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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..


“ECHDC Approves Contract for Interpretive Structures Project”

The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) has met and approved a contract that includes the following measures: A contract for architectural and engineering design services for the Canalside Interpretive Structures project ECHDC’s operating and capital budgets An agreement with State Parks for operations and maintenance of property at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor The ECHDC Board of..

“Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. Hires Design Firm for Future Canalside Structures”

The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation has selected an architectural firm, known for its work with historic buildings, to design several future structures for Buffalo’s Canalside. On Monday morning, the Corporation’s board approved a $1.3 million contract for the firm’s services. Hamilton Houston Lownie Architects will provide design assistance for numerous projects slated for Canalside,..




“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..