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    09.20.21 | Universal Design for Public Comfort Stations

    We strive to design for all at every level of the built environment. We are looking beyond Gender Neutral design to Universally designed bathrooms, or comfort stations – conceived to be accessible to all people, regardless of gender expression, age, ability, belief, and social structure.

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  • Design for Climate Change by Michael Tuzzo of Architectural Resources
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    08.12.21 | Climate Change and Design in NYS

    The world’s climate is changing at an accelerated rate due to human activity; sustainability is no longer optional.

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  • Modular Design
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    07.02.21 | Modular Design

    Simplicity in design does not exclude deep thought and strategic planning – modular design is a manifestation of this idea and is a level of design thinking that can be utilized at any scale.

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  • Flex Classrooms by Architectural Resources
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    06.09.21 | Flex Classrooms

    We know that a learning experience has as much to do with our environment as it does the teachers and students that create those experiences. After the past year, we have all gained a profound appreciation of how important these are to foster development and ignite a love for learning.

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  • Making Places
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    05.21.21 | Making Place

    There is no placemaking without people. As we move together toward a post-covid era, what new factors will impact our sense of place? The tools of placemaking were important before, and now they are crucial to how we experience our environment.

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    04.19.21 | 30 Years

    Here’s to 30 years of conversations in pursuit of design excellence.

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    03.15.21 | Spring Renewal

    With our roots in Buffalo NY, it has always been imperative for our team at A|r to be four-season thinkers and designers. The elements have a profound and ever-changing effect on any built space, and the best designs use them to their advantage.

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    02.14.21 | Valentines Heart-Bomb

    Here’s to our annual tradition of heart bombing one of our beloved buildings! Check out our vision for this building.

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  • Understanding Place - February Blog Post from Arch Res
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    02.02.21 | Understanding Place

    One of the earliest steps in our design process is illustrating the forces that will affect a future design. It is imperative for us to understand how a new project will interact with its surroundings, make us feel, appear throughout the season, and accommodate the needs of future occupants.

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    01.25.21 | 2021: Our virtual reality

    It’s 2021! We’ve finally made it.
    We’ve spent nearly a year working remotely, at full steam, supporting our clients with design solutions that are more critical than ever to navigate their workspace, shape the healthcare environment and reinvent (again) what the classroom can and should provide.

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  • Happy Holidays
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    12.23.20 | Happy Holidays

    From our family to yours, have a joyful, magical, and healthy holiday season, and a wonderful New Year!

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  • Vertical Transportation by Architectural Resources
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    11.09.20 | Vertical Transportation

    Early in our firm’s history, we understood the value of a dedicated vertical transportation (VT) design studio to seamlessly blend VT and architectural design into our projects.

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  • World Mental Health Day
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    10.10.20 | World Mental Health Day

    We’re taking a moment to recognize a very significant health awareness observance on October 10: World Mental Health Day.

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  • Library Design in a Changing World
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    09.02.20 | Library Design in a Changing World

    With the ever-evolving nature of teaching and learning, the academic library has already undergone a great transformation by adapting to new paradigms present in higher education. The proliferation of digital resources and scholarship has meant that access to information is everywhere and even more critical in the current circumstances.

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  • Design Technology by Architectural Resources
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    08.03.20 | Design Technology

    A|r was one of the first firms in the country to integrate full scale Building Information Modeling (BIM) project execution into our practice. Our team leverages BIM capabilities to create highly intelligent models, providing sophisticated visualizations which inform and optimize design, budget and schedules.

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  • Waterfront Restoration Design
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    07.09.20 | Waterways

    Our great waterways create a sense of place and connect us to the industrial heritage of our region. We have teamed with community stakeholders to build inviting civic spaces and bolster community engagement within these important spaces.

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  • Urban Design
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    06.08.20 | Urban Design

    Parks are the place! The great role of parks and public spaces in advancing health, wellness and inclusion in our communities has become even more vital today.

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  • Historic Preservation by Arch Res
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    05.01.20 | Historic Preservation

    Our cities may have gone quiet these past months, but this time of stillness is a mere nano-second in the lifetime of our great historic places.

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  • Wellness by Design
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    04.06.20 | Wellness by Design

    Whether you are staying home, working from home, or providing essential services each day, we are all learning how to be together apart and how to be creative at home.

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  • Covid-19 Update
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    03.18.20 | An Important COVID-19 Update

    In this unprecedented time A|r is taking every measure to protect our team, families, colleagues, and community.

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  • March Music at Architectural Resources
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    03.02.20 | Performance Space Design

    March is Music in Our Schools Month, and this March we celebrate the performing arts and spaces that support the inclusive and energizing experience of live performance.

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  • Sustainable Design
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    02.01.20 | Sustainable Design

    This February, we are highlighting the role that architecture has had in global climate change and envisioning ways we can contribute to solutions.

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  • Design Thinking
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    01.02.20 | Design Thinking

    January is the month of resolutions, revelations, and new beginnings. This January we celebrate Design Thinking.

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  • Child Care Center in Potsdam NY by Architectural Resources
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    12.02.19 | Child Care Center at SUNY Potsdam

    Play-centered learning is in full swing at the new Child Care Center at SUNY Potsdam.

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  • Trico Complex Center - Architectural Resources
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    10.30.19 | Trico Complex

    Together with Krog Group, the A|r design team is transforming the historic Trico Complex structure into a new, mixed-use destination in downtown Buffalo.

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    10.01.19 | SouthBeach

    Construction is wrapping up at the new South Beach Psychiatric Center Inpatient Facility!

