ARC 585 LAB: Reyner Banham: A Set of Actual Tracks

Reyner Banham Studio at UB - 1977 Courtesy: UB archives .

Reyner Banham Studio at UB - 1977
Courtesy: UB archives

This intensive seminar will contribute directly to a wider exhibition project titled Reyner Banham: A Set of Actual Tracks. The concept that lies at the core at the exhibition project is to investigate and question through fresh critical lenses the attitude and research method of one of the most relevant architectural and design critics of the 20th century, Reyner Banham. 

Developed as part of an expanded series of exhibitions in Rome, Italy; London, England; and Los Angeles, CA, the exhibition will be hosted at the UB School of Architecture and Planning in Fall 2019, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the school of which Banham was one of the most eminent professors.


There are three ways to register:

  1. As Spring 2019 course for credit
  2. As Winter 2019 course for credit
  3. As non-credit bearing workshop (requiring fee)

Follow the registration links above for additional information.

Course Details

Course No.: ARC 585 LAB
Credits: 3
Department: Department of Architecture
Semester: Winter 2018 / Spring 2019
Location: Hayes Hall
Meeting Day(s): December 12 - 19, 2018
Additional Skype Sessions in Jan 2019 TBD
Faculty: Centis

Undergrad Registration (for credit)

Graduate Registration (for credit)

Workshop Registration (non-credit, fee)

Students enrolled in this seminar will be working with Ludovico Centis, architect, founder of the architecture and planning office The Empire and co-founder and editor of the architecture magazine San Rocco. Centis has lectured and taught in Italian and international universities, such as Università IUAV di Venezia (Venice), the Politecnico in Milan, the Architectural Association School of Architecture (London), Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), Princeton University (Princeton, NJ). Centis has been the 2013–14 Peter Reyner Banham Fellow at the University at Buffalo–SUNY. During the spring of 2015 he has been at the Center for Land Use Interpretation as a participant in the Wendover Residence Program. Centis has been awarded a 2018 Getty Library Research Grant at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. He is currently a Research Fellow in Urbanism at Università IUAV di Venezia.