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Newman Center

Worship Hall

The Newman Center at the University of Buffalo, Amherst is responsible for Catholic ministry to the University's ever expanding population. Fr. Pat Keleher, director of the Newman Center at UB, wanted the facility to be a progressive center for Catholic ministry that felt like home to the unique congregation of men and women that use it. The project involved special challenges due to bordering wetlands that impacted the final positioning of the center while showcasing the structure and the beauty of the property which runs adjacent to Ellicott Creek. The facility includes a multi-purpose hall for worship and banquet use complete with seating and a full service kitchen for up to 500 people. The building also houses a worship chapel, campus ministry offices and faith sharing rooms that can be used as classrooms, for meetings, study and student recreation. The stainless steel, sculptural beacon located in front of the Newman Center was designed by Jake Schneider, AIA, president of Schneider Architectural Services, PC and built and donated by Colgate Industries of Buffalo.