The computing work station is an important component to a successful School of Architecture and Planning experience. Our computer labs offer computers equipped with the necessary hardware to run resource intensive applications such as Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD, ArcGIS and 3D rendering software.
We recommend the optimal configuration if you are interested in running these applications on your personal computer. Use the following recommendations as a guide to evalute your current computer or help assist you on your next computer purchase.
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Please contact our IT Services department if you have any questions.
|Windows Recommendations||Mac Recommendations|
|Optimal Configuration||Minimum |
|Memory||8 GB||16 GB||8GB||16 GB|
|Hard Drive||500 GB||1 TB||500 GB||1 TB|
|Graphics||A high capacity graphics card is recommended for graphically intensive applications and 3D rendering.|
|OS||Windows 7||Windows 7 or 10||OS X Mountain Lion||OS Sierra|
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Complaints, concerns, questions and suggestions about physical accessibility at UB can be directed to UB's Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).
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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)
406 Capen Hall
University at Buffalo, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1607