• BPS #95 Waterfront Elementary School

Buffalo, NY

Waterfront Elementary School was originally designed by Paul Rudolph in 1974. Thirty years later, Kideney Architects was commissioned to design the renovations for the facility. In addition to the maintenance concerns of leaking roofs, failing windows and doors, as well as interior finishes and lighting, a two-story, 23,000 SF classroom addition was constructed.

Scope of Services

  • Architectural design
  • Construction documents
  • Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection, civil and structural engineering design and construction documents
  • Survey and construction documents for hazardous materials abatement
  • Interior design, furniture selection, and bid documents
  • Full construction administration services, working in tandem with owner’s construction manager

Design Features

  • Addition of four kindergarten classrooms
  • Seven new multi-purpose classrooms
  • New library/media center
  • Reconfiguration of administrative offices
  • ADA compliance upgrades to toilet and shower facilities
  • Roof replacement
  • Separation of bus and automobile traffic
  • Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems and associated controls upgrades
  • Additional faculty parking
  • Technology upgrades