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Peter Reyner Banham Fellowship

Peter Reyner Banham

Peter Reyner Banham taught at UB from 1976-1980 and left an important legacy in experimental architectural criticism.

The Banham Fellowship in the Department of Architecture is intended to support design work that situates architecture within the general field of socio-cultural and material critique.

The fellowship honors the legacy of Peter Reyner Banham, who taught at UB from 1976-80 and produced a foundational body of scholarship on material/visual culture as a reflection of contemporary social life. Banham spent his time in Buffalo engaged in a scholarly project on the imaginary of American industrial architecture at work in early modernism that took the form of historical research, hands-on engagement and seminar instruction, resulting in his landmark work, A Concrete Atlantis.

In celebration of Banham's legacy of experimental criticism, this fellowship supports the research and creative activity of emerging practitioners. Over the course of a year, fellows teach, deliver a public lecture and prepare an exhibition culminating from their research and creative work at the school.

Ludovico Centis: 2013-14 Banham Fellow

Ludovico Centis

Ludovico Centis is an architect, a founder and editor of the architecture magazine San Rocco, and a contributor to the website of Domus magazine. He was a partner at the architectural office Salottobuono from 2007 to 2013. He is currently a doctoral candidate in urbanism at IUAV University in Venice (Italy) and has taught undergraduate design courses at various Italian universities and lectured internationally, including at the Hong Kong & Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism and the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. As a Banham Fellowship holder, his research addresses the contemporary understanding and perception of monuments. He is teaching a year-long seminar and an undergraduate studio and will also produce a book and exhibition as a result of his research.

Previous Banham Fellows

  • 2012-13 Thomas Kelley
  • 2011-12 Curt Gambetta
  • 2010-11 Kenny Cupers
  • 2009-10 Brian Tabolt
  • 2008-09 Michael Kubo
  • 2007-08 Eva Franch-Gilabert
  • 2006-07 Sergio López-Piñeiro
  • 2005-06 Jonathan Solomon
  • 2004-05 Hilary Sample
  • 2003-04 Grace Ong
  • 2002-03 Donald Kunze
  • 2001-02 Tsz Yan Ng
  • 2000-01 Hugo Dworza