St. Mary's School for the Deaf - Facilities Master Plan

Buffalo, New York

The proposed final Master Plan addresses all of the major planning objectives through a phased development of several new buildings, additions and alterations to the existing campus physical plant as well as improvements to the site context. All proposed planning has been developed in association with principles of Deaf Design.

The first project will be construction of a new Main Entrance between the Main Building and Primary Hall, providing handicapped accessible connections at all levels. Simultaneously, a new Dormitory Building is envisioned to be built adjacent to the existing tennis courts, creating a separate "home" for residential programs. Interior space modifications include a new centralized core of shared school functions. A recreation/community Center is planned for properties across Dewey Avenue and will contain multiple gymnasiums, a natatorium, racquetball courts, a climbing wall, lecture room, offices and other support functions.