Design Synergies Architecture P.C. is an architectural, design, & sustainability consulting firm based in Buffalo, New York.  Our work is diverse, but our approach is always the same:  listen, engage, & consolidate ideas to create a creative, collaborative, and sustainable design solution. 




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Queen City Bike Ferry

Canalside to Outer Harbor, Buffalo, New York


Design Synergies provided architectural services to a diverse team led by DiDonato Associates for this creative project on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor.  It was designed to provide a sheltered waiting area for passengers using the Queen City Bike Ferry, which takes people from Canalside to the park and trails at the Outer Harbor.


The project utilizes two shipping containers and an elevated industrial-styled water tank to evoke the area’s past as a shipping hub for the Great Lakes.  The site is a triangular wedge of land between the First Buffalo Marina and a sailing school, located directly across from the main Boardwalk at Canalside.  It was completed in 2016.


Engineering/Prime Firm:  DiDonato Associates

Architect:  Design Synergies Architecture

Landscape Architect:  Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect


Photos:  Roxanne Button Kujawa AIA