The University of Buffalo is attracting a new crowd of high-tech and sustainability industry leaders with the redesign of its School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) building. Designed by Perkins+Will, the airy building, also known as the Barbara and Jack Davis Hall, was designed with LEED Gold certification in mind and aligns perfectly with the university’s commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
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.”