Western New York was founded on a rich tradition of architectural experimentation that not only transformed the region but influenced modern architectural sensibilities further afield. In 2019, Preservation Buffalo Niagara organized its first annual week dedicated to celebrating the modern architecture, design and culture of the Western New York region. In 2020 it returned as ModernWNY. This year ModernWNY will highlight the evolution of modernism in the region through two in-person guided tours, two self-guided tours and a virtual lecture.
Drive Yourself MODern 2021 (self-guided driving tour)
A Modern Man: The Works of Robert T. Coles (self-guided driving/walking tour)
September 15 — Delaware Acres (walking tour, Buffalo, NY)
September 16 — The ABC’s Modernism (virtual lecture)
September 18 — Modern Niagara Falls (walking tour)
Visit the ModernWNY site for tour descriptions and registration