Architecture

See Designs by the Masters

Buffalo’s landscape and skyline read like a textbook from an architectural master class. Study the clean lines of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House, unique in his body of work. Trace the early origins of skyscraper design at Louis Sullivan’s Guaranty Building. Marvel at the steeply pitched rooflines of H.H. Richardson’s Romanesque Richardson Olmsted Campus. Observe the graceful curves of Eliel and Eero Saarinen’s Kleinhans Music Hall. Visit the cradle of the American Arts & Crafts movement at Elbert Hubbard’s Roycroft Inn & Campus. And enjoy the meticulously planned landscaping of Frederick Law Olmsted’s parks and parkways.

 

While many cities’ early 20th-century masterworks have been lost to time, Buffalo’s have been lovingly maintained and restored. In all, you’ll find seven Frank Lloyd Wright landmarks in our region, including the exquisitely sited Graycliff. You’ll walk down streets graced by buildings from great designers like Richard Upjohn, Stanford White, Lord & Burnham and Charles Atwood. And you’ll immerse yourself in the Gilded Age grandeur of Delaware Avenue’s “Millionaire’s Row.”

 

For a more intimate examination of our architectural treasures, treat yourself to a luxurious stay at Hubbard’s Roycroft Inn or the Hotel @ The Lafayette, designed by America’s first female professional architect, Louise Blanchard Bethune. Even the monolithic grain elevators along the Buffalo River have structural significance, having influenced modern architectural sensibilities.

 

Few cities possess the kind of architectural resume Buffalo maintains. See for yourself what The New York Times called “a textbook for a course in modern American buildings.”

Buffalo’s Architectural Portfolio

800 West Ferry

800 West Ferry

800 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222

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Blue Sky Mausoleum

Blue Sky Mausoleum

1411 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209

(716) 885-1600

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Brisbane Building

Brisbane Building

403 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

(716) 880-1917

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Buffalo AKG Art Museum

1285 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222

(716) 882-8700

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Buffalo Botanical Gardens

Buffalo Botanical Gardens

2655 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14218

(716) 827-1584

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Buffalo Central Terminal

Buffalo Central Terminal

495 Paderewski Drive
Buffalo, NY 14212

(716) 754-6142

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Buffalo City Hall

Buffalo City Hall

65 Niagara Square
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716)851-4200

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Buffalo City Hall Observation Deck

Buffalo City Hall Observation Deck

65 Niagara Square
Buffalo, NY 14202

(716) 851-4890

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Buffalo History Museum

Buffalo History Museum

One Museum Court
Buffalo, NY 14216

(716) 873-9644

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Burchfield Penney Art Center

Burchfield Penney Art Center

1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222

(716) 878-6011

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Calumet Building

Calumet Building

46-58 W.Chippewa Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

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Campanile

Campanile

925 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209

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