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Cultural/Civic

Lasalle Park Centennial Pool Alterations

HHL Architects was engaged by the City of Buffalo to renovate a dilapidated 1920’s public bathhouse and municipal swimming pool complex in the city’s Lasalle Park. The project is comprised of site work improvements, construction of a new 82′ x 110′ in-ground outdoor swimming pool, alterations to the existing splash pad and major renovations to..

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library: Mark Twain Manuscript Room

HHL Architects provided architectural design services for this special collection room located in the Central Branch of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library. Made possible by public and private funding, including a $50,000 grant from the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation, the Mark Twain Room officially opened to the public on May 12, 1995. Leaves..

Buffalo City Hall Common Council Chambers Restoration

HHL Architects designed this restoration, which is located on the 13th floor of the National Register-listed Buffalo City Hall building, built in 1929. The deterioration included a broken leaking skylight, cracked Guastavino masonry, an archaic sound system which obscured original stone carving, crumbling plaster, peeling paint, laminate covered original inlaid paneling and millwork, scarred flooring,..

Newstead Public Library

HHL Architects designed this new public library facility for the Town of Newstead to replace the antiquated Denio Library. The new location is on the historic Main Street of the village center of Akron. The educational focus of the library is children and technology. The design represents the integration of many passive energy elements to..

Theater Place

Theater Place

HHL Architects developed an adaptive reuse design of these two adjacent historic Main Street buildings. This was one of the first mixed-use projects in Downtown Buffalo to initiate the revitalization effort of the Theater District. The design incorporated a multi-level central atrium for circulation and borrowed daylight. Included in the facility were restaurants, night clubs,..

The Nash House Museum

The Nash House Museum is a National Register-listed former residence adjacent to downtown Buffalo. The building is a splendid example of a late 19th century vernacular, wood frame house, consisting of a lower and an upper flat. The building has survived in a part of the city which was once densely built with similar structures,..

Kleinhans Music Hall Restoration

Since 2002, HHL has lead a phased, multi-year restoration and reconstruction project of a National Historic Landmark, originally designed by Eliel and Eero Saarinen in 1939. This venue for the performing arts is home to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Buffalo Chamber Music Society. The phased projects included extensive ADA compliant renovations, including vertical..

Darwin D. Martin Estate: The George Barton House

After completing a Historic Structures Report, HHL began designing the restoration of this internationally known Frank Lloyd Wright-designed National Register house in 1992, 90 years after its original design for Darwin D. Martin’s sister and her husband. The house, a part of the Martin Estate, is a fine example of Wright’s transition to “breaking the..

Darwin D. Martin Estate: Windows Exhibition

HHL Architects acted in the multiple role of curator, designer, and fabrication partner to create an exhibition of more than 70 art glass windows from the Darwin D. Martin Estate, originally constructed from 1903 to 1906. The goal of the exhibition was to promote a greater understanding of the architectural importance of the Martin House...

Buffalo Museum of Science: Solar Dome Restoration

The Buffalo Museum of Science is a National Historic Landmark, located in a Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park. The Solar Observatory Dome, installed at the roof level of the museum in 1930, houses a solar scope that transmits images of the sun via prisms and mirrors to visitor’s floors below. HHL Architects designed the replacement copper..