This year the Hamburg Public Library, one of the hubs for the Buffalo & Erie County library, added a 6,000 square foot modern circular addition to their existing 1966 building. Not only was the expansion a priority but they also wanted to address the perception of a typical library setting. The goal was to bring the library into the 21st century not only with furniture but with a complete change in policy. Transitioning from a strictly quiet and isolated setting to a collaborative, community center was the ultimate wish for the building’s transformation. The library’s director, Jack Edson, had a vision developed over the years from his exploration of some of the worlds libraries. Among his favorite are the Vatican Library, the Bibliotheques Paris and the New York Public Library. Through his inspiration our team was able to further develop the concept that fathered this renovation and see it through to fruition.
The Charter School for Applied Technologies is currently the largest charter school in the state, educating 1,675 students from Kindergarten through 12th grade. With more than 1,000 students still on their waiting list, the charter school decided it was time to expand. When the old Holy Angels Academy became available in 2013, it created the perfect opportunity for the Charter School for Applied Technologies to grow. With more than 30 classrooms, a new library and auditorium, a new gymnasium and on-site parking, the building suits the schools current needs and still allows for future expansion. This new location on Hertel Avenue will become home to the schools middle-school grades 6-8, from their existing Kenmore Campus. This move allows for the additional enrollment of 264 students and an expected 10 new teacher positions. Along with the new students came the need for new furniture, from classrooms to cafeterias, administrative and faculty spaces to the media center and patio space, we partnered with the charter school to design and furnish this exciting new opportunity.
The Buffalo Public Schools reconstruction and renovation program was intended to provide state of the art learning environments, upgrade the school infrastructure and strengthen surrounding neighborhoods. As the acting program manager, LPCiminelli coordinated a total of five phases to commence in 2004 and span 10 years. On average, the district schools are 70 years of age and most were in need of significant modernization. In total, 48 of the district’s 70 school buildings were slated to receive improvements. In addition to both interior and exterior renovations, LPCiminelli also completed district wide technology and energy upgrades. When it came to furniture, our successful completion of Phase III was effective in solidifying the strong partnership that ensured success in the final completions of Phase IV in 2012 and Phase V in 2014. These extensive upgrades bring the Buffalo Public Schools into the 21st century and will provide the students with learning centers of excellence for years to come.
Located in Buffalo’s Medical Campus, the Conventus building has reached a new milestone as the sky high steel framework has been topped off. As construction began last year at 1001 Main Street we partnered with Ciminelli to furnish an 1,800 square foot showroom in the Conventus field office. Our show space is located at 33 High Street, just a few steps away from the construction site, giving visitors a front row seat for its continual progress. The showroom is dedicated to displaying an array of Healthcare products which meet some of the growing needs of today’s medical field. The showroom is open to visitors by appointment only. Please call us today to meet with one of our team members on site, 716-883-8222.
LoVullo Associates, Inc. was founded in Buffalo over 60 years ago and has celebrated many years of growth serving independent insurance producers. In May of 2001, their growth prompted relocation into a newly renovated office complex in Depew. This new facility contains state of the art resources, allowing LoVullo to provide faster and more accurate service, as well as affording them ample space for future expansion. Based on the success of previous furniture projects, LoVullo called us when they decided it was time to refresh their space.
Jiffy-tite is an auto parts producer that makes small parts for engines to help them run more smoothly and efficiently. The company was originally founded nearly 50 years ago in the family basement, now they have an expanding company headquarters located in a warehouse in Lancaster, NY, a suburb of Buffalo. Jiffy-tite prides itself on innovation and most recently began creating products for race cars and military vehicles, with a focus on the future of electric and hybrid vehicles.
Great Lakes Medical Imaging is a rapidly expanding healthcare company providing Western NY with the highest quality diagnostic imaging services. Their growth required a new head quarters which provides client services as well as support for their five area satellite locations. They chose Buffalo Office Interiors to ensure the company’s expansion was a success.