The Research Institute on Addictions occupies a five-story, early 20th century building on Main Street adjacent to the Downtown core. Our renovations began in 1973 with the creation of research laboratory space, education space and administrative areas housed in about 75% of the building.
Funding over two decades allowed for the design of the clinical component and remainder of the building, completing the program objective. Included was the design of fixed and flexible education/group interaction areas capable of accommodating 100+ people for seminars or 25-35 people in concurrent smaller group treatment sessions. The program also included eight soundproof, private interview rooms with audio-visual capability, linking these functions to the research component of the Institute. The Erie County Laboratories, designed by HHL Architects, occupied a full floor of the building.