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John Beane Center

photo of building
Location: North

Historical Note:

The John Beane Service Center is the headquarters of University Facilities which is responsible for the planning, construction and renovation of all campus facilities; the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the buildings, grounds, and utility systems. It houses the maintenance shops and North Campus University Facilities offices.


John Beane (1904-1967) was the university's first director of planning and development and was integral in the original development of our North Campus. A lifelong Buffalonian and proud alumnus, John graduated from UB's evening division, Millard Fillmore College, and went on to serve as its dean. During his twenty-six years at the university, he was a professor and then chair in the new school of engineering, as well as University Marshall.

  • 1979 -- (April) Building completed

Original Architect: Milstein Wittek Davis and Associates
Construction Cost: $2,197,000
Original Size: 61,710 gross sq.ft.