The Renaissance Campaign
The reuse of the Richardson Olmsted Complex is a long-fought-for and celebrated part of Buffalo's economic and cultural revival. Widely considered to be one of Buffalo's most important and beautiful buildings, the Richardson Olmsted Complex is in the midst of reuse and renewal. The redevelopment of this National Historic Landmark is part of Buffalo’s resurgence as an arts and culture destination and a mecca for architecture enthusiasts from around the nation – as well as one of the largest historic preservations projects in the country.
To continue preserving and redeveloping this local architectural treasure, The Renaissance Campaign for the Richardson Olmsted Complex aims to raise $10 million to complete the first phase of redevelopment at the Complex and launch the Buffalo Architecture Center inside the Richardson Olmsted Complex.
Stanford Lipsey, long-time Publisher of The Buffalo News and fervent supporter of Buffalo’s architectural heritage, and his wife Judith Lipsey, herself a strong advocate for historic preservation, have made a generous $2.5 million gift to launch the Buffalo Architecture Center and in turn the Center will be named in their honor.
In addition to their $2.5 million gift, the Lipseys have committed a $2.5 million challenge grant to encourage $5 million in additional giving.
Your support is crucial to meet this challenge. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to leave your mark on one of the world’s most celebrated architectural masterpieces—and help keep the property full of life for generations to come.
Together, we saved this famous landmark from abandonment; together, we created a reuse plan; together, we celebrated the opening of the Olmstedian South Lawn landscape; and together, we will renew this masterpiece of American architecture. Please donate today to become a part of the Renaissance Campaign.
The Richardson Center Corporation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deducible to the fullest extent of the law.