While medicine, law, and other professions have made
considerable progress, race and gender equity remains a major
concern in architecture and planning, and among the organizations
that oversee education and practice.
The School of Architecture and Planning is housed in historic
Hayes and Crosby Halls on UB's South Campus. Our state-of-the-art
facilities and academic resources include the latest technology in
digital fabrication and computing to a specialized library for
architecture and planning.
The School of Architecture and Planning was created half a
century ago as a direct challenge to orthodox design education. We
live those original principles today, committed to architecture and
planning as interdisciplinary problem-solving enterprises, rooted
in social engagement, nourished by research-in-practice, animated
by making and doing, and committed to meeting the needs of clients,
communities, and society in an increasingly complex urban
The School of Architecture and Planning and the University at
Buffalo offer a range of financial support opportunities for
students. Resources range from financial aid to scholarships to
The School of Architecture and Planning, in partnership with the
university, our alumni, our faculty and staff, and our
philanthropic supporters, provides support to our undergraduate and
graduate students. In addition to tuition scholarships, stipends
for travel and supplies, and support for study abroad, our
students, like our faculty, are actively engaged in teaching,
research, and service—and are rewarded for their hard
The Dean’s Council is a leadership group of friends of the
School of Architecture and Planning dedicated to raising
the global profile of the school and advancing its academic
programs and research enterprise. Members of the Dean’s
Council include distinguished alumni and leading
professionals, from firm executives to educators. As champions of
the School of Architecture and Planning, members leverage their
diverse expertise and leadership positions to forge new connections
and build the school's network of support.
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The School of Architecture and Planning, in partnership with
local chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the
American Planning Association, has developed a Professional Mentor
Program for alumni and friends to share their experiences and
advice with current students.
Search job and internship opportunities in architecture and
planning. The following openings require varying levels of
education and experience and have been posted by employers on UB
Career Services' BullsEye system.
In celebration of Banham’s legacy of experimental criticism, the fellowship is intended to support the research and creative activity of emerging practicitioners. Candidates are encouraged to propose a research trajectory that will be developed in tandem with a pedagogical agenda.
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Climate change and the tale of two cities
With funding from National Science Foundation, two architecture and urban planning faculty members are studying the impacts of heat and cold in Tempe and Buffalo
Real estate development students win national case study competition
UB duo’s case study of Buffalo's new Delaware North headquarters captured this year’s Colvin Challenge at the University of Maryland, placing UB and Buffalo’s story of rebirth on the national stage.
Ancient building material could help address modern challenge: the climate crisis
UB faculty and students are working with Boston Valley Terra Cotta to bring practice, industry and academia together to develop environmentally-responsive terra cotta façades.
Call for proposals: 2018 Peter Reyner Banham Fellowship
In celebration of Banham’s legacy of experimental criticism, the Banham Fellowship supports the research and creative activity of emerging practitioners.
Design for public dialogue
Cleveland public art installation by architecture faculty members restores critical connections within community.
Studio on Scajaquada Creek wins state planning award
A graduate urban planning studio’s plan for preserving the cultural and historical landscape of Buffalo’s Scajaquada Creek corridor has won the American Planning Association New York Upstate Chapter “Outstanding Student Project” award.
January 10-11, 2018
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trek to visit firms, tour the city's most prominent project sites,
and network with leading professionals in design, planning and real
Sean Burkholder is an architect whose work coalesces around issues characteristic of the Great Lakes region, including urban vacancy, fresh-water ecosystems, infrastructural re-purposing, dredge material management and the urban/water interface.
Robert Silverman applies urban planning to the study of the non-profit sector, the role of community-based organizations in urban neighborhoods, education reform, shrinking cities, and inequality in inner city housing markets.
Ashima Krishna is an architect and historic preservation planner
whose research spans the management of historic urban landscapes in
developing countries, adaptive reuse of religious historic
structures and landscapes, and world heritage sites in the
The work of Dennis Maher has ranged from a localized form of
civic activism and material experimentation to a synthetic
proposition for re-imagining the post-industrial environment
through a variety of modes and media.
So Ra Baek is an urban planner whose research addresses the
intersection of public health and the built environment. In
particular she studies the role of race/ethnicity and acculturation
in relation to physical activity and neighborhood design.
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