Emerson School of Hospitality
This $26 million historic, adaptive re-use project transformed the 90,000 sq. ft. C.W. Miller Livery Stable into the state-of-the-art Buffalo School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management. The project consisted of two packages: a core and shell reconstruction package for the developer-lead owner team and a six-story build out and gymnasium addition for Buffalo Public Schools. The culinary school features a public restaurant and bakery with a full-service support kitchen, a private dining room and multi-purpose space, a food preparation and serving space designed to serve 500 students, and traditional classrooms located on the upper building floors with a library. This complex project also included a brownfield remediation component, historic tax credits and extensive coordination between the owner and its tenant, Buffalo Public Schools.