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.

8/5/19
Adjunct Professor - Department of Architecture
8/19/19
Kimberly Amplement is an alumni of both the Bachelor of Environmental Design and Master of Urban Planning degree programs at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning. She earned minors in Architecture and Sociology as an undergraduate and specialized in Urban Design during her graduate studies. Kimberly pursued her goal to become a municipal planner by first interning for (2014) and then securing a permanent position with (2015) the Town of Amherst Planning Department. She currently handles many of the Long Range Planning initiatives including maintaining the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, managing the Capital Improvement Program, and helping to find creative planning ideas and solutions for the Town to pursue. Kimberly has always had a passion and commitment for the Western New York region’s future planning and growth, as she has been a native her entire life. Because of this passion and her desire to be involved in all aspects of the planning profession, she established herself as the Deputy Director of the Western New York section of the American Planning Association (2014 – present) and enjoys connecting planners on both a professional and personal level. Kimberly’s education and experiences both from the University at Buffalo and from the Town of Amherst have prepared her with the knowledge and capabilities to handle real-world regional planning projects and processes that she plans to share with students.
8/5/19
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.
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8/19/19
Nicholas Bruscia’s teaching and research experiment with architectural form and structure via computational simulation and material prototyping.
11/2/18
Brian Carter, a graduate of the Nottingham School of Architecture and the University of Toronto, is a registered architect in the United Kingdom. 
8/19/19
Adjunct Instructor - Department of Architecture
eychow@buffalo.edu  - (716) 829-5913 - Hayes Hall 124
10/16/18
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. 
8/19/19
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).
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10/16/18
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.
10/17/18
Charles Davis II is an architectural historian who explores the integrations of race and style theory in modern architectural debates from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century.
10/17/18
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.
10/17/18
8/19/19
Adjunct Instructor - 2018/2019 Banham Fellow - Department of Architecture
mafaruki@buffalo.edu   - Crosby Hall 323
8/19/19
Randy Fernando is an emerging designer and artist, focusing on work that synergizes neuroscience, sociological behavior, and architecture.
8/19/19
Jonathan Bleuer began his career with an Environmental Education firm in Downtown Buffalo and gained experience in natural resource management and built environment mitigation strategy. Jonathan continued his career in the field of environmental management and land use planning as a Municipal Planner with the Town of Clarence since 2013. Education in the field of Environmental Design and Urban Planning at the University at Buffalo provided Bleuer a unique approach to preservation of key physical assets within the built environment as well as strategic planning for sustainable community development. As a Western New York native, Jonathan is committed to advancing the field of planning within the region and has held the Director position within the WNY section of the American Planning Association.
10/17/18
Currently teaching Strategies of Property Management, Stephen Fitzmaurice has been a property management professional over 30 years. 
4/4/19
An assistant professor of urban planning, Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah studies issues related to urban health, public policy, environmental governance, land tenure, and sustainable urbanism in both Global North and South countries.
10/17/18
Laura Garófalo-Khan’s research, pedagogy, and practice focuses on the conjunction of natural and architectural systems.
8/20/19
Mr. Gottstine holds a CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) accreditation, a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Canisius College, with a concentration in Finance.  He is also a member of the Real Estate Advisory Committee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, the third largest pension fund in the United States.  In his role as Chief Operating Officer at Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation, Mr. Gottstine provides direction on day-to-day operations and oversees real estate services functions in support of 15 million square feet of owned, managed and developed commercial real estate in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Florida.  In his tenure with Ciminelli Real Estate Corporation Mr. Gottstine has closed in excess of $750 million in real estate transactions, encompassing mezzanine debt, construction and permanent financing utilizing various lending institutions both national and international.  He has been instrumental in growing Ciminelli’s developed and serviced real estate portfolio, company revenues, and the supporting corporate structure and related processes to ensure long-term success.
2/21/19
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.
4/4/19
Zoé Hamstead is an assistant professor of environmental planning. Her work is concerned with dynamics of urban systems with a focus on climate impacts and climate management.
10/17/18
Associate Professor Hiroaki Hata holds a post-professional degree in urban design from Harvard University and a Master of Architecture degree from Washington University.
6/27/19
Professor, Chair - Department of Urban and Regional Planning
dbhess@buffalo.edu - (office location) - (phone with embedded link)
8/19/19
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.
10/17/18
Julia Jamrozik is a designer whose research and practice center on public space, public buildings and the role that both playfulness and play can have in shaping these environments.
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11/2/18
Adjunct Instructor
rmaloney@buffalo.edu (716) 829-5913 - Hayes Hall 124
4/4/19
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.
