The School of Architecture and Planning is housed in historic
Hayes and Crosby Halls on UB's South Campus. Our state-of-the-art
facilities and academic resources include the latest technology in
digital fabrication and computing to a specialized library for
architecture and planning.
The School of Architecture and Planning was created half a
century ago as a direct challenge to orthodox design education. We
live those original principles today, committed to architecture and
planning as interdisciplinary problem-solving enterprises, rooted
in social engagement, nourished by research-in-practice, animated
by making and doing, and committed to meeting the needs of clients,
communities, and society in an increasingly complex urban
While medicine, law, and other professions have made
considerable progress, race and gender equity remains a major
concern in architecture and planning, and among the organizations
that oversee education and practice.
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
The School of Architecture and Planning, in partnership with the
university, our alumni, our faculty and staff, and our
philanthropic supporters, provides support to our undergraduate and
graduate students. In addition to tuition scholarships, stipends
for travel and supplies, and support for study abroad, our
students, like our faculty, are actively engaged in teaching,
research, and service—and are rewarded for their hard
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 School of Architecture and Planning, members leverage their
diverse expertise and leadership positions to forge new connections
and build the school's network of support.
The School of Architecture and Planning, in partnership with
local chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the
American Planning Association, has developed a Professional Mentor
Program for alumni and friends to share their experiences and
advice with current students.
Search job and internship opportunities in architecture and
planning. The following openings require varying levels of
education and experience and have been posted by employers on UB
Career Services' BullsEye system.
Please upload the following documents (do not send hardcopies!) into your online application:
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, sharing why you
want to study in your chosen discipline, and why you wish to do so
at the University at Buffalo. Please be specific about influential
courses, instructors, books, personal or professional experiences,
GRE scores are not required for Master of Science in
Work samples, or portfolio of creative work (50 MB upload
limit) – Applicants for Real Estate Development and
for Historic Preservation need not submit a portfolio or
work sample, though at its discretion the Admissions Committee may
request an example of academic or professional writing. For
all others, the portfolio is meant to demonstrate one’s
creative ability. Given the diversity of our applicants, portfolios
reflect a wide array of creative expression. Portfolios
may include drawings, models, creative writing, sculpture,
journalism, painting, photography, documentation, or other
professional works. Review the Department of
Architecture’s Portfolio Requirements.
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.