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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.


Masters in Urban Planning (M.U.P.) - State University of New York at Buffalo. 1999.

Irene E. Ayad

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

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

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

Martha Bohm is an Assistant Professor teaching design, ecological practices, sustainability and environmental systems.

Nicholas Bruscia

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

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

Barbara has worked for the past 25 years as an architect, planner and historian – reinventing and restoring historic and existing buildings. 

Brian Carter

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

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

Matthew has 16 years of experience as a Structural Engineer, Architect, and Project Manager.

Stephanie Davidson

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

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
Nerea Feliz

Nerea Feliz is a licensed architect in Spain and UK, with nine years of professional experience working in Madrid and London.

Laura Garofalo

Laura Garófalo’s research, pedagogy, and practice focuses on the conjunction of natural and architectural systems.

Jordan Geiger

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

Peter Grace

Mr. Grace has been working as a practicing Structural Engineer in Western New York since 1974.

Himanshu Grover

Dr. Grover’s research focuses at the intersection of three broad thematic areas: urban planning, sustainability and community resilience.

Hiro Hata

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

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

Received Master of Architecture Degree from the University at buffalo School of Architecture.

Joyce Hwang

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

Kang's research focuses on the relationships between built environments and health behaviors and outcomes.

Omar Khan

Omar Khan’s research and practice address responsiveness and performativity in architecture.

Ashima Krishna

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

Jean La Marche holds a Doctorate in Architecture from the University of Michigan and was Acting Chair (2002-03).

Annette LeCuyer

Annette LeCuyer received professional and graduate diplomas from the Architectural Association in London and is a licensed architect in the United Kingdom.

Kenneth MacKay

Kenneth S. MacKay, AIA has more than twenty years of experience in teaching architectural design studios, professional practice and building systems integration.

Dennis Maher

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

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Department of Urban and Regional Planning


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G. William Page

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

Dr. Park’s research interests are urban economics and transportation modeling as applied to natural and man-made environmental and security problems.

Alfred Price

Professor Price’s research overlaps his professional practice and public service interests, and is concerned primarily with housing for low-income households.

Michael Silver

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

Assistant Professor Georg Rafailidis is a registered architect with the architect chamber Berlin, Germany.

Samina Raja

Dr. Raja’s research focuses on planning and design for sustainable food systems and healthy communities.

Christopher Romano

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.

Mark Shepard

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

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

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. 


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

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

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

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

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

Despina Stratigakos is an architectural historian with an overarching interest in gender and modernity in European cities.

Beth Tauke

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).

Henry Louis Taylor, Jr.

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

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

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

A graduate of The University of Detroit School of Architecture in 1976, He was in Private practice for over 30 years.

Michael Williams

Michael holds a Master of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture with a minor in the History of Art from the Ohio State University.

Jennifer Wisinski-Oakley

Jennifer Wisinski-Oakley has explored evolving forms of representation for over 20 years. 

Li Yin

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.