Come to the Buffalo School and work hard on the pressing planning problems and design opportunities of our time. A professional school within a research university, UB's School of Architecture and Planning advances the study and practice of our disciplines through experiential learning and research.
Our binational Buffalo Niagara region is an ideal site of investigation for research and practice in architecture and planning, even as our reach extends around the globe. Focused on the built, social and cultural landscape at all scales, we work to establish the conditions for architects and planners to create more just, equitable, sustainable and well-designed environments. Earn a quality, affordable education at SUNY's only accredited school of architecture and planning.
Work with our internationally distinguished faculty in fields as diverse as inclusive design, food systems planning and situated technologies. Accomplished scholars and experienced practitioners, our faculty are constantly shaping the global frontiers of knowledge in architecture and planning.
Together we seek to push the boundaries of research and knowledge in architecture and planning to create a more beautiful, sustainable and equitable world. Engage in built works, creative activities, applied research and scholarship in our state-of-the-art facilities and our community laboratories.
We are a shared enterprise concerned with the design of the built environment at all scales - from objects and buildings to neighborhoods and regions. Our programs in architecture and planning engage in robust intellectual dialogue through joint studios, research partnerships, dual degrees and school-wide activities such as our public lecture series.
Build and test your ideas here in Buffalo, our primary site of investigation. The city's world-class architecture and urban design includes Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece, the Martin House Complex, Louis Sullivan's Guaranty Building and Frederick Law Olmsted's park and parkway system. In the midst of economic transition and rebirth, the Buffalo region offers a built and social landscape ripe for experimentation and intervention.
Take your scholarship global and travel the world, from Latin America to Asia, through our study abroad program, the largest at UB. Join an increasingly international student body that brings the world into our programs and supports a culture of inclusiveness. Engage in global-scale research on the planning and design opportunities of our time.
Whichever academic path you pursue, you'll join a lively, diverse community defined by its culture of inclusiveness, camaraderie and collaboration.