The School of Architecture and Planning at the University at
Buffalo is committed to becoming a leader in diversity and
inclusion within both the university and architecture and planning
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.
The School of Architecture and Planning was created half a
century ago as a direct challenge to orthodox design education. We
live those original principles today, committed to architecture and
planning as interdisciplinary problem-solving enterprises, rooted
in social engagement, nourished by research-in-practice, animated
by making and doing, and committed to meeting the needs of clients,
communities, and society in an increasingly complex urban
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
The School of Architecture and Planning, in partnership with the
university, our alumni, our faculty and staff, and our
philanthropic supporters, provides support to our undergraduate and
graduate students. In addition to tuition scholarships, stipends
for travel and supplies, and support for study abroad, our
students, like our faculty, are actively engaged in teaching,
research, and service—and are rewarded for their hard
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 School of Architecture and Planning, members leverage their
diverse expertise and leadership positions to forge new connections
and build the school's network of support.
Stay connected! Update your profile below and let us know where
you are and what you're up to. As graduates of our programs,
your stories of success inspire our students and enhance the
reputation of the school on an international platform.
The School of Architecture and Planning, in partnership with
local chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the
American Planning Association, has developed a Professional Mentor
Program for alumni and friends to share their experiences and
advice with current students.
Search job and internship opportunities in architecture and
planning. The following openings require varying levels of
education and experience and have been posted by employers on UB
Career Services' BullsEye system.
The undergraduate pre-professional Bachelor of Science in
Architecture (BS Arch) introduces concepts and skills upon which
graduate accredited professional Master of Architecture (MArch)
studies are based.
The minor in architecture provides students with a liberal
exposure to the humanities, technology, the social sciences, and
aesthetic expression through the lenses of the built and the
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 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.
The two-year Master of Architecture degree is intended for
individuals who hold a pre-professional baccalaureate degree in
architecture from an NAAB-accredited school of architecture or a
professional architecture degree from an international
The Master of Science in Architecture program is designed for
individuals who are interested in developing new vocabularies and
methods of research in architecture and its allied professions.
Applicants need not have a background in architecture to apply. The
MS in Architecture is a non-accredited academic degree and does not
lead to professional licensure.
Dual-degree programs are available for students entering our
graduate degree programs. Students can pursue research and advanced
studies by combining degrees like the MS in Architecture with an
MUP, MArch or other graduate degree programs across UB.