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School of Architecture and Planning Magazine


Architecture student and on-the-side carpenter John Costello arrived from a jobsite in paint-splattered t-shirt and shorts, a sharpened pencil in hand. It was clear from his constant spatial descriptions and gesturing that he was resisting the urge to draw. When he began to describe the foreclosure house he just purchased on Buffalo’s West Side, he could resist no longer. 
Developer Richard Perlmutter (BA ’76) Navigates Turbulent Waters of Real Estate Industry.

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