About Us

Preservation Buffalo Niagara is the region’s only full-service, professionally staffed preservation organization, empowering Western New York communities to champion historic preservation as a means of creating a more culturally rich, vibrant, affordable, and sustainable community.


Preservation Buffalo Niagara cultivates our regions’ roots. We are the guardians to an unrivaled stock of residences and buildings that comprise Western New York’s unique architectural legacy. These treasures go beyond structural to enrich the physical, intellectual, and emotional well-being of our daily lives. As activists, our work is driven by a vision of the brightest future, one that’s born out of the strengths of our shared past. Propelled by members – people who understand the sense of place that history creates – Preservation Buffalo Niagara provides the leadership necessary to look beyond the here-and-now, and inspires the realization of the here-and-a-century from now. Open-minded yet pragmatic, we find common ground, while remaining steadfast and unwilling to abdicate our commitment to protect the legacy that sparks new growth in our diverse and dynamic communities.



Recently, Preservation Buffalo Niagara (PBN) completed a year-long strategic planning process. Working with a diligent committee of community members, the PBN Board, and staff, we are proud to announce a new equitable, inclusive, and thoughtful Strategic Plan to guide our next three years.


With our new Strategic Plan, PBN commits to reforming traditional preservation practices, addressing their inequities, and expanding their reach. We will demonstrate that historic preservation can be fully representative and that saving historic resources of all kinds can celebrate the region’s diverse history, catalyze economic development, support environmental sustainability, advance social justice, and contribute to community health and wellbeing.

This plan does not change PBN’s mission or vision. Rather, it hones and sharpens our focus to better tackle the challenges facing our communities and enable our team to carry out our mission and vision more effectively.

We invite you to view our 2023-2026 Strategic Plan.


With the strong leadership provided by PBN, Western New York has become a region that values and invests in its architectural legacy, prioritizes historic places in making
decisions about the future, and serves as a model and thought leader for the wider preservation movement.


PBN identifies, protects, and promotes our unique architecture and historic legacy, and connects people to the places they love in Western New York.