Set in the historic Allentown District of Buffalo, Resetarits Construction served as General Contractor for the medical construction project at the former FDA Administration Building on Delaware Avenue which was extensively renovated into a state-of-the-art clinical pharmacology unit now known as The Buffalo Clinical Research Center. Working hand-in-hand with the Buffalo Preservation Board, Resetarits’ goal, set forth by the owner, was to redesign the existing building’s industrial-looking facade to better fit the surrounding historic structures.
The reconstruction included updating the concrete reinforced structure with new glazing systems, metal panels, solar awnings as well as masonry restoration. On the interior, the new layout and configuration required a total “gutting” of the existing structure. There is an underground parking facility that required mechanical ventilation to meet building code requirements.
The first floor provides public access and houses the pharmacology offices as well as the reception/intake area. The upper levels are dedicated to medical research spaces, which include inpatient studies. Clinical residential suites are comprised of male and female facilities including lounge areas, nurse’s stations, testing facilities, and overnight accommodations.