Westminster Presbyterian Church: Space Study & Renovations

HHL Architects studied this historic church to assess the utilization of space within the sanctuary/parish hall building as well as the detached former carriage house, now used as an Early Childhood School. Three scenarios were tested which created a new entry point as well as possible renovations to improve circulation and accommodate meeting, office and..

Temple Beth Zion Master Plan & Renovation

Temple Beth Zion, constructed circa 1967, was designed by the New York City firm of Harrison & Abramovitz, while the windows are the work of artist Ben Shahn. The Main Sanctuary building is listed on the National Register for Historic Places and its defining characteristic is the encircling walls composed of ten scalloped panels which..

Sisters of St. Joseph Master Plan & Addition

Sisters of St. Joseph Master Plan & Addition

Located on a 40-acre site along Main Street and Strickler Road, HHL Architects designed a master plan for the campus, followed by the first phase of implementation. The plan focused on centralizing public and communal activities, while establishing a clear hierarchy of public, semi-public, and private elements. The first phase involved the renovation of lobby..

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..

Episcopal Church Home

This Master Plan focused on the unification of the complex to coordinate several additions and new structures that were under consideration for construction. The campus, originally established in 1904 in the block bounded by Busti Avenue, Rhode Island Street, Seventh Street, and Massachusetts Avenue, expanded to acquire six existing buildings by 1987. The Master Plan..

Downtown Buffalo Strategic Plan

HHL Architects goal for this plan was to create a series of strategic actions to help achieve a new “vision” for Downtown Buffalo. The strategic plan analyzed existing conditions, building on the current strengths of the downtown area as well as potential development markets. HHL reviewed site conditions and opportunities for housing, mixed-use spaces, a..

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,..