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6/26/18
This course will offer students instruction in assembling a clear, legible, graphically compelling portfolio of their work.
6/26/18
Your portfolio is the main document showcasing your work you accomplished during your time studying architecture to a larger audience. The portfolios significance can be compared to architectural photography in the work of an architect. You will spent one semester to critically assess your work and create the strongest documentation possible of your work. 
6/26/18
The intent of the course is to provide the students with a perspective of current roles and best practices of Urban Design including learning from great precedents; principles of good urban design; and making the public realm robust, legible, sustainable, healthy, equitable, and rich in human experience.
6/26/18
The studio will foster material research in architecture as an integrated endeavor between scientific, tectonic and cultural readings. Students will exercise to express theoretical and spatial concepts through physical artifacts. Insights will be triggered by working within the material specificity and fabrication techniques of paper casting / fibers / pulp.
6/26/18
What is design research? How can an investigator articulate a research question and determine a productive field of investigation in architecture? How can we define the research scope? How can we select proper precedents and study them? What makes a good design thesis?
6/26/18
This course introduces students to management issues in the nonprofit sector. Topics will include nonprofit: governance, board structure, planning, financial management, fundraising, grant writing, leadership, personnel management, and ethics. 
6/26/18
This course introduces students to the basic guidelines, standards, research methods and documentation techniques used in historic preservation to identify and record historic structures and sites. 
6/26/18
This course explores central city revitalization with a specific focus on the challenge of urban revitalization in shrinking cities in regions where growth is constrained. The goal is to provide students with insight into the building of just cities, which are vibrant, healthy, and exciting places to live, work, play, and raise a family.
6/26/18
This seminar explores issues, trends, and debates in planning and development especially in the context of the Global South. The seminar focuses especially on the ways in which planning and development policies and strategies influence health equity in the Global South. 
6/26/18
Cities contain a remarkably diverse set of physical features, ranging from apartment buildings to factories, water treatment facilities to wildlife preserves, and alleyways to highways. Physical planners (including land-use planners, neighborhood planners, environmental planners, economic development planners, etc.) seek to guide the development of these features for the improvement of city life and livelihood. Often they do so through control or facilitation of private real estate investment. The purposes they strive for include residential well-being, environmental enhancement, enjoyment of public space, good transportation, economic prosperity, reduction of neighborhood distress, recreational opportunity, heritage preservation, public health and safety, and equity or cost-effectiveness in their achievement.
6/26/18
Multi-use trails along former rail rights-of-way (‘rails to trails’) provide obvious transportation and recreational benefits. But trails also have public health, livability, environmental and economic benefits, and can be an important source of community pride and identity. The focus of this studio is to investigate the background, opportunities and constraints associated with a potential ‘rails to trails’ project in an urban setting.
6/26/18
This fall, three graduate studios are collaborating on a plan for the future of Erie County Medical Center’s (ECMC’s) properties, in relation to the Kensington Heights community. This will be the fourth year in a row that Architecture, RED, and URP have collaborated on a complex project. The arrangement creates a dynamic, interdisciplinary learning environment.
6/26/18
Practitioners in Historic Preservation (HP) and Real Estate Development (RED) often work closely together to rehabilitate and adaptively re-use historic properties. The RED professional engages market research; site analysis; pro forma, financing and investment analysis; branding and marketing to analyze a development proposal from an investment prospective. 

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