Opening its doors in 1994, the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts (CFA) ,  was developed as a multidisciplinary arts venue within a premier public research university.  The CFA took eight years to conceive and complete, was designed by the award-winning New York City architectural firm of Gwathmey Siegel, which was also responsible for design of the Guggenheim Museum new 10-story addition.  The Center’s primary mission is to support the educational requirements of the Departments of Art, Media Studies, Music and Theatre and Dance, making it the home of a broad spectrum of artistic endeavors.  To date, the CFA has welcomed nearly 4 million people through its doors.