Arcon Systems

Arcon Systems

HHL Architects was engaged to design the corporate headquarters and complete interiors for Arcon Systems, a contracting firm which specializes on interior finishes. A series of private and general offices, estimating and meeting areas organized around a central ground floor reception space. There is also a prominent stair to emphasize second story space. Ground faced..

Wegmans Tastings Restaurant & Wine Store Concept

HHL Architects worked in conjunction with Wegmans and Robert Edson Swain, AIA/EDGE, LLC to develop concepts to enhance Wegman’s flagship Pittsford, NY location. The concepts were intended to evolve into a prototypical restaurant theme/venue for the store’s regional network. The Tastings Restaurant concept was under the leadership of world-renown chef and restauranteur David Bouley. Initial..

Phillips Lytle Law Offices

HHL Architects designed two floors of new, expanded office space to accommodate the Philips Lytle’s vision. The design concept teamed attorney’s and their support staff in cluster arrangement by utilizing custom, HHL designed work stations which maximized space utilization.

Main Place Mall Adaptive Reuse Concept

HHL Architects developed multiple possible conversion designs of this existing Downtown Buffalo shopping mall. The building owner requested HHL Architects study a possible mixed-use office occupancy for the two main levels of the mall structure. A new glass elevator was introduced to provide an additional connection between the main floor level and the second (mezzanine)..

M&T Bank: Land Use Development Study

HHL Architects developed conceptual plans for prospective mixed-use office, hospitality, retail and residential development opportunities for M&T owned property in Downtown Buffalo. The study area included the two-block area bounded by Genesee, Washington, Ellicott and St. Michael’s. Alternatives include a new office/retail tower, a new hotel/retail tower, parking ramp, and mixed-housing/retail. The purpose was to..

M&T Bank: Ellicottville Branch

M&T Bank: Ellicottville Branch

HHL designed this adaptive reuse of a former gas station to become a new M&T Bank branch bank. The design involved updating the exterior finishes of the existing building, and completely renovating the interior, both to reflect the new brand standards which HHL has been producing for the bank since 2008. The planning also included..

M&T Bank: Dome Restoration

HHL Architects was commissioned to investigate the cause of rapid deterioration of the gold leaf on the M&T Dome. The building, topped by a glazed terra cotta dome, was originally designed for the Buffalo Savings Bank by Green & Wicks, and opened in March of 1901. The glaze quickly deteriorated and was painted with aluminum..

M&T Bank: 2nd Avenue Branch

M&T Bank: 2nd Avenue Branch

Teaming with Pentagram Design, HHL designed the interior fit-out of this 1,800 square foot branch for M&T Bank. Located on 2nd Avenue in Manhattan, the design is the result of HHL’s ongoing collaboration with Pentagram and M&T to formalize a design standard strategy for the bank. This location was the first branch to implement the..

Lackawanna Business District Design Guidelines

In 2005, HHL Architects was asked to develop a set of design guidelines to assist the city and building owners in improving the quality of the built environment in the Lackawanna Business District. The guidelines were adopted by the City Council and were used in planning and façade improvement efforts in the target area. Businesses..

Hyatt Regency Buffalo: Vestibule Renovations

This project came about because Hyatt wanted to improve the guest entry experience in the hotel. The existing revolving doors made it difficult to enter with luggage and the hotel was seeking another solution. Hyatt Buffalo’s existing entry was renovated to remove the revolving door and replace it with automatic sliding glass doors. The vestibule..