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Erie County Consortium ADA Transition Plans

Erie County Consortium ADA Transition Plans

In 1994, HHL was hired by the Erie County Department of Environment & Planning to provide an assessment for multiple public-use buildings within a consortium of 32 Erie County municipalities. The task and report were like what was supplied to the City of Buffalo for their ADA Transition Plan. Then, in 1996, we were engaged..

Edward Street Urban Park Study

HHL Architects developed concept plans to rejuvenate a derelict urban park at the juncture of Edward Street, Virginia Street and North and South Elmwood Avenue in the city’s historic Allentown District. Two options were developed; Concept ‘A’ focused on creating an improved circulation path through the park linking North and South Elmwood at a central..

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..

City of Buffalo ADA Transition Plan Assessments

HHL was engaged by the City of Buffalo in 1994 to conduct ADA Transition Plan Assessments for all City-owned public buildings. Our study included over 200 buildings, and we surveyed and generated compliance assessments and suggestions to remedy the issues. We also included some prioritization scoring and cost assumptions. The City then used this report..

Chautauqua Institution Historic American Buildings Survey

In 2016, HHL Architects completed a Historic American Buildings Survey of the Amphitheater (“The Amp”). The survey included historical information about Chautuaqua Institution, architectural information about The Amp, cited sources, and an appendix containing the original 1989 National Register of Historic Places registration form. The Amp, constructed in 1893, has gone under numerous changes and..

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 Waterfront Restaurant Concept

HHL Architects designed this concept waterfront restaurant and banquet facility to replace the former “Crawdaddy’s” restaurant which was demolished. The design incorporated a series of balconies and decks which cascaded toward the water’s edge to maximize views and the experience of escaping to the waterfront within the city. The ground floor is designed to be..

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper Citizen’s Vision for the Lakefront

The Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper selected HHL Architects to work with their organization on developing a strategy and vision for developing the inner and outer harbors along Buffalo’s lakefront. The strategies were to preserve and enhance the best natural aspects of the inner and outer harbors while concentrating development in a controlled manner. The resulting vision..

Buffalo Convention Center Market & Site Study

HHL Architects was engaged, along with a select group of specialized event planning and economic consultants, to evaluate possible sites for relocating the current Buffalo Convention Center to other areas of Downtown Buffalo. The analysis included non-design (program only) options for alternate locations where similar (expanded) convention center programs could fit and would provide improved..