The Buffalo Young Preservationists (BYP) are a large community of youthfully enthusiastic individuals from a wide cross section of disciplines. Members range from very active to issue or project based members. BYP members each have a role in the holistic effort of advocating for viable market solutions for the reuse of historic, architecturally and culturally significant buildings, structures, monuments, sites, spaces and places.
BYP works on a variety of scales ranging from residential structures at the street or block level to large industrial facilities with thousands of square feet in floor plate area. BYP is motivated by a love for Buffalo and its history, both bright and grim. We believe that our authentic and irreplaceable historic built environment help tell our story and provide a unique sense of place that set us apart from every other city in the nation. Historic structures and adaptive reuse of older buildings for today’s needs are economically and environmentally sustainable choices that create community wealth, produce jobs and draw tourism dollars.