Buffalo Public School No. 64 Olmsted School


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Buffalo Public School No. 64 Olmsted School

Location
Buffalo, NY
Year Completed
2013
Building Type
Renovation/Addition
Size
60,000 sq. ft.
Cost
$14,200,000
Client
City of Buffalo Joint School Construction Board

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

The work at Buffalo Public School No. 64 involves the renovation of and an addition to a circa 1930 built, 60,000 sq. ft. existing school 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.

The new addition adds more than 50% of existing space for a grand total of 90,000 sq. ft. Upgrades include a 3 story classroom addition housing 24 new classroom spaces. HHL Architects worked extensively with NY State Historic Preservation Office in gaining SED approval involving the connection to the historic building.

A new playground and Olmsted site sensitive design features appeal to both users and community members. HHL Architects has worked closely with the Olmsted school advisory board on the development of the community playground.

The project started construction in Summer 2011 and was completed in October 2013. HHL adhered to strict MWBE utilization percentages with phase deadlines consistently met.

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