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Community Music School by Architectural Resources

Design Brief

Project Location: Buffalo, NY

A|r’s renovation strategy for the Community Music School Renovation and Addition optimizes internal spaces for private lessons and small performances while also enhancing key attributes of the historic structure. A glass volume addition with operable walls showcases a performance venue and entry lobby that actively engages the facility with the vibrant Elmwood Avenue community. A new, double-loaded corridor undulates through the building and provides a natural division between louder, larger spaces and smaller spaces intended for more quiet instruction and practice. Lastly, a newly introduced rooftop terrace provides sweeping views of the Elmwood Village and the City of Buffalo, providing the community with a platform to enjoy open-air musical performances and the dynamism of urban life.

Design Brief

A|r’s renovation strategy for the Community Music School Renovation and Addition optimizes internal spaces for private lessons and small performances while also enhancing key attributes of the historic structure. A glass volume addition with operable walls showcases a performance venue and entry lobby that actively engages the facility with the vibrant Elmwood Avenue community. A new, double-loaded corridor undulates through the building and provides a natural division between louder, larger spaces and smaller spaces intended for more quiet instruction and practice. Lastly, a newly introduced rooftop terrace provides sweeping views of the Elmwood Village and the City of Buffalo, providing the community with a platform to enjoy open-air musical performances and the dynamism of urban life.

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