Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Master Plan


  • BNMC Inc.


  • Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Carol R. Johnson Associates (now IBI Group)
  • ERA
  • University at Buffalo Urban Design Center

  • Work completed or initiated at Chan Krieger Sieniewicz.

The Challenge

A consortium of Buffalo-based health care related institutions came together as a single entity to forge a campus identity and compete nationally. The absence of prior organized growth amongst the institutions, and poor connections with their adjacent neighborhoods, required a physical master plan.


An open space setback along Ellicott Street established a continuous linear park that linked institutions together and formed a new campus spine and identity.

The Results

Since its founding, the BNMC has added 15,000 new employees and tripled in size, serving as a catalyst for the adjoining neighborhoods.

Main Street Development

BNMC in downtown context