What We Focus On
Welcome to Charles Gordon Architecture
Charles Gordon Architecture is currently involved in the design of over $75 million in a variety of Urban Developments. Highlights include a New Downtown Waterfront Residential Community, a Hi density low/mid rise Mixed-Use Development in one of Buffalo's historic neighborhoods, and advisory role in re-shaping Buffalo's Downtown Inner Harbor.
What We're Doing Right Now
A Long Term Parking Vision for Elmwood Village
Ongoing Preliminary Study to create opportunities for added parking to remedy well documented parking shortage of 500-600- spaces in Elmwood Village. One favored strategy is to establish a few strategically placed inconspicuous high-density parking facilities—likely combined with mixed-use. Major Goal is to significantly improve the pedestrian environment –in terms of Connectivity, Retail continuity and Safety. We see doing this by trying to reduce the current condition of almost 50% (corner parking lots of various small to medium-small size) along the 21 intersections occurring in slightly less than 2 mile extent--Allen Street to Forest Avenue.
Future of Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo
Albright Knox leadership is continuing to gather public input as they contemplate a momentous opportunity for the Gallery—its first significant expansion initiative in more than 50 years. This public outreach will help inform a Future Vision, a vision A-K leaders can use to define the challenges for whomever Architect –led team is ultimately selected to lead the design of a world class expansion to an already world class Art Gallery. Read the full article here.
Shape public policy re Downtown Buffalo Waterfront
CGA continues to advise several public agencies to re-shape the Downtown Waterfront. Current focus: to better link Canalside to Buffalo River front/DL & W district at the historic foot of Main Street.
University Place @ Lasalle Student Residential Neighborhood
Just completing Design Phase for $ 40,000,000 550 Bed student residential community near University of Buffalo South campus. Created to become the only new authentic urban Street type village within current Western NY Student Housing landscape. Scheduled to start construction 2nd quarter 2014.