Mixed Media

A Hole New Look


Photo: Douglas Levere


Light/Station, a recently completed project designed by UB architect Christopher Romano (MArch ’05, BS ’03), has transformed an abandoned gas mart into a dramatic point of interest on Buffalo’s East Side. By day, light pours in from two sides through the 72,000-plus holes laser-precision drilled into the stainless steel panels that veil the building’s facade. At night, an inversion occurs and light glows from within. The 1,545-square-foot structure is a design studio, green room and conference facility for Torn Space Theater, a critically acclaimed company founded by another alumnus, Dan Shanahan (MA ’11).