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“Inner Circle: Architects & Developers”

With a deep collection of architectural landmarks, Western New York has amassed assets that can help on many fronts including economic development and growing the tourism base. But it is up to the region to take advantage of those assets. That was the consensus among the insiders who gathered at a Business First roundtable that..





“Where Credit Is Due”

Architects often struggle for recognition in the eye of the public, especially in the sensitive work of restoration and adaptive reuse. Architects must often feel invisible. Look at news articles about new buildings or real-estate deals and notice how rarely they are cited for their designs. The client or developer is front and center, and..


“Theodore L. “Ted” LOWNIE”

LOWNIE – Theodore L. “Ted” Unexpectedly, January 17, 2017, age 80, beloved husband of Olga (nee Aleksiewicz) Lownie; devoted father of Alexander A. “Alexi” Lownie and Anya A. (Neil A. Pearson) Lownie; loving grandfather (“Grumps”) of Maya; dear brother of Susan (Vince) Yannone and the late David (late Ella) Lownie; he will be sadly missed..

“Theodore L. Lownie, Renowned Preservation Architect”

Theodore Leonard Lownie liked buildings. Preferably older ones, with some history to them. Over decades, Mr. Lownie and his firm, Hamilton Houston Lownie Architects — later shortened to HHL Architects — left an indelible imprint on the city’s historic architecture, from the Darwin Martin House to Kleinhans Music Hall. Mr. Lownie, 80, was fatally injured..