10/17/18
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 developing world.
11/2/18
Annette LeCuyer received professional and graduate diplomas from the Architectural Association in London and is a licensed architect in the United Kingdom.
11/2/18
Kenneth S. MacKay, AIA has more than twenty years of experience in teaching architectural design studios, professional practice and building systems integration.
8/19/19
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.
8/19/19
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor - Department of Architecture

marthabo@buffalo.edu - 319 Hayes Hall - (716) 829-5214
8/19/19
Ms. McAfee joined Grand Atlas Property Management as its Vice President of Investor Relations in July of 2018 and is responsible for the company’s investor relations and equity capital markets activities. Ms. McAfee teaches real estate finance and financial modeling courses in UB’s Real Estate Development program. 
10/16/18
Adjunct Instructor
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
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10/17/18
Adjunct Instructor
nmn3@buffalo.edu - (716) 829-5913 - Hayes Hall 124
10/16/18
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. 
10/17/18
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.
8/19/19
Dr. Park’s research interests are urban economics and transportation modeling as applied to natural and man-made environmental and security problems.
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8/20/19
Ms. Perrelli has over 19 years of teaching and research experience with ESRI GIS software and holds a M.A. in Geographic Information Systems from the University at Buffalo. She currently serves as the GIS Lab Manager in the Department of Geography and Planning at Buffalo State College.  In her current role she routinely teaches GIS courses and provides GIS support on grants projects to academic departments on campus. Ms. Perrelli has taught several GIS workshops and has worked with local k-12 teachers to integrate GIS technology into the classroom.  Her teaching interests are in Geographic Information Systems and web mapping.  She is a steering committee member for the Western New York GIS Users Group (WNYGISUG) whose mission is to support and encourage GIS education and technology in WNY.
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8/19/19
Professor Price’s research overlaps his professional practice and public service interests, and is concerned primarily with housing for low-income households.
10/16/18
Associate Professor Georg Rafailidis investigates new building forms and construction systems in which notions of materiality, time and authorship are stretched to new frontiers.
7/11/19
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 School of Architecture and Planning's Food Lab, including its current work on a grant to build food systems in communities across the U.S.
7/22/19
Assistant Professor - Department of Architecture
rajkovic@buffalo.edu - 316 Hayes Hall - (716) 829-6910
8/19/19
Adjunct Instructor - Department of Urban and Regional Planning
ranahan@buffalo.edu - (716) 829-5913 - Hayes Hall 124
8/20/19
Benderson Development Company owns and manages over 750 properties encompassing more than 40 million square feet within 39 states. Benderson’s portfolio includes retail, office, industrial, hotel, residential and land holdings. Benderson has grown to become one of the largest privately held real estate companies in America.
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8/19/19
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.
8/20/19
Annie Schentag brings a diverse range of experience to the University at Buffalo, including her academic training in the fields of Architectural History, Urban Planning and Art History as well as professional experience in Historic Preservation. Passionate about Buffalo in her professional work and academic research, she views the city as a learning laboratory with local, national and global lessons for her students.
8/19/19
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).
10/17/18
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.”
10/16/18
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.
10/16/18
Professor and Dean
School of Architecture and Planning
UB Campus Architect / Senior Fellow, UB Regional Institute
7/11/19
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.
8/19/19
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.
8/19/19
Jin Young Song's research and practice in the U.S. and Korea investigate parametric design of dynamic facade systems and the socio-cultural importance of the building facade.
10/17/18
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.
7/19/19
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.
10/17/18
Dr. Sternberg’s current work is on the ethics of complex decision making to avert disasters, whether from terrorism or natural or technological hazards.
3/4/19
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.
4/4/19
Beth Tauke is associate professor in the Department of Architecture. Her research focuses on beginning design education and inclusive design’s relationship to the senses. 
10/17/18
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. 
10/17/18
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.
1/28/19
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.
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11/2/18
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. 
8/19/19
Maggie Hamilton Winship has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from George Washington University. In her shared role at the Village of Williamsville and Town of Amherst, she works with department heads to coordinate and manage all special projects, economic development initiatives, and numerous grant applications.  Previously, Winship worked for the Village of Williamsville as Director of Community Development and has coordinated Village events, special projects, economic development initiatives and grants, and managed all external communication and public relations.  Additionally, Maggie is a Broker and Co-Founder of Build Up Buffalo, a boutique property brokerage firm that specializes in finding real estate for nonprofit organizations and up-and-coming businesses. As a licensed Real Estate Broker in New York State, she has a decade of experience coordinating projects in both the public and private sector.
3/18/19
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.
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