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50th Anniversary

Celebrating the heart of a school

On March 3, 1967, the trustrees of the State University of New York approved the formation of the "School of Architecture and Environmental Design" at UB, a program that founding dean John Eberhard and the school's pioneering faculty and students would cultivate into a radical experiment in design education. Fifty years later, the School of Architecture and Planning remains rooted in the principals of experimentation, critical practice and public service through research and teaching in architecture and planning. Help us celebrate our legacy as we write the next chapter together.

Writing history

We're writing "the book" on the history of the school, but we need your help. Send us your photos, memories and documents.

Our story

The School of Architecture and Environmental Design was created half a century ago as a direct challenge to orthodox design education.

Three-year celebration

A multi-year celebration of our 50th anniversary kicks off with the Hayes Hall reopening and continues through 2019.