Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC)
A 20-year master plan to govern anticipated growth and development of BNMC's 72-acre campus
The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is a five-member consortium of health care and medical research institutions dedicated to a collaborative effort to create an urban center of excellence for educational, medical and scientific research, medical care, and entrepreneurship.
The BNMC and its associate institutions embarked on the creation of a 20-year master plan to govern anticipated growth and development of their 72-acre campus near Downtown Buffalo and to relate those expected developments to adjacent Allentown and Fruit Belt neighborhoods.
A year later, the master plan process, was led by Chan Krieger and Associates of Cambridge, MA, and supported locally by The Urban Design Project of the University at Buffalo.
The master plan elaborates the consortium’s basic strategy for achieving a world-class medical campus – by improving and augmenting the infrastructure of the current medical district, creating economic development opportunities, and supporting the improvement of campus neighbors in Allentown, Downtown and the Fruit Belt.
Highlights of the plan include the approximate doubling of the volume of built space from about 3 million to about 6 million square feet; the orientation of new campus facilities along an Ellicott Street spine; and development and urban design moves to integrate the campus and connect it to adjacent neighborhoods.
The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is the largest concentration of health care organizations in Western New York, with more than 7,000 employees, nearly half a million patients a year, and approximately $400 million in research grants over the past five years. The member institutions are building a reputation for cutting edge medical research, education and clinical care.
Located at the core of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the ninth-ranked cancer research center in the nation; Buffalo General Hospital, a high quality acute care hospital; the Hauptman Woodward Research Institute, home to Nobel laureate Herbert Hauptman; and the Buffalo Medical Group, Western New York’s largest group practice.
These organizations along have come together, along with University at Buffalo as a major education and research partner, to collaborate on a range of projects and initiatives to improve health care, locally and around the world.