Welcome to Buffalo Treehouse!

Founded in 2008 by visionary designer, artist, and builder Ricardo Rivera and his wife Jyl, Buffalo Treehouse has developed a track record of producing award-winning work that is defined by an unmatched level of detail, creativity, and craftsmanship.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about Buffalo Treehouse and the pride we take in producing one-of-a-kind structures, objects, and spaces that are truly awe-inspiring.


For the residential client, we specialize in designing and building custom:

  • Treehouses
  • Arbors
  • Play structures
  • Gazebos
  • Pergolas

Our residential Portfolio runs the gamut stylistically—from historic to modern, rustic to futuristic, and straightforward to ornate.

It should be noted that our treehouses are not just for the young, but also for the young at heart. While we certainly can—and do—create treehouses that cater to children, we also specialize in building spaces that can be enjoyed by the young and old alike. Check out our Facebook to learn more.


In particular, we focus on commercial clients from the following sectors:

  • Real  Estate Development
  • Breweries and wineries
  • Private Schools
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Daycare Centers
  • Childrens Museums
  • Environmental Educational Centers
  • Municipalities

Our unique approach to design, coupled with our high-quality craftsmanship and natural building techniques lends itself to many different applications in the commercial sector. Whether you’re looking for a multi-generational treehouse attraction to install on your grounds, custom interior design work, or outdoor hardscapes, we have something to fit your need.

Interior design

We are a professional architectural firm capable of providing clients with stamped drawings, and specialize in designing safe and awe-inspiring treehouses and related pieces of “arbortecture” that stand the test of time.

We collaborate with engineers and building officials to ensure that your luxury treehouse, pergola, kitchen design, etc. meets the highest standards of quality and safety. Our design services are typically paired with our build services, but can also be contracted independently. See our FAQ section to learn more.

Custom art

Whether you are looking to compliment a larger project Buffalo Treehouse has undertaken, or just want that special something to make your property stand out, we work with select clients to create sculptures, custom furniture, and other unique pieces of functional art that are simultaneously backyard and gallery-ready.

While we typically reserve art commissions for clients that have engaged Buffalo Treehouse for other purposes, we encourage you to Contact Us if you have a specific project in mind.