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Hayes Hall under the moonlight

The School of Architecture and Planning is housed in historic Hayes and Crosby Halls on UB's South Campus. Our state-of-the-art facilities and academic resources include the latest technology in digital fabrication and computing to a specialized library for architecture and planning. 

Diefendorf Hall

While Hayes Hall undergoes a $50.5 million dollar restoration, the School of Architecture and Planning is temporarily located in our home away from home, Diefendorf Hall and the Hayes Annexes, on UB's South Campus.

night view of Hayes Hall

The School of Architecture and Planning has called Hayes and Crosby Hall on UB's South Campus home for the past forty years. Today, these structures are undergoing a $50.5 million restoration, a vast and crucial undertaking to preserve two of the University at Buffalo’s most historic and iconic buildings.


The School of Architecture and Planning provides a robust computing infrastructure to support and advance our academic, research and service mission.


The Digital Workshop in the School of Architecture and Planning is now located in Parker Hall, Room 2. It provides a range of the latest equipment dedicated to material research, model making and fabrication.


The Materials and Methods Shop, a complete machine and assembly shop and one of the finest in any U.S. architecture school, contains 7,000 square feet of high-bay space and equipment ranging from planers to plasma cutters.

Architecture and Planning Library desk

The Architecture and Planning Library (APL) is one of nine units of the UB Libraries and is located in historic Abbott Hall on UB's South Campus. The APL contains more than 32,000 books and more than 100 journal titles covering architecture, design, urban planning, zoning, landscape architecture, urban and environmental studies, and more.

Visual Resources Center interior view

The Visual Resources Center directly supports the curriculum with its ever-growing collection of slides, audiovisual equipment and an extensive image database. It is linked to the university's other collections through the University Libraries' online computerized index service.The center also produces videorecordings of the school's lecture series and other events.