Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus | Allen Street Connector
Medical Center Plaza | Buffalo, New York
Extending east of Allen Street in the historic Allentown District, the area surrounding the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and the new University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences presented an opportunity for the City to create a new biomedical destination.
Halvorson Design, working in partnership with Bergmann Associates, is knitting together a variety of disconnected paths together into a unified pedestrian environment. The design will equip the contiguous pathway with a singular identity, furnishing it with new seating elements, artfully designed permeable paving and pedestrian-scaled lighting.
The generous corridor will offer accessible outdoor space to the hospital’s patients, local workers and students, and will include a dedicated area for food trucks to congregate. The extension will connect the path to the renovated Metro Rail Station and Allentown neighborhood, activating the area and encouraging pedestrian-level use.