Townsend Hall

Townsend Hall was named for Harriet A. Townsend (1839-1916), a prominent figure in Buffalo’s progressive movement.

The renovation of a nearly 120-year-old building on the University at Buffalo’s South Campus has resulted in certification from the most widely used green building rating system in the world. The building is named for Harriet A. Townsend (1839-1916), who founded the Women's Educational and Industrial Union of Buffalo in 1884. Townsend scored high marks for community connectivity, accommodations for low emission and fuel efficient vehicles, and public transportation access.