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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..


“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..



“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..



“Architecture, Engineering Strive for Better Efficiency”

What sort of growth and/or expansion do you foresee in the architecture and/or engineering professions when the economy finally begins a solid turnaround? Thomas Jaeger, president, Kideney Architects, Amherst: With increased confidence in the economy, architects and engineers will likely see changes to provide services in three main areas: • Deferred maintenance for facilities owned..