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LifeCycles, designs from the University at Buffalo School of Architecture for a proposed addition to the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, will be introduced at a news conference at 10 a.m. Friday in the Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave.

UB students and faculty, asked last year to consider the addition of an Orangery to the Botanical Gardens, originally came up with more than 60 plans to integrate the citrus tree conservatory into the complex, then turned their thoughts toward the entire horticultural operation and its future. Scale models of six of those designs will be on display in the Botanical Gardens from Saturday through April 7.