Shoreline: Remembering a Waterfront Vision

Barbara Campagna (BPS ‘84)


Barbara Campagna, principal, BAC/Architecture + Planning, PLLC, is an architect, planner and historian – reinventing and restoring historic and existing buildings. She is the recipient of the National AIA Young Architect of the Year Award in 2002 and was elevated to Fellowship in the AIA in 2009 as “the leading national architect and policymaker for the integration of preservation values into green building practices.” Barbara has completed the restorations of some of the most significant National Historic Landmarks in the country and is a recognized leader in the preservation and modernization of modern heritage.

Shoreline: Remembering a Waterfront Vision

This project is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. “Shoreline: Remembering a Waterfront Vision” looks into looks into the history of Buffalo’s Shoreline Apartments, a housing complex designed by architect Paul Rudolph. The project opened with an exhibition of drawings, photographs, documents and artworks, spanning from the original vision of the Buffalo Waterfront Development in the 1960s to the eventual destruction of Shoreline in recent years. The exhibition was on view at El Museo from October 4 to November 16, 2019.

Project Credits: Curated by Bryan Lee and Barbara Campagna, and presented by El Museo in partnership with the Paul Rudolph Heritage Foundation.