Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
The Historic Houses 2 & 3 Reconstruction project was a $3.3 million restoration of two 1932 circa greenhouses that involved an Asian rainforest, aquatic gardens, and new koi fish pond. Our work included lighting upgrades, heating repairs, and a garden misting system.
We are currently providing engineering services for the $1.8 million 2017 – Houses 1, 4, 7, 10, 11 & 12 Renovations project. Our work primarily involves placement of all existing lighting fixtures in Houses 1, 4, 7, 10, 11 & 12 with new equivalent LED lighting fixtures as applicable. The lighting installed in our prior Houses 2 & 3 project is the basis of design. We previously provided engineering services in support of an energy performance contract that involved boiler replacement, installation of a new energy management system, installation of an automated system to control operable glass sections, and a lighting retrofit.
The conservatory gained historical status on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 when it was listed as a contributing structure to Buffalo’s Olmsted Park system. The main building was constructed in 1895 with subsequent additions and renovations in 1930, 1950, the 1960’s, 1984, 1991 and 2001.
Photo via www.buffalogardens.com