The School of Architecture and Planning at the University at
Buffalo is committed to becoming a leader in diversity and
inclusion within both the university and architecture and planning
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 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.
Share news of your personal and professional accomplishments as
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.
The Buffalo 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.
The faculty in the School of Architecture and Planning is
composed of a mix of world-renowned scholars, leading architects
and planners, and a diverse range of adjunct faculty selected from
the professional community.
Irene Ayad, who received her Ph.D. from Cornell University, is
an architectural historian and urbanist with particular interest in
20th century western and non-western architecture as well as in
community development and historic preservation.
So-Ra Baek's primary research areas of interest include the
connection between public health and the built environment and the
role of race/ethnicity and acculturation in the relationship
between physical activity and neighborhood design.
Paul L. Battaglia, AIA, has been an Adjunct Associate Professor
at UB since 1985 teaching Lighting and Acoustics: Environmental
Controls 2. He also teaches a seminar on Aural Architecture and has
taught Generic Building Types and various architectural studios in
the Millard Fillmore College.
Before joining the Department of Environmental Planning and
Design at UB in 1983, Professor Sam Cole worked in a wide variety
of national and international positions in national, urban, and
Stephanie Davidson studied Fine Art at Mount Allison University,
Canada (BFA, 2000) and architecture at Dalhousie University, Canada
(BEDS, 2002; MArch 2005) and the Architectural Association, London
Gregory Delaney is a graduate of The Ohio State
University’s Knowlton School, where he earned his degrees
(B.S. in Architecture and M.A.S. in Criticism) and taught courses
in architecture and landscape architecture before moving to Buffalo
Miguel Guitart, PhD. is an architect and academic from Madrid,
Spain. He teaches as Visiting Associate Professor at the Department
of Architecture at the School of Architecture and Planning at the
University at Buffalo, SUNY.
Ashima Krishna is an architect, historic preservation planner
and educator. Her research focuses on three broad areas related to
cultural heritage and its preservation: the management of historic
urban landscapes in developing countries like India, issues in
adaptively reusing religious historic structures and landscapes,
and contemporary problems with world heritage sites in the
The work of Dennis Maher has ranged from a localized form of
civic activism and material experimentation to a synthetic
proposition for re-imagining the post-industrial environment
through a variety of modes and media.
Erkin Özay is a registered architect and an urbanist with a
research focus on urban asset distribution practices and their
spatial impacts on the city, with a specific concentration on the
design of educational environments.
Dr. Page’s research focuses on a variety of issues related
to environmental planning, which involves the study of how to use
the planning process to minimize the negative effects of the
natural environment on humans and of human settlements on the
Nicholas B. Rajkovich, PhD, AIA is an Assistant Professor at the
University at Buffalo. His research investigates the intersection
of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and adaptation to climate
Christopher Romano is a Research Assistant Professor at the
University at Buffalo, State University of New York and a
researcher within the Material Culture Research Group where he
co-directs the Sustainable Futures study abroad program in the
cloud forest of Costa Rica.
For four decades, Lynda H. Schneekloth has connected activism,
design practice, applied research, teaching, scholarship, and
academic service with deep theoretical work on the fundamental
dynamics of professional and citizen engagement in the practice of
Mark Shepard holds a joint appointment in the Departments of
Architecture and Media Study. He received a Master of Science in
Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, a Master of
Fine Arts in Combined Media from Hunter College, City University of
New York, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell
Dr. Silverman's research focuses on the non-profit sector, the
role of community-based organizations in urban neighborhoods,
education reform, shrinking cities, and inequality in inner city
Associate Professor Hadas A. Steiner received a Ph.D. in the
History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture from the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Masters degree in Art
History from University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of
Art in Architecture from Columbia University.
Beth Tauke is Associate Dean in the School of Architecture and
Planning at the University at Buffalo - State University of New
York, Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture, and
Project Director in the Center for Inclusive Design and
Environmental Access (IDEA), the leading research center on
universal design in the built environment in the U.S.
Dr. Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. research focuses on a
historical and contemporary analysis of distressed urban
neighborhoods, social isolation and race and class issues among
people of color, especially African Americans and
Kerry Traynor has been working in the field of historic
preservation for over 20 years. Professor Traynor has a diverse
background including work in the private and public sectors, as
well as in academia.
Brad Waleshas 28 years experience working years as
a sole practitioner registered in NY and NJ. His work focuses on
community-based green projects, focusing on mixed-use design,
streetscape and pocket park design, and passive solar design, with
an overall emphasis on issues of durability.
Sue Weidemann, PhD, is an environmental psychologist who, for
over 35 years, has studied the relationships between people and the
places and spaces they use, through her research, teaching, and
My research focuses on practical applications of spatial models,
joining amenity and location theory with applied GIS and simulation
methods to explore the complexity and dynamic processes of urban
systems for environmental planning, urban design, and sustainable
Research at the Buffalo School
Our scholarship and creative activities push the boundaries
of knowledge in architecture and planning and promote
innovation in the professions.
Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, an important piece of
Buffalo's architectural and cultural history, is now officially on
the National Register of Historic Places, thanks, in part, to the
efforts of students in the Buffalo School’s historic
Developed by the Buffalo School's preservation planning studio,
the master plan provides historical context and design guidelines
for waterfront site after demolition of Paul Rudolph-designed
This year's Banham Fellow, architect and writer Ang Li, will
lead a yearlong seminar and site-specific installations that
explore the role of the industrial monument as a trope in
architectural history and practice.
“Line Garden,” a playful landscape of commercial
barrier tape designed by architecture professors Julia Jamrozik
Coryn Kempster is again featured in the International Garden
Festival of Les Jardin de Métis.