The Richardson Center Corporation (RCC) is searching for development partners with a shared vision for the future of the Richardson Olmsted Campus.
The Richardson Center Corporation (RCC) is searching for development partners with a shared vision for the future of the Richardson Olmsted Campus.
Historical tours are offered May through September. Join our e-list to get first notice when tickets become available!
Historical tours are offered May through September. Join our e-list to get first notice when tickets become available!
Call (716) 249-3874 for an exploratory look at the past, present, and future of the Richardson Olmsted Campus!
Call (716) 249-3874 for an exploratory look at the past, present, and future of the Richardson Olmsted Campus!

    Rebirth of a Buffalo Architectural Treasure

    One of Buffalo’s most iconic buildings and a National Historic Landmark, the 145-year-old Richardson Olmsted Campus is being renewed after years of neglect.

    Designed by great American architect Henry Hobson Richardson and the famed landscape team of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the building incorporated a system of enlightened treatment for people with mental illness developed by Dr. Thomas Story Kirkbride. The Richardson remains an architectural gem and is visited by thousands of people from around the world.

    Today, the Richardson Olmsted Campus is home to one of the largest historic preservation projects in the nation. Since 2006, the nonprofit Richardson has been hard at work bringing the site back to life after decades of neglect, beginning with Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center and the future Lipsey Architecture Center in the iconic Towers Building. Meanwhile, work continues to develop the remaining two-thirds of the massive campus.

     

    Upcoming Events

    • Our historical tour season runs May through September with special tours offered at Thanksgiving. Otherwise, we are now closed for the season. Be the first to know when public tour tickets become available for the 2018 Tour Season: join our e-list!

     

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