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October 1, 2012


BUFFALO, NY: Buffalo Architecture Foundation, Inc. (BAF), a non-profit, 501(c)(3) public charity, announces the second 6Mbs: 6 Minutes Building Stories, which will be hosted at Western New York Book Arts Center (WNYBAC) on October 23, 2012. 6Mbs will be an informal, fun gathering featuring presentations by esteemed speakers from diverse cultural disciplines sharing profound experiences with architecture, construction, landscape and planning throughout Western New York.


The event will be heldat the WNYBAC at 468 Washington Street in Buffalo from 6:30-8:30 pm. Admission is free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase through Lloyds Taco Truck and a Cash Bar at WNYBAC.


BAF Board President, Denise Juron-Borgese stated “The Building Stories program highlights the power of place in our everyday lives; every building has a story.” BAF Board Member and 6Mbs Chair, Bhakti Sharma added “The wonderful line-up of speakers for this event promises a truly dynamic, enlightening and entertaining evening.”


Speakers include Aaron Bartley, PUSH Buffalo Executive Director; Anthony Chase, Assistant Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at Buffalo State College and Host of Theatre Talk on WBFO; Steve Cichon, WBEN News Director and Author of The Complete History of Parkside and Irv! Buffalo's Anchorman; Courtney Creenan, Design Team Member of Elevator B at Silo City; Chris Fritton, Studio Director at the Western New York Book Arts Center; Dennis Galucki, The Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature; Lisa Ludwig, Managing Director of Shakespeare In Delaware Park; Christine Peters, Executive Director of the Roycroft Campus Corporation; David J. Swarts, President/CEO of the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Garden; Doug Swift, Developer, Larkin Development Group;Rocco Termini, President of Signature Development; and Tim Tielman, Executive Director of the Campaign for Greater Buffalo and Principal of The Neighborhood Workshop.


The event is sponsored by AIA Buffalo/Western New York, Baer & Associates, MidCity Office Furniture and Rigidized Metals Corporation.


About Buffalo Architecture Foundation:

Buffalo Architecture Foundation invites the community to discover architecture, to become stewards of the built environment and to advocate for design excellence. This mission is implemented through the organization’s primary programs: Architecture+Education, an innovative collaboration between local architects and public educators dedicated to inspiring our youth; the Pro Bono Publico Award, which recognizesexemplary pro bono architectural services provided to not-for-profit groups; andBuildings Stories.


Established with the generous support of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Buffalo/Western New York chapter, Buffalo Architecture Foundation is committed to nurturing creative cooperation with the AIA and other regional cultural organizations to inspire the exploration and appreciation of architecture and how it shapes our lives.


BAF invites you to become involved and discover how architecture shapes our lives in a multitude of ways. There are many opportunities for you to be a part of BAF’s important mission. Join them in “building appreciation from the ground up”. All donations great and small are welcome and are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Media Contact: Denise M. Juron-Borgese | | 716.548.8082


Buffalo Architecture Foundation, Inc. | 4588 South Park Avenue | Blasdell, NY 14219| |


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