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Faculty

The faculty in the School of Architecture and Planning is composed of a mix of world-renowned scholars, leading architects and planners, and a diverse range of adjunct faculty selected from the professional community.

Erika Abbondanzieri
9/3/14
Erika Abbondanzieri is a licensed architect practicing in the city of Buffalo.  
Shannon Basset
9/11/14
Shannon Bassett is an architectural and urban designer. Her research, teaching, writing and practice operate at the intersection of architecture, urban design and ecological systems. 
Jordan Carver
7/28/14
Jordan Carver is an architectural writer, researcher, and educator. 
Stephanie Cramer
9/3/14
Steph Cramer studied Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (BArch 2006) and received the post-professional degree Design + Make from the Architectural Association, London (MArch, 2014).
Anne Dafchik
9/3/14
Ms. Dafchik is a versatile architect who has experience with educational, healthcare, municipal and historic preservation projects.  
Stephen P. Fitzmaurice
9/4/14
Currently teaching Strategies of Property Management, Stephen Fitzmaurice has been a property management professional over 30 years. 
Miguel Guitart
7/21/14
Miguel Guitart is an architect, designer, academic and writer from Madrid, Spain.
Julia Jamrozik
8/27/14
Julia Jamrozik is a graduate of the University of Toronto where she studied both architecture and art history and holds an M.Arch from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. 
Virginia Melnyk
9/4/14
Virginia Melnyk is returning to the University of Buffalo, where she received her B.S. in Architecture. She subsequently earned her MArch from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.
Martha Bohm
8/27/14
Erkin Özay is a registered architect and an urbanist with a research focus on urban asset distribution practices and their spatial impacts on the city, with a specific concentration on the design of educational environments. 
Nicholas Rajkovich
8/27/14
Nicholas B. Rajkovich, PhD, AIA is an Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo. His research investigates the intersection of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and adaptation to climate change.
6/19/14
Masters in Urban Planning (M.U.P.) - State University of New York at Buffalo. 1999.
Irene E. Ayad
6/19/14
Irene Ayad, who received her Ph.D. from Cornell University, is an architectural historian and urbanist with particular interest in 20th century western and non-western architecture as well as in community development and historic preservation. 
So-Ra Baek
6/19/14
So-Ra Baek is the Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. She joined our school in August of 2013 and will teach END 350 this Fall Semester.  
Paul Battaglia
6/19/14
Paul L. Battaglia, AIA, has been an Adjunct Associate Professor at UB since 1985 teaching Lighting and Acoustics: Environmental Controls 2. He also teaches a seminar on Aural Architecture and has taught Generic Building Types and various architectural studios in the Millard Fillmore College.
Martha Bohm
8/27/14
Martha Bohm is an Assistant Professor teaching design, ecological practices, sustainability and environmental systems.
Nicholas Bruscia
6/19/14
Nicholas Bruscia is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University at Buffalo, where he is also a researcher in the Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies (CAST). 
Sean Burkholder
6/19/14
Sean Burkholder has spent the last decade dealing with projects of particular relevance to the Great Lakes region including urban vacancy, infrastructural re-purposing and dredge material management.  
Barbara Campagna
7/21/14
Barbara has worked for the past 25 years as an architect, planner and historian – reinventing and restoring historic and existing buildings. 
Brian Carter
6/19/14
Brian Carter, a graduate of the Nottingham School of Architecture and the University of Toronto, is a registered architect in the United Kingdom. 
Sam Cole
6/19/14
Before joining the Department of Environmental Planning and Design at UB in 1983, Professor Sam Cole worked in a wide variety of national and international positions in national, urban, and regional planning. 
Matthew Dates
6/19/14
Matthew has 16 years of experience as a Structural Engineer, Architect, and Project Manager.
Stephanie Davidson
6/19/14
Stephanie Davidson studied Fine Art at Mount Allison University, Canada (BFA, 2000) and architecture at Dalhousie University, Canada (BEDS, 2002; MArch 2005) and the Architectural Association, London England.
Gregory Delaney
6/19/14
New to both the city of Buffalo and the university, Gregory Delaney is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University’s Knowlton School of Architecture, where he studied architecture (B.S. in Architecture, 2008) and architecture criticism (M.A.S. in Criticism, 2010).
Alan Dewart
6/19/14
Laura Garofalo
6/19/14
Laura Garófalo’s research, pedagogy, and practice focuses on the conjunction of natural and architectural systems.
Jordan Geiger
6/19/14
Jordan Geiger is an architect and educator whose work crosses architecture and interaction design, considering implications of human computer interaction for social and environmental issues.
Eric Gillert
6/19/14

