Award of Merit Residential/Hospitality: The Station at Buffalo
The project provided a premium residential option for University of Buffalo students in a community that includes townhome-type housing along with the more traditional mid-rise dorm. The housing style with tuck-under garages and more amenities have helped the university compete with other premium housing options in the local market.
The construction team overcame some major challenges, including the onset of winter in upstate New York. For a late December concrete pour, crews tented the 12,000-sq-ft elevated deck while heating it from below. Three heaters underneath, each providing 1 million BTUs, maintained an optimal 90° F deck temperature.