The Richardson Olmsted Complex is being renewed after 40 years of vacancy, beginning with the 2017 opening of Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center, and the Buffalo Architecture Center named in honor of Stanford and Judith Lipsey.
These hospitality venues and cultural amenities will serve as the anchors to save the buildings and create a return on investment for years to come. The economic impact is significant:
- We are part of a $1.6 billion tourism industry in Erie County.
- We will directly provide nearly $1 million a year in sales/occupancy tax revenue and direct sales revenue from hotel, conference and architecture center visitors.
- We are generating property tax revenue for the City of Buffalo and the County of Erie for the first time ever.
The renewed Richardson Olmsted Complex is the final jewel in Buffalo’s architectural crown: H.H. Richardson’s former Buffalo State Asylum joins Louis H. Sullivan’s restored Guaranty Building and Frank Lloyd Wright’s preserved Martin House Complex to make Buffalo the only location where the work of these three great American architects can be seen together outside of Chicago. These masterpieces by the recognized trinity of American Architecture are lynchpins in Buffalo’s economic and cultural revival.
Your support is crucial to the resurgence of this historically significant property. The Renaissance Campaign for the Richardson Olmsted Complex is a rare opportunity to leave your mark on one of the world’s most celebrated architectural masterpieces—and keep the property alive for generations to come.
Join the Richardson Renaissance for the Richardson Olmsted Complex and donate today to help revive a Buffalo treasure that bolsters our history and our community.