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Electric Tower office and Coit House get some Great Press

An up close and personal look at one of the city’s most opulent offices has been shared on Private Air – a magazine that caters to the ultra wealthy. The article features interior design work performed by Tres JolieMaison. The interior design subject at hand is Argyle Technology Group, located on the 14th floor of the Electrical Tower. Designers Sue-Jolie Rioux and Timothy Boylan worked with Robert Maefs at Argyle to come up with a sensational office layout that respects the historic nature of the building and the impressive views while incorporating striking modern design elements into the plan.

The Private Air article showcases a dynamite workspace that is now occupied by a fleet of software engineers. In this particular office layout, there is no bad seat in the house.

The Electric Tower is one of this city’s splendid unsung heroes. In July of 2004, Iskalo Development Corporation purchased the Niagara Mohawk Building for $2.3 million. At the time, the building was in rough shape. But it didn’t take long to transition the 14-storey, 148,000 sq.ft. beaux-arts tower into a real stunner. After the $12.9 million renovation was complete, individual office spaces were designed to spec, as businesses signed leases. According to Jolie Rioux and Boylan, getting a chance to design an office space within the building was an opportunity that is rarely presented.

They also found it fortunate that such an elite publication would recognize their efforts. “We’re happy that Buffalo was represented in such a positive light in Private Air,” said Boylan. “I would imagine that the readers don’t often get a chance to observe such a perspective of this city. Being fairly new to Buffalo, we are always shouting from the rooftops about all of the stunning architecture, and the opportunities that it presents.”

Click on the following PDF to read the article: Buffalo_Design_R3

At the same time that the Private Air article was underway, Sue-Jolie and Tim were also being recognized for their impressive work on Buffalo’s oldest house. The couple bought the house and immediately got to work transitioning it into their home and office. Now Nonagon Style has featured the house, and its handsome updates on the pages of its magazine (see article). The feature is a tribute to the house, and to the couple that painstakingly restored it into a modern day living quarters. The image-heavy article takes into account the history of the house, and the most recent updates, including a radical exterior pain job.



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Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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