By providing this latest digital technology, as well as a new visualization laboratory in Hayes Hall and a fully equipped Materials and Methods Shop, the school provides the full range of choices for students to visualize, fabricate and test their ideas that substantially expand their design skills and potential.
The School of Architecture and Planning and the University at Buffalo offer a range of financial support opportunities for students. Resources range from financial aid to scholarships to student employment.
Both programs in architecture and planning offer competitive and nominative scholarships and fellowships to support your academic pursuits. Scholarships and fellowships are awarded on a highly competitive basis.
The Dean’s Council is a leadership group of friends of the School of Architecture and Planning dedicated to raising the global profile of the school and advancing its academic programs and research enterprise. Members of the Dean’s Council include distinguished alumni and leading professionals, from firm executives to educators. As champions of the Buffalo School, members leverage their diverse expertise and leadership positions to forge new connections and build the school's network of support.
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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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Research at the Buffalo School
Our scholarship and creative activities push the boundaries
of knowledge in architecture and planning and promote
innovation in the professions.
Architecture faculty members Chris Romano and Nick Bruscia have
just created a self-supporting wall made of 152 panels of
super-thin, textured steel. Sited at the entrance to Silo City and
its hulking grain elevators, the experiment in facade design for
metals is the result of the Department of Architecture's ongoing
research partnership with Rigidized Metals Corporation.
The School of Architecture and Planning was among a group of top
U.S. architecture schools singled out for their state-of-the-art
fabrication facilities by the University College Dublin as it
develops a new shop for its College of Engineering &
Associate Professor Joyce Hwang and Clinical Assistant Professor
Dennis Maher have both received highly competitive grants through
the Artist Fellowship Program of the New York Foundation for
the Arts. They are among only 91 artists or collaborative
teams selected from nearly 3,000 applicants state-wide.
The University at Buffalo's William R. Greiner Hall has won a
national award for its innovations in design and construction. The
Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access played a
central role on the project's design team, working closely with
Cannon Design to integrate accessibility features.
Jin Young Song, assistant professor of architecture, has won the
Grand Prize in the 2013 Hyundai Engineering & Construction
Technology Forum for his proposal for a prefabricated unit for
Over the past two decades, hundreds of students participating in
the School of Architecture and Planning’s Habitat for
Humanity program have raised 56 homes across Buffalo, gaining
hands-on experience in building and construction and rebuilding
entire neighborhoods along the way.