Buffalo, NY, USA
Year Completed
Building Type
Adaptive Reuse
24,000 sq. ft.
Benedict House of Western New York

HHL Architects designed a conversion of this historic former U.S. Marine Hospital, designed by James Knox Taylor in 1908, into a residence for individuals living with AIDS. The facility includes 24 private rooms, four studio apartments, and common dining and living rooms to provide a variety of residential accommodations.

Important architectural features to retain were the central open community stair, an elevator in an open grillework enclosure, the central large double hung windows, and high ceilings which bring ample daylight into the space. Habitable spaces in the residence were neatly arranged to maintain the size and rhythm of fenestration.