Burchfield Nature and Art Center

West Seneca, NY

This project, constructed in 1999, contains the offices of the West Seneca Youth Bureau, Art Instruction Areas and a Central Gallery that houses permanent displays celebrating the life and work of the painter Charles Burchfield. The building anchors the 30 acre Burchfield/Island Park. Located across Buffalo Creek from the house that was Burchfield’s home from 1927 until his death in 1969, the park encompasses wild areas portrayed in many of Mr. Burchfield’s nature paintings. Louis Design Solutions provided architectural design for this building and all of the park structures.

Residential forms and detailing were used in the design of this 5,000 SF building to reduce its scale and help it blend into the park setting.

Front Elevation, facing the Park

Front Elevation, facing the Park

Outdoor Terrace, overlooking Buffalo Creek

Outdoor Terrace, overlooking Buffalo Creek

Amphitheatre, Burchfield/Island Park

Amphitheatre, Burchfield/Island Park

Pavilion and Boardwalk

Pavilion and Boardwalk

The Pavilion overlooks Buffalo Creek and painter Charles Burchfield’s former home.

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