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Department of Architecture Faculty

Annette LeCuyer

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

Barbara Campagna

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

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).

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Despina Stratigakos

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

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.

Georg Rafailidis

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

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).

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.

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.

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. 

Jean LaMarche

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

Jennifer Wisinski-Oakley

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

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. 

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.

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.

Kenneth MacKay

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


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.

Laura Garofalo

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

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.

Martha Bohm

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

Matthew Dates

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

Matthew Hume

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

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. 

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.

Nerea Feliz

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

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). 

Omar Khan

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

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.

Peter Grace

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

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. 

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.  


Adjunct Instructor

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.