Hamilton Stern Completes Apartments at The Lyceum

Apartments at The Lyceum
Posted On April 30, 2024

Hamilton Stern Completes Apartments at The Lyceum in Buffalo

Hamilton Stern Construction celebrates the completion of the Apartments at The Lyceum in Buffalo’s Broadway-Fillmore Neighborhood on behalf of developer, Community Services for Every1. The Apartments at the Lyceum was a large-scale project that transformed a former school into 42 affordable apartments and community service space.

This project involved converting and modernizing the St. John Kanty Lyceum building at 97 Swinburne Street along with developing 10 adjacent lots. As a historic preservation/adaptive reuse project, many of the building’s distinct architectural designs and finishes were preserved. Most of the 42 apartments were created from former classrooms and offices. One of the most unique features, the original “Romeo and Juliet” theatre windows, were salvaged and restored in one of the apartments. Additionally, part of the original Lyceum space was remodeled and transformed into an open 7,600 sf community room—featuring a kitchenette, flexible seating, a stage, and a piano rescued from the original building. The two-story historic vaulted ceiling of the former auditorium was redone and many of its features were restored to their original appearance. The school’s cafeteria was renovated into a commercial kitchen and the original railings, molding, and stained-glass windows were repurposed within the building to help complete its new chapter.

On the exterior, the 10 nearby lots were developed into green space, walking areas, parking, and a playground area to expand the overall footprint of the property. With a sustainable design, green space, affordable workforce apartments, and a community center, we are proud to have been the construction manager on this project. Community Services for Every1 and this development will truly be able to serve its residents and the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood.


Hamilton Stern Construction is a full-service construction management firm, general contractor, and design-build consultant located in Pittsford, NY. Established in 2010, we have become a trusted partner with an abundant list of clients spanning diverse projects and industries, including commercial, industrial/manufacturing, higher education, and multi-unit housing. At the center of everything we do is our clients and our people. With a focus on craftsmanship, transparency and collaboration, Hamilton Stern Construction provides exceptional service that exceeds expectations, while fostering a culture of safety, teamwork, quality and innovation.