The Lipsey Architecture Center Buffalo explores excellence in architecture and city planning as demonstrated by Buffalo’s outstanding architectural heritage.
Located in the Richardson Olmsted Campus, the LACB will provide orientation, prompt inspiration, and serve as a gathering place to launch new ideas related to architecture, landscape, and design. Through exhibitions, tours, programs, and outreach, the LACB engages the public in Buffalo’s architecture, landscape design, and urban planning, and its role in culture and design literacy.
The LACB fosters collaboration with organizations with the similar goal of activating Buffalo’s architecture, planning, and landscape. By providing a center to host exhibitions, events, and programs, the LACB actively collaborates with aligned groups in dialogue and shared programming.
Grab your hard hat and head inside the Richardson Olmsted Campus, a National Historic Landmark and one of the largest adaptive reuse projects in the nation!
Historical Tours of the Richardson Olmsted Campus presented by Preservation Buffalo Niagara
Preservation Buffalo Niagara is thrilled to partner with the Lipsey Architecture Center Buffalo to present historical tours of the Richardson Olmsted Campus throughout summer 2022.
Tours will be offered every Saturday and Sunday from July 9 through October 2, 2022. Visitors will be immersed into the philosophies integrated into the Richardson by architect Henry Hobson Richardson, landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, and mental health advocate Dr. Thomas Kirkbride.
Led by an expert docent, the 2-hour “In Depth Tours” will feature 2-3 historic buildings and explore spaces untouched since the 1970s. Tour routes will vary throughout the season based on active construction, so each tour is unique.
Pre-registration is required.
Tickets will be released in batches throughout the summer to make sure everyone has the opportunity to get tickets.
July tours are now SOLD OUT.
Tours for August will become available mid-July. Join our e-list to get first notice when tickets become available!