Buffalo RiverWorks Entertainment Complex

Buffalo RiverWorks Entertainment Complex

Abstract Architecture provided Architectural Design and construction administration services from the inception of this exciting and transformative Buffalo River front project. The project took a soon to be vacated and abandoned industrial site on the Buffalo River and transformed it into a bustling year-round entertainment complex.

With road and river dock access, two covered hockey rinks, a professional roller derby team, Buffalo’s own Queen City Roller Girls of the WNY all-women roller derby league and a brewery housed in a grain elevator, Buffalo RiverWorks has become the “place to be” on the Buffalo River.

We set out to save as much of the two existing structures as possible, with the main entertainment space, and new back of house facilities (locker rooms, kitchen and delivery) housed in new infill construction that connected the separate buildings to create a single 60,000 square foot complex.

The main floor can be quickly transformed from accommodating 2,500 people watching roller derby to upward of 4,000 people for Mixed Martial Arts or even 5,500 people in concert format. The majority of the time the main space functions as a full-service restaurant. There is a mix of sized semi-private, indoor and outdoor areas intended for multiple events to be held at the same time.

We proudly accepted a 2016 AIA Buffalo/WNY design award for this project.

Photo: Cesar A Cedano/arqpop

2016 Buffalo/WNY AIA Local Firm/Local Project Award winner.

Buffalo RiverWorks Entertainment Complex

Buffalo RiverWorks Entertainment Complex

Abstract Architecture provided Architectural Design and construction administration services from the inception of this exciting and transformative Buffalo River front project. The project took a soon to be vacated and abandoned industrial site on the Buffalo River and transformed it into a bustling year-round entertainment complex.

With road and river dock access, two covered hockey rinks, a professional roller derby team, Buffalo’s own Queen City Roller Girls of the WNY all-women roller derby league and a brewery housed in a grain elevator, Buffalo RiverWorks has become the “place to be” on the Buffalo River.

We set out to save as much of the two existing structures as possible, with the main entertainment space, and new back of house facilities (locker rooms, kitchen and delivery) housed in new infill construction that connected the separate buildings to create a single 60,000 square foot complex.

The main floor can be quickly transformed from accommodating 2,500 people watching roller derby to upward of 4,000 people for Mixed Martial Arts or even 5,500 people in concert format. The majority of the time the main space functions as a full-service restaurant. There is a mix of sized semi-private, indoor and outdoor areas intended for multiple events to be held at the same time.

We proudly accepted a 2016 AIA Buffalo/WNY design award for this project.

Photo: Cesar A Cedano/arqpop

2016 Buffalo/WNY AIA Local Firm/Local Project Award winner.

Buffalo RiverWorks Entertainment Complex

Buffalo RiverWorks Entertainment Complex

Abstract Architecture provided Architectural Design and construction administration services from the inception of this exciting and transformative Buffalo River front project. The project took a soon to be vacated and abandoned industrial site on the Buffalo River and transformed it into a bustling year-round entertainment complex.

With road and river dock access, two covered hockey rinks, a professional roller derby team, Buffalo’s own Queen City Roller Girls of the WNY all-women roller derby league and a brewery housed in a grain elevator, Buffalo RiverWorks has become the “place to be” on the Buffalo River.

We set out to save as much of the two existing structures as possible, with the main entertainment space, and new back of house facilities (locker rooms, kitchen and delivery) housed in new infill construction that connected the separate buildings to create a single 60,000 square foot complex.

The main floor can be quickly transformed from accommodating 2,500 people watching roller derby to upward of 4,000 people for Mixed Martial Arts or even 5,500 people in concert format. The majority of the time the main space functions as a full-service restaurant. There is a mix of sized semi-private, indoor and outdoor areas intended for multiple events to be held at the same time.

We proudly accepted a 2016 AIA Buffalo/WNY design award for this project.

