Collection by Miyoko Ohtake

Burchfield Penney Art Center

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If there's one thing that describes Buffalonians, it's pride. Whether it's in the form of tirelessly cheering on our Buffalo Bills or even boasting about the annual snowfall, we'll sing it loudly. And though we have yet to win that Superbowl (a very sensitive subject), the city has certainly won the hearts of architecture fans—capturing them anew in 2008 with the completion of the Burchfield Penney Art Center designed by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architecture and certified as New York state's first LEED art museum.

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Over Presidents' Day weekend, I traveled back to Buffalo (where I grew up) and was able to take in the…
The museum was founded in affiliation with Buffalo State College in 1966 and for the first two years exclusively…
Looking back toward the entrance, the gift shop (shown here housing an installation as opposed to books and pottery)…
Inside, the East Gallery "rotates around a cast-stone rotunda," the architects say.
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The Burchfield Penney Art Center was certified LEED silver by the USGBC after its completion, making it the first LEED…
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