My decades-long wanderings through Buffalo are the genesis of this book. The more I walked and photographed, the more I felt the need to show Buffalo as a place worth knowing, as a place that can not be allowed to disappear.
The pictures presented here represent a walking perspective of Buffalo. Walking gives you the time and flexibility to study a place or particular thing. The city has so much richness of form that walking is the only way to truly appreciate the gift given to the people of Buffalo. It is a gift that needs to be shared.
I hope this book will inspire others to take a closer look at this forgotten place and help in creating a new awareness of and appreciation for Buffalo, an American treasure worth keeping.
David A. Steele, AIA, was raised and educated through graduate school in Buffalo, New York, where he received his master of architecture degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has practiced architecture professionally for more than 25 years in Boston and Chicago, earning multiple awards for his work from the American Institute of Architects, the Congress for the New Urbanism, the Association of Licensed Architects, and the Chicago Architecture Foundation. He has completed a wide range of projects from high-end interiors to major urban infrastructure. In 2003, David served as president of the Chicago Architectural Club and as editor of The Chicago Architectural Journal 10 in 2002. His work has been recognized in professional journals and books, including Interior Design magazine, Millennium Park: Creating a Chicago Landmark (2006), Powell/Kleinschmidt - Interior Architecture (2001), among others. He has lectured to the Structural Engineers Association of Illinoi