The Richardson Olmsted Complex was originally constructed in 1872 as the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane, considered one of H.H. Richardson’s first masterworks. Despite the periodic physical changes, the core complex that constitutes the “Richardson/Kirkbride” buildings remained in continual use as a mental health facility until 1974.

Flynn Battaglia Architects with Deborah Berke Partners and Goody Clancy were selected in 2012 to rehabilitate and reprogram the iconic administration building (Building 45) and the first flanking building on either side (Buildings 44 and 10) to become a $60M urban resort hotel, conference and event center, along with the Buffalo Architecture Center. In addition to architectural services and project management, Flynn Battaglia has also completed the Part 1 and Part 2 Historic Tax Credit Application for the project, securing necessary funding for the redevelopment of the Complex and positioning the Complex for future funds for additional construction phases.

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Richardson Olmsted Complex
Buffalo, NY