2017 Event Schedule

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NOTE: Sunday the 13th & Saturday the 19th are included as travel days.

About Boston Valley Terra Cotta

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Boston Valley Terra Cotta is the only ceramic manufacturing facility in the world utilizing 4 different forming methods in the manufacture of our architectural terra cotta products. These different processes give us the flexibility to create everything from flat TerraClad® rain screen panels to balusters for restoration of a Juliet balcony, all under one roof. When approached with a design, Boston Valley will consider the size, shape, ornamentation, finish, and individual piece quantity and select the best process for manufacture. Frequently, several of the processes below will be used on one project.

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex

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Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) designed a unique residential complex for wealthy Buffalo businessman Darwin D. Martin and his family between 1903-1905. The most substantial and highly developed of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie houses in the Eastern United States, The Darwin D. Martin House received National Historic Landmark status in 1986.  The house is considered by leading Frank Lloyd Wright scholars as one of Wright’s finest achievements of the Prairie period and, indeed, of his entire career.

The complex consists of six interconnected buildings designed as a unified composition, including; the main Martin House and a pergola that connects it to a conservatory and carriage house with chauffeur’s quarters and stables, the Barton House, a smaller residence for Martin’s sister and brother-in-law, and a gardener’s cottage added in 1909.  The landscape design for the grounds of the complex is highly integrated with the overall composition of buildings.

The Martin House is a prime example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie House ideal, with strong horizontal lines and planes, deeply overhanging eaves, a central hearth, prominent foundation, and a sheltering, cantilevered roof.  The complex contains 394 examples of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed art glass, including the famed “Tree of Life” window. Read about the first floor restoration here.

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University at Buffalo Hayes Hall

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Hayes Hall, a historical landmark on the UB’s South Campuses, is now the home of the School of Architecture and Planning. With its bell tower, complete with Westminster chimes, Hayes Hall is the most stately and recognizable building on campus. Originally part of the Erie County Almshouse, after its acquisition by the University it was the home of the University’s main administrative offices.

At the dedication ceremony, Chancellor Samuel Capen recognized how Hayes Hall would become a central image to the University. He stated:

From its nature and its central position this building is destined to be the focus of the life of the University for many years, perhaps for many generations. It will be preeminently the visual symbol of the University both to the members of the institution and to the community at large.

Hayes Hall Restoration 

Combining a complete restoration of the building’s exterior with reimagined interior spaces, the project revives an iconic landmark for UB and the region and creates a flexible, dynamic learning environment for future architects and planners. From maximizing daylighting to sourcing reclaimed wood, the project aims for LEED Gold Certification and raises the bar for sustainable building practices at UB.

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Hotel Henry

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Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center is an innovative 88 room full-service hotel and conference center with modern purpose, designed to fuse with the architectural legacy of the National Historic Landmark Richardson Olmsted Campus. Throughout the building, Hotel Henry’s uncommon spaces invite guests to explore, gather and tuck away in the unique character of Richardson’s masterpiece. Interior and exterior spaces invite guests to find their own corner and make their own experience. This is the distinct Hotel Henry experience.

Hotel Henry’s Urban Resort Neighborhood offers a cosmopolitan Buffalo adventure that begins within steps of the hotel grounds. Situated amongst 42 acres within the city of Buffalo’s cultural corridor, the Urban Resort Conference Center is surrounded by parks, lake, museums, and connected to the fun and curious Elmwood Village. The Urban Resort Neighborhood is a borderless destination.

Henry Hobson Richardson, who is one of “The Recognized Trinity of American Architecture,” constructed this Richardson Romanesque-style campus of buildings more than 140 years ago. America’s landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Central Park in New York City, as well as Buffalo’s beautiful park system, designed the grounds and gardens throughout the campus alongside architect and landscape designer Calvert Vaux.

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Curtiss Hotel

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This 5-Star boutique hotel is built inside of the renovated historic landmark Harlow C. Curtiss building located at 210 Franklin Street in downtown Buffalo, NY.

The hotel features 68 ultra-luxurious, high-tech rooms and breathtaking wedding, special event, & conference style meeting spaces. Curtiss Hotel’s amenities are unlike anything Buffalo, New York has ever seen before. High-speed elevators whisk you onto your floor or our rooftop lounge with spectacular panoramic views of downtown Buffalo, Lake Erie, and the Canadian shoreline.

The Chez Ami – a 200+ seat casual upscale restaurant with year-round patio seating along West Huron Street features world class dining and Western New York’s only revolving bar. An area adjacent to the valet porte cochère and main entrance-way will feature Buffalo’s first and only all-weather Urban Hot Springs experience.

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Silo City

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Silo City is a historical industrial complex located on the Buffalo River. Explore Buffalo’s history as the largest grain port in the world and the nation’s largest collection of standing grain elevators.

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