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Unique Buffalo Business: F&S Design Studio

Sometimes we get so used to our surroundings that even the slightest upgrade can vastly improve the landscape in a commercial or residential district.  It’s that type of forward thinking that Buffalo needs in order to bring back some of the beauty lost.

F&S Design Studio specializes in exterior design of high-end residential and commercial facades and scapes.  In their two years of business, they’ve worked with several Buffalo entities, including Nardin Academy, the Neuman Center, the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, and more.

Recently, F&S collaborated with Urban Nature in California to participate in Re-Burbia, an international design contest sponsored by Dwell Magazine and Inhabitat.com.  The contest asked participants to envision a “new” suburbia, a more sustainable, walkable, community-oriented place.  F&S and Urban Nature’s design took second place out of 400 international entries.  That’s pretty impressive.  Their design will be featured in the December issue of Dwell Magazine.

“We had a lot of faith in our designs,” said Jennifer Fedeson, F&S creator, “but we knew we had done great work.  We want to give Urban Nature a lot of credit.  Troy [from Urban Nature] is the real visionary on the project.  We’re really proud of what F&S contributed.” 

Here are the winning designs Urban Nature and F&S submitted:

Streetscape before re-design:
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And after:
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Home converted into lounge:
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And after a little magic:
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Studio:
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And after some re-envisioning:
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The right eye can take an already appealing area and make it stellar.  Can you think of some Buffalo spots that would look great with this kind of touch?

“There’s so much potential for improvement in Buffalo,” Jennifer said. 

Here’s their design for the Alling-Cory Warehouse conversion:

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Congratulations to F&S for their award and national recognition, and here’s to beautifying our city in the future!

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