The newly designed SEAS building combines technology and a tech-savvy collaboration platform to expand research in the fields of nanotechnology, bio-based security systems and green tech to further Buffalo’s economic development. The design is organized around a glass-enclosed, multi-story gallery that facilitates pedestrian traffic and creates an interactive learning environment to spur education and research advancement. Last week, the university hosted the “Western New York Green Infrastructure Forum”, which brought together a collection of architects, engineers, government administrators and scientists from around the country, at the building.

“Perkins+Will is proud to work with the University of Buffalo to help launch a new generation of interdisciplinary, innovative and sustainable buildings on the UB Campus with the design of the Barbara and Jack Davis Hall,” noted Robert Goodwin, AIA, LEED AP, Design Principal, in a press release. “The hybrid program, sculptural form and interactive spaces of the building make a bold statement about the University’s commitment to explore new directions in research, education and collaboration.”

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