• Seneca Nation of Indians – Administration Building


The Seneca Nation of Indians commissioned Kideney Architects in association with Two Row Architect to design a new headquarters. This building, completed in March 2010, encompasses the executive, legislative, judicial and administrative functions of the Seneca Nation’s Allegany Territory, and serves as a center for Seneca culture. The design of the Allegany Administration Building is welcoming to the public and conveys a sense of civic pride through a strong representation of cultural values.  The design team introduced natural materials such as wood, stone, and quarry tile to construct the Administration Building. The result is a warm and welcoming facility that avoids the institutional feel common in other administration centers.

Scope of Services

  • Architectural design, construction documents and construction administration services
  • Interior design services
  • Furniture planning
  • Programming services
  • Mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering
  • Site/landscape/civil engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Acoustical design

Design Features

  • Numerous design features based on interpretation of significant cultural references and symbolism
  • Stylized window treatment provides solar shading and is etched with the symbol of the ever-growing Tree Wampum Belt, representing peace and strength, and graces the main entrance