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.
2 Collect your official credentials needed during application process
Transcript(s) from every institution you have
previously attended. Current University at Buffalo undergraduate
students need not send UB transcripts.
Three letters of recommendation: Please identify in
your application the names of persons who will be writing
recommendations. You are strongly encouraged to arrange for at
least one from a person who knows your academic work. The
individuals will receive an automated email message requesting a
letter of recommendation on your behalf.
Resume that outlines your work and educational
background and experiences.
Personal statement, 500 words or less, of your current
position on the discipline of architecture. Please be specific
about influential courses, instructors, books, personal or
professional experiences, and goals)
Official GRE score report
Portfolio of creative work (50 MB upload limit): A
portfolio of creative work should demonstrate a student’s
interest, aptitude and talent for design. For students applying to
the MArch-2 Year program (with a background in architecture) it
should include drawings, models and renderings of projects
completed academically and/or professionally. For students applying
to the MArch-3.5 Year program (without a background in
architecture) the portfolio can consist of examples of creative
writing, freehand drawing, sculpture, painting, photography,
furniture, ceramics, graphics, set design and architectural
design. These can be professional, academic or self-initiated
projects. Submission should be in the form of a single pdf file no
larger than 50 MB.
3 Apply Now!
Go to the University at Buffalo Graduate Admissions web site
link below for the program that you are interested in applying
- if you have undergraduate or graduate degrees
in disciplines other than architecture, or an architecture-related
degree from programs that are not NAAB-accredited (e.g.,
architectural engineering, architecture studies). Admitted students
who have completed required coursework during previous studies may
apply for advanced standing in the program.
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