We are the Design Architect for the transformation of the landmarked Richardson Olmsted Complex 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.
Construction is underway and the complex is expected to open in 2017 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