Himanshu Grover
6/19/14
Dr. Grover’s research focuses at the intersection of three broad thematic areas: urban planning, sustainability and community resilience.
Hiro Hata
6/19/14
Associate Professor Hiroaki Hata holds a post-professional degree in urban design from Harvard University and a Master of Architecture degree from Washington University.
Dan Hess
9/2/14
Central to Dr. Hess’ research agenda is interpreting how the built environment of cities (and the public policies that support this form) influences travel behavior. 
Matthew Hume
6/19/14
Received Master of Architecture Degree from the University at buffalo School of Architecture.
Joyce Hwang
8/1/14
Joyce Hwang, AIA, NCARB, is the Director of Ants of the Prairie, an office of architectural practice and research that focuses on confronting contemporary ecological conditions through creative means.
Bumjoon Kang
6/19/14
Kang's research focuses on the relationships between built environments and health behaviors and outcomes.
Omar Khan
7/21/14
Omar Khan’s research and practice address responsiveness and performativity in architecture.
Ashima Krishna
6/19/14
Ashima Krishna is an architect, historic preservation planner and educator. Her research focuses on three broad areas related to cultural heritage and its preservation: the management of historic urban landscapes in developing countries like India, issues in adaptively reusing religious historic structures and landscapes, and contemporary problems with world heritage sites in the developing world.  
Jean LaMarche
6/19/14
Jean La Marche holds a Doctorate in Architecture from the University of Michigan and was Acting Chair (2002-03).
Annette LeCuyer
6/19/14
Annette LeCuyer received professional and graduate diplomas from the Architectural Association in London and is a licensed architect in the United Kingdom.
Kenneth MacKay
6/19/14
Kenneth S. MacKay, AIA has more than twenty years of experience in teaching architectural design studios, professional practice and building systems integration.
Dennis Maher
6/19/14
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.
William Murray
6/19/14
Adjunct Instructor
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
G. William Page
6/19/14
Dr. Page’s research focuses on a variety of issues related to environmental planning, which involves the study of how to use the planning process to minimize the negative effects of the natural environment on humans and of human settlements on the natural environment.
JiYoung Park
9/24/14
Dr. Park’s research interests are urban economics and transportation modeling as applied to natural and man-made environmental and security problems.
Alfred Price
6/19/14
Professor Price’s research overlaps his professional practice and public service interests, and is concerned primarily with housing for low-income households.
Michael Silver
8/27/14
Michael Silver pursues pioneering research in the fields of sustainable design, digital mapping, green composites manufacturing, high-throughput computing and proprietary software development. 
Georg Rafailidis
6/19/14
Assistant Professor Georg Rafailidis is a registered architect with the architect chamber Berlin, Germany.
Samina Raja
9/2/14
Dr. Raja’s research focuses on planning and design for sustainable food systems and healthy communities.
Christopher Romano
6/19/14
Christopher Romano is a Research Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York and a researcher within the Material Culture Research Group where he co-directs the Sustainable Futures study abroad program in the cloud forest of Costa Rica.
Lynda Schneekloth
6/19/14
For four decades, Lynda H. Schneekloth has connected activism, design practice, applied research, teaching, scholarship, and academic service with deep theoretical work on the fundamental dynamics of professional and citizen engagement in the practice of “placemaking.” Schneekloth has thought deeply and strategically about working in the world even as she embraced the long-haul labor of healing that world. In the process she has helped expand the knowledge in our field, made a tangible impact on the “beloved places” she has cared about, and nurtured a generation of skillful and critical practitioners.
Mark Shepard
6/19/14
Mark Shepard holds a joint appointment in the Departments of Architecture and Media Study. He received a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, a Master of Fine Arts in Combined Media from Hunter College, City University of New York, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University.
Robert Shibley, FAIA, AICP
6/19/14
Robert G. Shibley, Dean of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, is an internationally renowned scholar and practitioner in architecture, planning and urban design. 
Robert Silverman
8/4/14
Dr. Silverman's research focuses on the non-profit sector, the role of community-based organizations in urban neighborhoods, education reform, shrinking cities, and inequality in inner city housing markets. 
6/19/14
Korydon Smith is associate professor in the Department of Architecture at the University at Buffalo. Smith teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in architectural design, theory, and methods.
Martha Bohm
6/19/14
Jin Young Song, AIA, is a registered architect in New York State. Prior to joining the University at Buffalo, he worked as a senior designer at the SOM New York office and also taught at NYSID. 
Hadas Steiner
6/19/14
Associate Professor Hadas A. Steiner received a Ph.D. in the History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Masters degree in Art History from University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Art in Architecture from Columbia University.
Edward Steinfeld
6/19/14
Dr. Steinfeld holds a doctorate degree in architecture from the University of Michigan and a professional degree in architecture from Carnegie Mellon University.
Ernest Sternberg
6/19/14
Dr. Sternberg’s current work is on the ethics of complex decision making to avert disasters, whether from terrorism or natural or technological hazards.
Despina Stratigakos
6/19/14
Despina Stratigakos is an architectural historian with an overarching interest in gender and modernity in European cities.
Beth Tauke
7/8/14
Beth Tauke is Associate Dean in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo - State University of New York, Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture, and Project Director in the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA), the leading research center on universal design in the built environment in the U.S.
Henry Louis Taylor, Jr.
6/19/14
Dr.  Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. research focuses on a historical and contemporary analysis of distressed urban neighborhoods, social isolation and race and class issues among people of color, especially African Americans and Latinos.  Within this framework, Taylor’s research also focuses on these issues in Cuba, the Caribbean Islands and Latin America.  Lastly, Taylor is concerned with the redevelopment of shrinking cities and metropolitan cities, with a focus on social, economic and racial justice.
Kerry Traynor
6/19/14
Kerry Traynor has been working in the field of historic preservation for over 20 years. Professor Traynor has a diverse background including work in the private and public sectors, as well as in academia.
Brad Wales
6/19/14
Brad Wales has 28 years experience working years as a sole practitioner registered in NY and NJ. His work focuses on community-based green projects, focusing on mixed-use design, streetscape and pocket park design, and passive solar design, with an overall emphasis on issues of durability.
Harry Warren
6/19/14
A graduate of The University of Detroit School of Architecture in 1976, He was in Private practice for over 30 years.
Sue Weisemann
6/19/14
Sue Weidemann, PhD, is an environmental psychologist who, for over 35 years, has studied the relationships between people and the places and spaces they use, through her research, teaching, and consulting. 
Li Yin
9/11/14
My research focuses on practical applications of spatial models, joining amenity and location theory with applied GIS and simulation methods to explore the complexity and dynamic processes of urban systems for environmental planning, urban design, and sustainable development.