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“Artspace Lofts Helps Patchogue’s Revival”

It’s been a year since they came to Patchogue with their easels, canvasses and pottery wheels, guitars and pianos, settling into a population of like-minded “creatives” of various ages and backgrounds. And since then, the $18-million live/work housing complex on Terry Street known as Artspace Patchogue Lofts has created a community of neighbors out of..


“The State of Wright: An Architects’ Discussion”

How do architects look upon Frank Lloyd Wright’s work? We recently convened a discussion among four active Buffalo architects to get their insights as to Wright’s place in history and his relevance today. Ted Lownie is the founding partner of HHL Architects, a full service architectural firm specializing in new building projects, adaptive reuse of..



“Faces of Artspace: Kathy Seff”

Welcome to our new series profiling the creative artists who call Artspace home. Located at 20 Terry Street, Artspace Patchogue held its last summer with the goal of attracting artists to Patchogue Village. We will use this series to introduce you to some of the talented faces behind its doors. Kathy Seff Age: 36 Hometown:..


“Architecture Firm Takes On New Name”

For years, whenever Matt Meier was on the phone giving the name of his architectural firm, he had to go through a rather lengthy explanation. “It’s almost second nature, but I would sit there and go, ‘It’s Hamilton … Houston, spelled like the city … and Lownie,” Meier said. He doesn’t have to do that..

“Arts on the Rise”

Artists have long pioneered the rebirth of hard-hit urban districts, but rarely as part of a larger vision for social welfare. Last month, the Ford Foundation announced a bold effort aimed at offering just that kind of neighborhood-based support: a $100 million program to help fund new and rehabilitated theaters, museums, galleries, and live/work spaces..

“M&T Unveils New-Look Bank Branch”

The newest M&T Bank branch in Western New York opened this week in West Seneca’s Southgate Plaza. The 9,100-square-feet building shows off the bank’s new design model, which will be replicated in future new-branch construction. It sits on the site of a demolished Citibank N.A. office, which M&T acquired in 2006. Bank officials said M&T’s..