The School hosts one of the most impressive Fabrication
Facilities for a School of Architecture and Planning in the United
States. It provides students the resources to build and test their
designs at full scale and learn digital fabrication on the latest
CNC and rapid prototyping technologies.
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
Both programs in architecture and planning offer competitive and
nominative scholarships and fellowships to support your academic
pursuits. Scholarships and fellowships are awarded on a highly
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 Buffalo School, members leverage their diverse expertise and
leadership positions to forge new connections and build the
school's network of support.
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we celebrate our impact around the globe. We also encourage
you to stay connected with the Buffalo School community by engaging
in our alumni programs. We are extremely excited about where we are
headed together and welcome your continued energy in the adventure.
For four decades, Lynda H. Schneekloth has connected activism,
design practice, applied research, teaching, scholarship, and
academic service with deep theoretical work on the fundamental
dynamics of professional and citizen engagement in the practice of
“placemaking.” Schneekloth has thought deeply and
strategically about working in the world even as she embraced the
long-haul labor of healing that world. In the process she has
helped expand the knowledge in our field, made a tangible impact on
the “beloved places” she has cared about, and nurtured
a generation of skillful and critical practitioners.
Christopher Romano is a Research Assistant Professor at the
University at Buffalo, State University of New York and a
researcher within the Material Culture Research Group where he
co-directs the Sustainable Futures study abroad program in the
cloud forest of Costa Rica.
Erkin Özay is a registered architect and an urbanist with a
research focus on urban asset distribution practices and their
spatial impacts on the city, with a specific concentration on the
design of educational environments.
Inclusive Design is design for all. A global movement that
seeks to improve the usability of environments, products and
systems for the widest range of people, it is based on the
principles of social justice.
The Material Culture Graduate Research Group builds on Buffalo
and the Niagara Region’s legacy of material innovation, from
infrastructural experiments in moving goods to slip-forming
construction of concrete silos.