St. Louis Roman Catholic Church

Located on Main Street, St. Louis is the oldest Catholic parish in the Diocese of Buffalo. Designed by Schikel and Ditmar in1889, the 245-foot-tall steeple includes a 72-foot-tall, pierced spire, reportedly the tallest open-work spire ever built completely of stone without reinforcement. It is reputed to be the only remaining pierced spire in the United..

Niagara Falls City Hall Façade Restoration

HHL Architects was selected for the restoration of the stone masonry façade and monumental entry stair of this National Register Landmark. The causes of degradation of the stone and concrete systems were identified, and the project was divided into two phases to accommodate funding schedules. Phase I of the project was completed in September of..

Lancaster Presbyterian Church Renovations & Expansion

HHL Architects prepared a Master Plan, designed expanded parking, and then redesigned this 160+ year-old historic sanctuary, doubling the seating capacity to 360. The plan orientation was rotated 180 degrees, (matching the original sanctuary design) and the south wall was removed to expand into a new addition, enabling a new balcony. Existing pews, paneling, and..

Erie County Courts: Master Plan & Implementation

HHL Architects prepared a master plan, which included site evaluation, selection, programming, and concept building design for a new County Court Building. The County ultimately decided to use the existing historic Old County Hall campus for the Civil Courts, the Annex (25 Delaware Avenue) for the Criminal Courts, and 77 West Eagle for auxiliary functions...

Erie Community College Burt P. Flickinger Athletic Center

Erie Community College Burt P. Flickinger Athletic Center

HHL Architects, in collaboration with aquatics specialist Counsilman-Hunsaker, designed this state-of-the art athletic center for use as the 1993 World University Games swimming venue. Following the games, it became the field house for Erie Community College. The facility houses 50 meter and 75-yard competition pools, a field house with three basketball courts and a suspended..

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fontana Boathouse

Frank Lloyd Wright conceived the boathouse in 1905 for the University of Wisconsin for a site on the Yahara River. The project, never built, was redrawn by Wright as a perspective sketch for presentation at travelling exhibits in 1930 and 1931. At that time, the stated materials changed to concrete from the original plaster on..

Corpus Christi Church: Roof Restoration

HHL Architects was engaged to provide architectural design and engineering services for the restoration of this historic church located in Buffalo’s East Side. Built in 1907 of Onondaga limestone faced with red Medina sandstone, Corpus Christi was designed by noted Buffalo architects Schmill and Gould. Included in the scope of work was a complete replacement..

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,..

Buffalo Central Terminal Restoration

HHL Architects was engaged to provide design and engineering services for the restoration of this National Register-listed historic, former train terminal located in Buffalo’s East Side. Our initial assignment in 1996 was the execution of a comprehensive Existing Conditions Study of the complex. Subsequent work focused on restoring the building envelope to be weather tight..