CEPA Gallery and The Richardson Olmsted Campus are delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 Richardson Olmsted Campus Photography Contest. Enduring Views: The Richardson Olmsted Campus will be exhibited at CEPA Gallery on March 28th through April 11th, 2018, with an opening reception on March 28th from 5:30-7:30pm. Both the exhibition and the opening reception are free and open to the public.

50 photographs have been selected for display at CEPA Gallery in the exhibition Enduring Views: The Richardson Olmsted Campus. Three winning photographs were chosen: Natural Light (First Place, by James Wagner), Past and Present Merge (Second Place, by John Brylinski), and Untitled (Third Place, by David Brandl). In addition to the gallery exhibition, all of the photos submitted will be available to view on the web sites of both organizations, and in a video display at CEPA on opening night.

Photographers were invited to submit photographs they had taken of the Richardson Olmsted Campus in the following categories: Original Spaces, New Spaces and Enduring Spaces. Images were reviewed (in a blind review) by a committee of Richardson and CEPA Gallery staff.

Enduring Views: The Richardson Olmsted Campus will offer fascinating perspectives on the iconic structure, illustrating how many ways there are to view one of the most architecturally and historically significant structures in Western New York. This is an extraordinary site, added to the National Register of Historic Places (http://www.nps.gov/Nr/research/) in 1973, and it became a National Historic Landmark (http://www.nps.gov/nhl/) in 1986. More about its history is available at www.richardson-olmsted.com.

The Richardson Olmsted Campus and CEPA Gallery look forward to welcoming visitors to the exhibition to celebrate the photographers and this collaborative effort to bring attention to the rich legacy of the Richardson Olmsted Campus.

Contest Winners

1st Place, Natural Light by James Wagner

2nd Place, Past and Present Merge, by John Brylinski

3rd Place Untitled, by David Brandl

About the Richardson

One of Buffalo’s most iconic buildings and a National Historic Landmark, the 145-year-old Richardson Olmsted Campus is being renewed after years of neglect.

Designed by great American architect Henry Hobson Richardson and the famed landscape team of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the building incorporated a system of enlightened treatment for people with mental illness developed by Dr. Thomas Story Kirkbride. The Richardson remains an architectural gem and is visited by thousands of people from around the world.

Today, the Richardson Olmsted Campus is home to one of the largest historic preservation projects in the nation. Since 2006, the nonprofit Richardson has been hard at work bringing the site back to life after decades of neglect, beginning with Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center and the future Lipsey Architecture Center in the iconic Towers Building. Meanwhile, work continues to develop the remaining two-thirds of the massive campus.