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Cultural/Civic

Graycliff Estate Boiler House & Garden Wall Restoration

The Graycliff Estate was designed and completed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1931 for Isabelle Martin, wife of industrialist Darwin Martin, as a summer home for the family on the bluffs above Lake Erie. In 1999, the Graycliff Conservancy was formed, and HHL Architects was engaged in the first official restoration task at the estate,..

Gowanda’s Historic Hollywood Theater

Gowanda’s Historic Hollywood Theater is a New York State and National Historic Registry Landmark. In 1997, the theater was donated to the Gowanda Area Redevelopment Corporation (GARC), a non-profit organization. In 1999 the GARC chose HHL Architects to lead the theater’s restoration project, which would be broken down into two phases. Phase I included design..

Forest Lawn Cemetery Comfort Station

HHL Architects was selected to design a restroom facility at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The building was needed to create a facility available to Forest Lawn visitors that was close to the main administration building, compatible with the surroundings, handicapped accessible and easily recognizable. The building is constructed of composite stone to match the adjacent administration..

Erie County Department of Social Services Law Offices

HHL was engaged to renovate the Social Services Attorney’s Office Suite on the seventh floor of the Erie County Rath Building. This project entailed space planning, construction documents, bidding with multiple prime contracts, and construction administration. Highlights of the re-design include a new break room and conference room on the perimeter of the building, taking..

Dnipro Ukrainian Cultural Center

In 2016, HHL Architects was engaged to create a condition report for Dnipro, the Ukrainian Cultural Center located in Buffalo, NY. The report involved site visits, studying and photographing the interior and exterior building and grounds. This included the main roof, low roof and penthouse roofs, all mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, climate control, heating,..

Delaware Park Comprehensive Development Plan

HHL Architects, with Duryea and Wilhelmini, developed a comprehensive development plan for the restoration and revitalization of this 368-acre city park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Primary tasks included re-evaluation of the park and planning for contemporary recreational requirements, coordination with concurrent development large scale design efforts for the lake and the zoo, and preparation..

Colonel Ward Pumping Station Study, Roof & Chimney Alterations

HHL Architects was commissioned by the City of Buffalo Department of Public Works, Parks and Streets to prepare an Architectural/Structural Conditions Study for the Colonel Ward Pumping Station Complex located in Lasalle Park. The focus of the study was to assess structural concerns and exterior masonry building facade and roofing deficiencies for all buildings. Survey..

Cathedral Park

HHL Architects worked on the design of an urban park incorporating the expanded site setting for St. Paul’s Cathedral by combining Erie Street with the cathedral block into a unified, landscaped, public space. St. Paul’s Cathedral also owned a former bank branch at 4 Cathedral Park, where HHL Architects was engaged to adaptively reuse the..

Buffalo Museum of Science: Astronomical Observatory Dome Renovation

Buffalo Museum of Science: Astronomical Observatory Dome Renovation

The Buffalo Museum of Science was looking to improve its Astronomy Program and engaged HHL Architects in the restoration of its Astronomical Observatory Dome. The dome was in serious disrepair, no longer opening or rotating. Working with Ash Manufacturing Company, a specialist in observatory domes, HHL replaced it with a state of the art, electronically..

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library: Elevator Renovations

HHL Architects was engaged to redesign a new elevator system to replace the multi-level escalators that have been the primary mode of movement within the center of the Library since it’s opening in 1964. This multi-phase project removed the old elevator and hazardous material, and then the existing hoist way was expanded to allow for..