The School of Architecture and Planning is taking Buffalo’s story – and our place within it – to the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, the world’s largest and premier exhibit of architecture and design.
Ann Forsyth joins us as 2018 Clarkson Chair in Planning
Trained as an architect and urban planner, Ann Forsyth will explore with students and community members the social aspects of physical planning and urban development. Events include a community workshop on Feb. 20 and a public lecture on Feb. 21.
Emerging Voices Award-Winners
Architecture professors Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis have been recognized by the Architectural League of New York for their “distinct design voice” and potential to influence the discipline.
Bending light and metal creates a curious cube
A stunning inversion occurs at night in the latest project designed by architecture professor Christopher Romano. Called Light/Station, the project has transformed an abandoned gas mart on Buffalo's East Side into a new facility for Buffalo-based Torn Space Theater.
Road Trip NYC takes students into the heart of the professions
A dizzying two-day excursion across the boroughs included site visits to major development projects, a chance to see the inner workings of major employers, and networking opportunities with alumni.
Daniel Hess takes helm as chair of UB’s urban and regional planning program
A member of the faculty since 2002, Hess will lead the program during a tremendous period growth fueled by intensive engagement with Buffalo and new transdisciplinary research initiatives.
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.
In context of today's political environment, we present
architects, designers, urban planners, and researchers at work
across boundaries – national borders, cultural lines, or
A professor of anthropology at Boston University, Thomas
Barfield studies the economic and political development challenges
in Afghanistan, particularly those related to law, government
organization and development issues.
Jayna Zweiman is a multidisciplinary artist and designer and
co-creator of The Pussyhat Project. Join her in an investigation of
the overlap between individual stories and collective
conversations, craft and politics, and physical and virtual
Architect James Shen of the People's Architecture Office in
Beijin discusses his studio's use of methods of mass
production to achieve greater social agency in urban regeneration,
housing, and place making.
Clara Solà-Morales is associate professor at the
Barcelona School of Architecture, ETSAB, UPC, and founder of
Cadaval & Solà-Morales, a studio that operates as a
laboratory for design driven by research and development.
The 2018 Clarkson Chair in Architecture, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto of
Atelier Bow-Wow in Tokyo specializes in 'architectural
behaviorology,' including human behavior within and outside
buildings, and the behavior of buildings in their surroundings.
Eva Franch is an architect, curator, educator and lecturer of
experimental forms of art and architectural practice. She is the
chief curator and executive director of Storefront for Art and
Architecture in New York.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.