a city with soul: where nostalgia meets new


Location | Amherst, NY
Size | 200,000 SF
Type | Retail Center
Northtown can best be described by a series of seemingly contradictory phrases; nostalgic yet modern, gritty yet sophisticated, industrial yet sleek. It is of the place but like nothing else. These contradictions help to create a truly unique vocabulary that honors the industrial heritage of Buffalo while introducing contemporary style. Simple and elegant forms clad with rich materials and textures create an architecture that is understated yet powerful. In doing so, the architecture becomes a backdrop for the dynamic experience of Northtown, allowing the landscape, and most importantly the street life, to take center stage.