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Department of Architecture Faculty

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.
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.
6/19/14
Received Master of Architecture Degree from the University at buffalo School of Architecture.
6/19/14
Jean La Marche holds a Doctorate in Architecture from the University of Michigan and was Acting Chair (2002-03).
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.
3/9/15
Nicholas Bruscia’s current teaching and research experiment with form and structure via computational simulation and material prototyping.  
2/19/15
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. 
12/17/14
Brian Carter, a graduate of the Nottingham School of Architecture and the University of Toronto, is a registered architect in the United Kingdom. 
12/17/14
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).
12/17/14
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. 
12/17/14
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. 
12/17/14
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.
9/10/15
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.
11/13/15

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.

12/10/15
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.
2/9/16
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.
2/9/16
Michael Silver pursues pioneering research in the fields of sustainable design, digital mapping, green composites manufacturing, high-throughput computing and proprietary software development. 
2/9/16
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.
2/9/16
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.”
2/9/16
Ang Li is an architect and writer whose work is centered around the re-appropriation of lost and found architectural artifacts.
2/9/16
Annette LeCuyer received professional and graduate diplomas from the Architectural Association in London and is a licensed architect in the United Kingdom.
2/9/16
Omar Khan’s research and practice address responsiveness and performativity in architecture.
2/9/16
Coryn Kempster studied art and architecture at the University of Toronto and earned his M.Arch from MIT. Before relocating to Buffalo he practiced in Basel, Switzerland for seven years, first as an Architect at Herzog & de Meuron and later as a Project Director at Harry Gugger Studio. Between these two offices he designed numerous museum projects, each of which shares a particular focus on a sequence of novel public spaces as the organizing principle for the design of the building. Notable museums include the Kolkata Museum of Modern Art (HdeM) and the Museo Maya de America in Guatemala (HGS), both currently under construction.
2/9/16
Matthew has 16 years of experience as a Structural Engineer, Architect, and Project Manager.
2/9/16
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.
2/9/16
Miguel Guitart, PhD. is an architect and academic from Madrid, Spain. He teaches as Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo, SUNY.
2/9/16
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.
2/9/16
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.
2/9/16
Assistant Professor Georg Rafailidis is a registered architect with the architect chamber Berlin, Germany.
2/10/16
Professor and Dean
School of Architecture and Planning
UB Campus Architect / Senior Fellow, UB Regional Institute
 
2/10/16
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.  
2/10/16
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. 
2/10/16
Laura Garófalo’s research, pedagogy, and practice focuses on the conjunction of natural and architectural systems.
2/10/16

Martha Bohm is a professor of architecture and the faculty lead for the GRoW Home, UB's award-winning entry in the 2015 Solar Decathlon. Her research and teaching intersect design, ecological practices, sustainability and environmental systems.

2/10/16
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.
2/10/16

Joyce Hwang's research and creative practice confronts our contemporary ecologies, with current works incorporating wildlife habitats into constructed environments. She is a recipient of the 2014 Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League of New York.

2/10/16
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.
2/10/16
Kenneth S. MacKay, AIA has more than twenty years of experience in teaching architectural design studios, professional practice and building systems integration.
2/10/16

Edward H. Steinfeld is a pioneer and leading scholar in the field of universal design, or "design for all." His Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access has generated widely adopted research tools, products and design standards.

2/10/16
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.
2/10/16
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. 
2/10/16

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.