Buffalo Public School No. 203 Olmsted School @ Kensington


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Buffalo Public School No. 203 Olmsted School @ Kensington

Location
Buffalo, NY
Year Completed
2012
Building Type
Renovation/Addition
Size
201,000 sq. ft.
Cost
$17,521,251
Client
City of Buffalo Joint School Construction Board

As part of a district-wide master plan, the City of Buffalo Public Schools are currently completing a comprehensive multi-phased restoration and reconstruction.

This art deco building, constructed circa 1934, is a National Register eligible building. The renovation design preserves the main facade while providing an addition at the rear of the building.

The existing school building has undergone complete MEP and Fire Protection updates, as well as the incorporation of “smart classrooms”, laboratory facility modernization, district-wide technology improvements, and interior renovations to classroom, administration and auxiliary support spaces. Olmsted sensitive site features have been incorporated into the work.

The work also included an addition that houses a music room, green room, and an entrance for the main performance space. The addition is about 1500 sq. ft. with custom leaf frit patterned glass.

The Olmsted ideology envisions the learning environment as an open series of class spaces and this ideal was incorporated into the renovation and addition design.

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