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.
Paul L. Battaglia, AIA, ASA, INCE, has been an Adjunct Associate Professor at UB since 1985 teaching Architectural 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.
She is a founding partner of the office Davidson Rafailidis, established in 2009. The office does not distinguish between academic work and built work, applying the same standard of critical inquiry on both.
Gregory Delaney is a graduate of The Ohio State University’s Knowlton School, where he earned his degrees (B.S. in Architecture and M.A.S. in Criticism) and taught courses in architecture and landscape architecture before moving to Buffalo in 2011.
Miguel Guitart, Ph.D. is an architect and academic from Madrid, Spain. He teaches as Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.
Joyce Hwang is associate professor and associate chair of architecture at UB. Through her teaching, research and critical practice as director of Ants of the Prairie, she confronts contemporary ecological conditions through creative means.
Omar Khan’s research and practice address responsiveness and performativity in architecture. He is co-lead of UB's research center on Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies, which applies design, smart materials and automation to transform advanced manufacturing.
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.
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.
Christopher Romano is a research assistant professor within the Department of Architecture's Material Culture Research Group. His research and teaching explores the relationship between design, construction and the culture of building by leveraging regional manufacturing and material processes.
Laura Schmitz holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture ('11) from the University at Buffalo and a Masters in Architecture ('15) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laura's passion for low-tech vernacular occupant-built housing led her to work at some non-traditional companies including Earthship Biotecture and Tumbleweed Tiny House Company. Her built prototype design was displayed at the National Tiny House Jamboree, a gathering of over 60,000 people in Colorado Springs (‘16).
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.”
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.
Korydon Smith is professor and chair of architecture at UB and co-director of UB's Community for Global Health Equity. He works across disciplines to build design solutions for those who have been traditionally marginalized from decisions about the design of their built environment.
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, ArchD, AIA, has been a trailblazer in the field of inclusive design since the 1970s. He believes architecture should, first and foremost, benefit the people who use buildings, and make a positive contribution to the community.
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.
Brad Waleshas 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.
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.