Buffalo Botanical Gardens - Renovation of Houses 1, 4, 7, 10, 11 & 12

The Buffalo Botanical Gardens was originally included in the Buffalo parks system designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and was constructed in the late 1890’s into the 1900’s. The Botanical Gardens consists of ten (10) greenhouses, including the Palm Dome, and houses a wide-variety of exotic horticultures from around the world.

The 2017 renovation project included the repair and renovation of Houses 1, 4, 7, 10, 11 & 12, as well as demolition of two (2) growing ranges in preparation for future renovation projects. Due to the historic nature of the building, several building elements were to be repaired and kept in place, consistent with New York’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) requirements. These renovations included re-pointing of masonry walls, refurbishing of wood window and vent trims, repair of roof sections, re-levelling of flooring, updating lighting throughout and repair to exterior foundation walls.

Sienna provided hazardous materials inspection services prior to any renovation activities were performed.

Services provided:

  • Asbestos Inspection

  • Lead-based Paint Inspection

  • PCB Exterior Caulk / Sealant Inspection

  • Abatement Cost Estimating

  • CADD Drafting

  • Specification Writing

  • Construction Administration