Clinton Brown Company provides architectural design and project management services for renovation, rehabilitation, adaptive re-use and historic preservation projects for high-quality individuals, institutional, commercial, and governmental and community-based clients. We are dedicated to providing excellent specialized professional services for existing and historic preservation projects.
Our relationship begins with project concept and planning and extends to construction implementation to opening day. Our team members have significant experience with design and construction documents and specifications and a wide range of experience with masonry and stone restoration and construction contract administration.
THE CENTERWAY COMMERCE BUILDING – CORNING, NY
CBCA provided architectural services and prepared the Historic Preservation Tax Credit Application to assist Centerway Commerce Building, LLC in the rehabilitation of the former Drake Building funded in part by grants through Restore NY & NY Main Street programs. Located in the National Register-listed Market Street Historic District in Corning, NY, the rehabilitated office building will be the new home to the law offices of Welch & Zink. Completed Spring 2013.
LAFAYETTE AVE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH – BUFFALO, NY
CBCA worked with the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church on defining and developing a plan for the rehabilitation of their historic church property, located in the heart of the Elmwood Village, into a mixed-use residential and religious community center. The project is focused on maintaining the existing community services, Loaves & Fishes and Right Place for Kids that are offered in the church as well as re-inventing under-utilized spaces to better the Church. As part of the overall project planning, CBCA prepared the successful nomination to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. CBCA also assisted the Church in applying for and receiving grant funding from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Environmental Protection Fund and Sacred Sites programs for the exterior rehabilitation of the 1896 Medina sandstone church and 1920 Memorial Hall buildings.
THE COOPERAGE – OLD FIRST WARD, BUFFALO, NY
As the project architect, CBCA prepared the Historic Preservation Tax Credit Application for the $6.6 million rehabilitation of the historic former E & B Holmes Machinery Co. barrel-making machinery complex on the Buffalo River waterfront in downtown Buffalo, NY into genuine residential lofts and commercial spaces. The project consists of the adaptive use of the 43,000 sf, 3-building, former factory property into a mixed use development of 20 market rate lofts averaging 1,200 sf and 4 commercial spaces. Learn more at www.riverloftsbuffalo.com.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF NEWFANE – NEWFANE, NY
The First Baptist Church of Newfane complex, an 1843 cobblestone church, its 1906 rock-faced brick clad tower, and its masonry 1922 Memorial Hall, is a community landmark and gathering place in Newfane. CBCA prepared the nomination for listing in the State and National Registers of Historic Places and has written three successful grant applications to the NY Landmarks Conservancy’s “Sacred Sites Program” for the exterior restoration of the historic cobblestone church. CBCA reviewed the exterior conditions and recommended a phased plan of restoration and preservation. CBCA designed and managed the award-winning masonry restoration in 2008.
THE NEWELL SHIRT FACTORY BUILDING – MEDINA, NY
CBCA provided architectural services, prepared the Historic Preservation Tax Credit Application, applied for financing, and provided financing administration services to assist ReNewell, LLC in the rehabilitation of the former R. H. Newell Shirt Company Building located in the National Register-listed Main Street Historic District in the Erie Canal Village of Medina, NY. Phase I design and construction saw the building converted into a coffee shop, yarn store and barber shop on the first floor. Phase II included the law offices on the second floor and four loft apartments on the third floor of this one-time hotel.
Learn more about the project on-line at www.shirtfactorycafe.com.
KIBLER SENIOR APARTMENTS – TONAWANDA, NY
This pioneering $5 million project rehabilitated and adaptively used a severely distressed abandoned former school into fully accessible senior apartments. Envisioned by Mayor Alice Roth to keep senior citizens living in Tonawanda after their houses were too much to care for, the project was carried out by the Western New York Veterans Housing Coalition. CBCA provided project concept and architectural/engineering design services, grant writing services, and prepared the Historic Preservation Tax Credit application.
NIAGARA ARTS AND CULTURE CENTER – NIAGARA FALLS
CBCA helped found the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center to breathe new life into the former Niagara Falls High School that was slated for demolition for a strip mall in 2000. “The NACC” is now home to more than 75 artists and arts groups, two theaters, two art galleries, an interactive children’s center, and a Niagara Falls High School alumni center. The galleries host wide-ranging musical, theatrical and dance activities. The NACC’s impact has extended to the restoration of Schoellkopf Park across the street that is shared with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
OLMSTED CENTER FOR SIGHT – BUFFALO, NY
CBCA developed the headquarters campus masterplan for renovations of the Elizabeth Pierce Olmsted M.D., Center for the Visually Impaired and the National Statler Center for Careers in Hospitality Service in the City of Buffalo, NY. In 1999 construction began to create this $5MM modern, state-of-the-art service center for the visually impaired. The project included early feasibility studies to adjacent properties, renovations to the adjacent residence and major renovations to the existing headquarters building – all creating a new campus masterplan within the city’s emerging medical district.