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  • National Parking Day
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    09.20.19 | National Parking Day

    Five days until PARK(ing) day 2019! In honor of this year’s PARKing Day, we’re celebrating small parks of all kinds that – while small – can have a large impact on revitalizing urban streetscapes. Here are our five favorite techniques for transforming our streets into vibrant and people-friendly places. 5. PEDESTRIAN ISLANDS These are safe …

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  • Suny Oneonta Welcome Center
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    09.04.19 | Welcome Center

    Returning to college or arriving for the first time, the Welcome Center provides an intriguing point of arrival, beckoning the community to discover the campus. Positioned at the head of the academic mall, the new SUNY Oneonta Welcome Center invites new students and alumni to experience the rich tradition of SUNY Oneonta, as they pass …

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  • Deep Energy Retrofit at Buffalo State College
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    08.02.19 | Deep Energy Retrofit at Buffalo State College

    The next wave of environmentally-conscious design goes beyond merely reducing negative impacts to buildings that positively contribute to the environment through regenerative design.

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  • U.B. Innovation by Architectural Resources
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    07.05.19 | UB Innovation

    We’ve teamed up with UB and the Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics Life Sciences (CBLS) on the creation of a new Innovation HUB and startup incubator on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus! We are thrilled to work alongside industry leaders in health, biomedical and life sciences with the goal of understanding their unique needs and …

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  • I.M. Pei and Maytum Hall
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    06.05.19 | I.M. Pei at SUNY Fredonia

    With the passing of I.M. Pei, we reflect on the 70-year career of I.M. Pei and his immeasurable contribution to the field of architecture. We all studied his paradigm-breaking brand of modernism, his exquisite use of concrete, and his defiant geometries. Many of us had the intimate privilege of working on his creations here in …

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  • 28 Years
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    05.03.19 | 28 Years

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  • The Egg by Architectural Resources
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    03.29.19 | The Egg

    The Egg – named for its iconic design – is the Empire State Plaza’s Center for the Performing Arts. The A|r Vertical Transportation studio was invited to provide complete elevator modernization for the facility.

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  • Mill Project at Provo by Architectural Resources
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    03.03.19 | Introducing Mill Race at Provo Station

    Inspired by the iconic mountain ranges and canyons that surround the city, Mill Race at Provo Station is a 110,000 square feet residential and office building located in the heart of downtown Provo Utah.

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  • Canterbury Woods by Architectural Resources
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    02.07.19 | Canterbury Woods at Gates Circle

    We are so pleased to see Canterbury Woods at Gates Circle featured for the Buffalo News January Home of the Month.

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    12.26.18 | Center 63

    Nichols School Class of 1963 Center for Science and Mathematics turns 10 at the end of this year!

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  • Winter Wishes from Architectural Resources
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    12.10.18 | Winter is coming!

    Winter is coming! As we reflect on the past year, we give thanks for your loyalty and partnership throughout the year. We extend our very best wishes to you for a season filled with warmth, comfort and good cheer!

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  • The Grid- Architecture Resources
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    10.16.18 | Introducing the Grid

    Introducing the Grid, our newest addition to Buffalo’s inventory of distinct residential facilities

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  • Workflow at Architectural Resources Architect Firm
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    08.29.18 | Workflow

    Here at A|r we operate as a design studio. What does this mean exactly? It means that our multidisciplinary staff comes together as a team to collaborate and develop as a unified whole.

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  • Courtyard Defined by Architectural Resources
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    08.03.18 | The Rails

    No precise definition of a courtyard exists. Throughout time, courtyards have manifested in many fashions, whether open or enclosed, offering a main attraction or a tranquil transition, a public destination, or a secluded retreat.

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  • North Union Street Planning - Olean, NY
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    07.05.18 | North Union

    Summer is a time for leisurely strolls and enjoying Western New York’s ideal weather. What better way to enjoy the outdoors than on streets designed to create a safe and sustainable environment for pedestrians?

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  • Maryvale Hospital - Behavioral Health Planning
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    06.21.18 | Maryvale Hospital – Phoenix, AZ

    We are excited to collaborate with Maricopa Integrated Health System on converting Phoenix’s Maryvale Hospital into a 203 bed Behavioral Health Hospital.

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  • Southbeach News Article
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    06.19.18 | South Beach Psychiatric Center

    Staten Island’s new 261-bed Behavioral Health Residential Building is taking shape at the South Beach Psychiatric Center.

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  • Canalside - Architectural Resources
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    06.11.18 | Canalside

    The reflection of silos on water and use of galvanized steel pay homage to our industrial heritage here in Buffalo, New York.

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  • Buffalo Psychiatric Center Behavioral Health Wing
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    06.17.18 | Buffalo Psychiatric Center – Buffalo, NY

    Our renovation of the Buffalo Psychiatric Center’s new Children & Youth Behavioral Health wing is well underway.

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  • Olympic Ski Jump
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    05.03.18 | Olympic Jumping Complex at Whiteface Mountain

    The Olympic season means many things, including life-changing inspiration for the next generation of young athletes ready to pursue the dream of Gold.

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  • Oneonta Center by Architectural Resources
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    04.06.18 | Oneonta Welcome Center

    A Welcome Center is the heart of a campus, and perhaps the most vital building in student life. It is an inviting place which encourages social interaction, recreation, and the sharing of ideas.

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  • Canterbury Performing Center
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    01.29.18 | Andy Anselmo Performing Arts Center at Canterbury Woods

    From Drama Theatres to Recital Halls to Multipurpose Performing Arts Centers, we have long been intrigued by the way performing arts buildings shape the perception of theatre, dance & music.

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  • Gingerbread House by Architectural Resources
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    01.08.18 | A|r Herman Miller and Millington Lockwood’s Annual Gingerbread Competition

    This holiday season, A|r accepted the challenge to enter Herman Miller’s annual gingerbread house competition.

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