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.
Share news of your personal and professional accomplishments as we celebrate our impact around the globe. We also encourage you to stay connected with the Buffalo School community by engaging in our alumni programs. We are extremely excited about where we are headed together and welcome your continued energy in the adventure.
The Department of Urban and Regional Planning offers several
degree programs at the graduate and undergraduate level, with
diverse opportunities for advanced research, practice-based
learning and cross-disciplinary study.
The Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design offers a pre-professional course of study grounded in the multidisciplinary traditions of the liberal arts and active intervention in community and regional environments through classroom activity, fieldwork, workshops, and internships.
The MArch + MUP embraces the notion that architecture and urban planning are fundamentally intertwined as evidenced by the impact of architecture on the urban fabric and the influence of urban planning on architecture.
The MUP + JD dual-degree program, offered jointly with the UB Law School, explores the facets of local, state, federal and international policy and practice. The program prepares students for a variety of professional roles in public service, private law firms, planning consulting firms and public legal practice.
The University at Buffalo invites applications from outstanding candidates interested in pursuing a career in research and teaching through its PhD program in urban and regional planning – the first and only one in the State University of New York system.
Study in Buffalo is distinctive, because we engage you in our city and region. In your studies with us, you become involved with city governments and neighborhood groups, urban and rural environments, citizens and leaders, and the challenges they face.
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.
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. Within this framework, Taylor’s research also focuses on these issues in Cuba, the Caribbean Islands and Latin America. Lastly, Taylor is concerned with the redevelopment of shrinking cities and metropolitan cities, with a focus on social, economic and racial justice.
Dr. Silverman's research focuses on the non-profit sector, the role of community-based organizations in urban neighborhoods, education reform, shrinking cities, and inequality in inner city housing markets.
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.