The two fall 2019 senior Environmental Design (END 450) workshops invite you to attend their final presentations on planning and design recommendations for neighborhoods spanning municipal boundaries. The studios focus on two unique local contexts in Buffalo and its surrounding municipalities.
Friday, December 6th
9:30 - 11:00am
Professors: Kim Amplement and Maggie Winship
This team-based, real-world planning project explored and analyzed the area that transects the Town of Amherst, the Town of Tonawanda, and the City of Buffalo. Students developed an understanding of the neighborhoods, their quality of life, and various identities taken on across these invisible, yet impactful, municipal boundaries. Students worked to bridge borders by creating design concepts to improve a commercial corridor and a shopping plaza, along with devising programming opportunities for inter-municipal connections to benefit municipalities, agencies, and communities in the study area.
Professor: Jeff Rehler
Working with a client from a community not-for-profit organization, students developed planning and design recommendations for the Kaisertown neighborhood at the convergence of Buffalo, Cheektowaga, and West Seneca. Students proposed recommendations to highlight Kaisertown assets including a rich historic character and recreational amenities in Houghton Park. They also developed ideas for enhancing business activity along the Clinton St. commercial corridor, making community amenities accessible for all ages, implementing green infrastructure, and improving waterfront access along the Buffalo River.