Adelphia Taps HOK to Design Its Waterfront Complex

Buffalo, NY – Adelphia has selected the nationally-recognized architectural firm of Hellmuth Obata & Kassabaum, or HOK, to design its waterfront office complex. Wendel Duchscherer of Amherst will serve as the local partner.

Adelphia CEO Tim Rigas says he envisions a 20 to 25 story building. Various Adelphia offices as well as its Empire Sports cable network will be housed there. It's estimated as many as 1,000 employees will work in the complex.

Work on the $120 million project will begin later this year. It will take HOK six months to develop its design. The building should be ready for occupancy by 2004.

HOK designed Buffalo's Dunn Tire Park. The company was selected from a short list of six firms Adelphia was considering.