The Renovation

History and inspiring design come together for the future of architecture and planning education

Hayes Hall restored.

Combining a complete restoration of the building’s exterior with reimagined interior spaces, the project revives an iconic landmark for UB and the region and creates a flexible, dynamic learning environment for future architects and planners. From maximizing daylighting to sourcing reclaimed wood, the project aims for LEED Gold Certification and raises the bar for sustainable building practices at UB. The renovation is the largest-ever in the history of the circa 1870s local landmark, home to the School of Architecture and Planning since 1977.

The renovation of Hayes Hall combines a complete exterior restoration with a reimagining of its interior, featuring day-lit open spaces, widened corridors and informal learning zones throughout the building.
From day one, UB has approached the largest restoration of Hayes Hall in 80 years with a deep appreciation for its history.
The Hayes Hall renovation is a core component of UB’s leadership in sustainability, both through research and teaching and the development and operation of its own campus.