Spotlight Tour to discover one of Buffalo’s most innovative interior spaces! Founded in 2015, Assembly House 150 is an experiential learning center and an immersive experiment in art, craft, and community. Located in the former Immaculate Conception Church on Edward Street, Assembly House 150 brings together tradespeople, artists, designers, architects, students, and apprentices to build awareness of the built environment, teach skills in design and construction, work together on impactful community projects, and empower people through creative action. Founded by artist and UB Professor of Architecture Dennis Maher, Assembly House 150 is an extension of Maher’s artistic practice and work as an educator.
Assembly House 150 programs provide educational opportunities in the construction arts. The Society for the Advancement of Construction Related Arts (SACRA), their flagship program, is a 12-week program in the construction trades with a focus on job readiness and placement following graduation.
This Spotlight Tour will provide an in-depth look at the innovative programs that take place at Assembly House 150. Led by Advancement and Marketing Manager, Olivia McManus, this tour will include the various constructions inside of the former Immaculate Conception Church, as well as the historic church itself, along with associated stories about the program’s impact on the community.
This tour is approximately one hour in length. Street parking is available on Edward Street and other nearby streets. Learn more about Assembly House 150 on their website here: https://www.assemblyhouse150.org/