Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Foit-Albert Associates was responsible for preparing construction documents and the project management for the demolition, abatement, and reconstruction of two of the historical greenhouse buildings at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. The purpose was to preserve their existence and function.
The scope of our services focused on reviewing existing conditions, preparing updated design concepts, construction drawings, schedule, bidding, and traditional construction administration phase services. The environmental scope was asbestos, Lead, PCB inspections, and reports.
Project Details: Botanical Gardens Houses 2 and 3 contain the iconic waterfall and Koi pond area, some of the most popular attractions at the Botanical Gardens. Prior to work on this project, large stones were falling out of the foundation wall. House 3 needed to be closed on windy days for the danger of falling glass. The entire metal infrastructure of the greenhouses was reinforced from top to bottom; window panes were replaced with safety glass; new heating and electric for both the greenhouses and a state of the art misting system for plants were incorporated into the $3.3M project.