We are the Design Architect for the transformation of the landmarked Richardson Olmsted Campus in Buffalo into a new boutique hotel, conference and event center, and Buffalo Architecture center. The 140-year-old former state hospital facility, originally designed by H.H. Richardson with a landscape design by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, was registered as a National Historic Landmark in 1986 and is regarded as one of architecture’s great 19th century treasures.
The design of the entire project has been guided by a deep respect for the historic architecture and a desire to create a thoroughly modern travel and cultural experience. We redesigned North-side entry as a beacon, with a sculptural glass entry way to emphasize the project’s balance of the historic and modern.
The complex opened as Hotel Henry, Urban Resort Conference Center.
H. H. Richardson – original architect
Frederick Law Olmsted – original landscape architect
Flynn Battaglia Architects – executive architect
Goody Clancy – historic preservation architect
Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger – structural engineer