• BPS #307 East High School—Renovations

Buffalo, NY

As part of its billion dollar, district-wide renovation program, Buffalo City School District needed to transform a circa 1925 building into a comprehensive academic high school to house the city’s first biotechnical science program. Kideney Architects’ design of the renovations for this $18.5M project completely reconstructed the school’s interior. High priorities included code compliance and full ADA accessibility.

Scope of Services

  • Focused on handicap accessibility throughout, including replacement of 1925 elevator and addition of a new elevator to reach mezzanine and sub-basement levels
  • Collaborated with State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) on the preservation of historic features and finishes, including restoration of original wood windows
  • Architectural and interior design
  • Food service equipment planning
  • Hazardous material testing and abatement design
  • Full FF&E services,
  • Landscape design
  • Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, civil and structural engineering

Design Features

  • Created ‘new’ space for cafeteria and art rooms by infilling portions of existing light wells
  • Creative relocation of corridors allowed for expanded spaces for library, science labs and music suite
  • Restoration of existing gym and natatorium
  • New lab spaces for Biotechnology Program

This project was awarded the “Best Education Project” by Business First in 2005