Allen Apartments

Buffalo, New York, USA
2016 - 2022

12,000 ft2 / 1,115 m2

Allen Apartments recreates the facade of a severely distressed historic building with an all-new structure behind containing ten residential units. The project features a distinctive mixture of historic and contemporary construction, with a variety of outdoor spaces of differing scales, giving each unit a unique experience. The massing respects the historic structure by gradually increasing in size as it recedes from the street. The building also incorporates innovative, environmentally-friendly mechanical systems such as high-efficiency heat pumps and solar hot water. The project also builds on asap’s earlier work on adjacent parcels on this block, furthering the evolution of the historic district.

Society of American Registered Architects, New York (SARA); Design Award for Excellence, 2024

Matthew Marani, “Flip Side: Revamped Zoning Laws Allow ASAP to Deliver Mixed-Use Infill in a Buffalo Historic District.”  Architectural Record, May 2024.

Mark Byrnes, “Managing a Modern Makeover in a Historic Buffalo Neighborhood.”, 4 February 2023.

American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles; Multi-Family Residential Merit Award, 2022

American Institute of Architects, Buffalo/Western New York; Design Award 2022

designers: Adam Sokol, AIA, principal; Michael Wysochanski, project architect; Daymond Robinson; Breanna Browning, Boris Morin-Defoy, designers

collaborators: Siracuse Engineers (structural), Joy Kuebler Landscape Architects (landscape), Foit Albert Associates (civil)

photos: Brett Beyer, Alexander Severin

©2024 adam sokol architecture practice