Downtown Buffalo Aquarium

ARC503: Design Studio

The goal of this project was to come up with a design that would attract residents and visitors alike to Downtown Buffalo as part of a waterfront revitalization project. The aquarium program was to include an IMAX theater, café, and parking area. Beyond the basic program requirements, part of my design concept was to transform the site into a transportation hub, concentrating vehicular, pedestrian, metro, and boat traffic in a central location, providing information about the aquarium and Buffalo, and encouraging visitors to disperse across the city.

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