Photo: Cesar A Cedano/arqpop

2016 Buffalo/WNY AIA Local Firm/Local Project Award winner.

Buffalo RiverWorks Entertainment Complex

Buffalo RiverWorks Entertainment Complex

Abstract Architecture provided Architectural Design and construction administration services from the inception of this exciting and transformative Buffalo River front project. The project took a soon to be vacated and abandoned industrial site on the Buffalo River and transformed it into a bustling year-round entertainment complex.

With road and river dock access, two covered hockey rinks, a professional roller derby team, Buffalo’s own Queen City Roller Girls of the WNY all-women roller derby league and a brewery housed in a grain elevator, Buffalo RiverWorks has become the “place to be” on the Buffalo River.

We set out to save as much of the two existing structures as possible, with the main entertainment space, and new back of house facilities (locker rooms, kitchen and delivery) housed in new infill construction that connected the separate buildings to create a single 60,000 square foot complex.

The main floor can be quickly transformed from accommodating 2,500 people watching roller derby to upward of 4,000 people for Mixed Martial Arts or even 5,500 people in concert format. The majority of the time the main space functions as a full-service restaurant. There is a mix of sized semi-private, indoor and outdoor areas intended for multiple events to be held at the same time.

We proudly accepted a 2016 AIA Buffalo/WNY design award for this project.

Photo: Cesar A Cedano/arqpop

2016 Buffalo/WNY AIA Local Firm/Local Project Award winner.

Buffalo RiverWorks Entertainment Complex

Buffalo RiverWorks Entertainment Complex

Abstract Architecture provided Architectural Design and construction administration services from the inception of this exciting and transformative Buffalo River front project. The project took a soon to be vacated and abandoned industrial site on the Buffalo River and transformed it into a bustling year-round entertainment complex.

With road and river dock access, two covered hockey rinks, a professional roller derby team, Buffalo’s own Queen City Roller Girls of the WNY all-women roller derby league and a brewery housed in a grain elevator, Buffalo RiverWorks has become the “place to be” on the Buffalo River.

We set out to save as much of the two existing structures as possible, with the main entertainment space, and new back of house facilities (locker rooms, kitchen and delivery) housed in new infill construction that connected the separate buildings to create a single 60,000 square foot complex.

The main floor can be quickly transformed from accommodating 2,500 people watching roller derby to upward of 4,000 people for Mixed Martial Arts or even 5,500 people in concert format. The majority of the time the main space functions as a full-service restaurant. There is a mix of sized semi-private, indoor and outdoor areas intended for multiple events to be held at the same time.

We proudly accepted a 2016 AIA Buffalo/WNY design award for this project.

Photo: Cesar A Cedano/arqpop

2016 Buffalo/WNY AIA Local Firm/Local Project Award winner.

Buffalo RiverWorks Entertainment Complex

Buffalo RiverWorks Entertainment Complex

Abstract Architecture provided Architectural Design and construction administration services from the inception of this exciting and transformative Buffalo River front project. The project took a soon to be vacated and abandoned industrial site on the Buffalo River and transformed it into a bustling year-round entertainment complex.

With road and river dock access, two covered hockey rinks, a professional roller derby team, Buffalo’s own Queen City Roller Girls of the WNY all-women roller derby league and a brewery housed in a grain elevator, Buffalo RiverWorks has become the “place to be” on the Buffalo River.

We set out to save as much of the two existing structures as possible, with the main entertainment space, and new back of house facilities (locker rooms, kitchen and delivery) housed in new infill construction that connected the separate buildings to create a single 60,000 square foot complex.

The main floor can be quickly transformed from accommodating 2,500 people watching roller derby to upward of 4,000 people for Mixed Martial Arts or even 5,500 people in concert format. The majority of the time the main space functions as a full-service restaurant. There is a mix of sized semi-private, indoor and outdoor areas intended for multiple events to be held at the same time.

We proudly accepted a 2016 AIA Buffalo/WNY design award for this project.

Photo: Cesar A Cedano/arqpop

2016 Buffalo/WNY AIA Local Firm/Local Project Award winner.