Buffalo Creek Community Center

Project highlights:


 Seneca Nation


John Waterman


Buffalo, NY

Key Project

  • Facility Programming and Space Schematics
  • Code/Zoning Overview
  • Sustainable Design Strategies
  • Concept Plans & Renderings
  • Project Development Scheduling
  • Project Budgeting and Cost Estimates

The ‘Conceptual Design’ is for a proposed Community Center for the Seneca Nation on a vacant lot in the city of Buffalo, NY. The facility will be approximately 6,000 square feet and the program includes; a multi-purpose event center, offices, classrooms, reception lobby and support spaces. The structure is an economical metal building with a simple geometric shape including design features such as; a large skylight, courtyard with a fireplace and a fenced playground.

Sustainable “Green design” strategies include natural day-lighting techniques with integrated dimming systems, thermal envelope considerations, utilization of responsible materials, and the incorporation of high-performance glazing.

The design also incorporates many Seneca Nation cultural representations.