The School of Architecture and Planning at the University at
Buffalo is committed to becoming a leader in diversity and
inclusion within both the university and architecture and planning
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 Buffalo School 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 Buffalo School, members leverage their diverse expertise and
leadership positions to forge new connections and build the
school's network of support.
Share news of your personal and professional accomplishments as
we celebrate our impact around the globe. We also encourage
you to stay connected with the Buffalo School community by engaging
in our alumni programs. We are extremely excited about where we are
headed together and welcome your continued energy in the adventure.
The Buffalo 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.
This semester's events feature Harvard GSD's Eve Blau, a symposium on the future of inclusive design, and planner Andrew Lynn of the Port Authority of NY & NJ.
Hayes Hall Renewed
Learn how you can support the restoration of UB's historic Hayes Hall, to open in 2016 as a state-of-the-art learning facility for architecture and planning.
Reimagining the faculty mailbox
Faculty and students are invited to enter the first in a series of design-build competitions for the new Hayes Hall.
Building climate resilience for at-risk communities
UB architect and urban planner Nicholas Rajkovich is part of a national effort funded by The Kresge Foundation to help low-income communities prepare for climate change-related events.
National publication features the Buffalo School
An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the national source for news on higher education, looks at how the Buffalo School's "city-as-textbook" approach has ultimately fostered a regional renaissance.
The restoration and renewal of Hayes Hall is a milestone
development for the school, university and community. View a
gallery of the signature spaces to come and a photographic
chronicling of this monumental construction effort.
On March 3, 1967, the trustrees of the State University of New York approved the formation of the "School of Architecture and Environmental Design" at UB, a program that founding dean John Eberhard and the school's pioneering faculty and students would cultivate into a radical experiment in design education.
Joyce Hwang's research and creative practice confronts our contemporary ecologies, with current works incorporating wildlife habitats into constructed environments. She is a recipient of the 2014 Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League of New York.
Samina Raja’s is an international expert on the role of planning and policy in building sustainable food systems and healthy communities. She directs the Buffalo School's Food Lab, including its current work on a grant to build food systems in communities across the U.S.
Despina Stratigakos is a historian and writer interested in the intersections of architecture and power. Her latest book, Hitler at Home, investigates the architectural and ideological construction of the Führer’s domesticity.
Martha Bohm is a professor of architecture and the faculty lead for the GRoW Home, UB's award-winning entry in the 2015 Solar Decathlon. Her research and teaching intersect design, ecological practices, sustainability and environmental systems.
Daniel B. Hess is studying housing design and planning solutions in post-Soviet cities across the Baltic States through a prestigious international fellowship. His research also addresses how the built environment influences travel behavior.
Edward H. Steinfeld is a pioneer and leading scholar in the field of universal design, or "design for all." His Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access has generated widely adopted research tools, products and design standards.
Buffalo School alumni Marc Bruffett (BAED '92) and Eric Ginsburg
(Architecture BS '01) have taken on leadership roles for Gensler,
the world's largest design firm, known widely for its culture
of collaboration, research and client service.
Study architecture and planning embedded in the City
of Buffalo, our world and a SUNY flagship research university.
Here your ideas comes to life as built works
and real-world plans, changing communities and innovating