Grand Reopening

Sept. 23-24, 2016 | South Campus

Don’t miss our grand reopening celebration featuring a ribbon-cutting ceremony, exhibitions and tours of the building, and a symposium and lecture to kick off the School of Architecture and Planning’s 50th anniversary.

The restoration of Hayes Hall brings back to life a nationally significant landmark and a beloved campus and community icon. Five years in the making, the work combines deep commitment to historic preservation and sustainability with inspiring design in service to the future architects and planners educated within and to the surrounding community and region. The renovated Hayes Hall will reopen to students this fall and once again serve as the heart of UB’s South Campus.

Together, we will celebrate Hayes Hall, the School of Architecture and Planning, and the long-term impact that both have made on our university and the broader communities UB serves regionally, nationally and globally.

Friday, September 23

Join us for a community celebration Sept. 23-24 2016, as we reopen Hayes Hall to the university and surrounding community.
Join us for a symposium reflecting on five decades of experimental, community-engaged learning in architecture and planning.
Experience the beautiful interior transformation of Hayes Hall, stroll through the history of the school and stay for a talk by Michael Garz, project architect for the NYC World Trade Center's transportation hub.

Saturday, September 24

Engagement in the community has been a cornerstone of the school's pedagogy since its inception 50 years ago. Come experience the history through nine stories in the distinctive Pecha Kucha format.