Learn More About Richardson Olmsted Campus

October 24, 2018 by Juvenio Guerra

"Those of us who witnessed the rebirth of Richardson's majestic, towered masterpiece as the Richardson Olmsted Campus recognized this was an extraordinary undertaking. This prestigious award raises the City of Buffalo's growing reputation as a world-class architectural tourism destination."

—Byron W. Brown, Mayor of Buffalo

Richardson Olmsted Campus
Buffalo, New York

Reuse of the massive 145-year-old Richardson Olmsted Campus, the former Buffalo State Asylum and widely considered to be one of Buffalo’s most important and beautiful buildings, is the story of a threatened National Historic Landmark, the community effort to save it, a public-private partnership, skilled planning and design, and, ultimately, of success and rebirth.

The transformation of the campus into a new hotel and architecture center occupying the iconic Towers Building and its two flanking structures is expected to be the crown jewel of a planned, mixed-use civic campus contributing to Buffalo’s architectural heritage.

Richardson Olmsted Campus is open year-round with historical tours available May through September. Visitors can learn about the past, present, and future of the campus on public or private guided tours.

The lobby of the main building of Richardson Olmsted Campus.

photo by: Scott Gable Photography

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