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UB architecture student Jenna Herbert shares her exploration of digital fabrication and materiality as an exchange student at the Aarhus School of Architecture (Arkitektskolen Aarhus).

New research by urban planning professor Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah explores a dual land tenure system in Ghana that dates back to British Colonial rule and has led to the exploitation of poor and vulnerable populations.

An exhibition that will travel across the country over the next two years to reveal the little-known history of architects as activists for social justice has landed in Buffalo.
On May 17, 2019, more than 200 future architects, urban planners and real estate developers crossed the stage at UB's Center for the Arts to accept their hard-earned degrees. 

Media Mentions

WKBW quoted UB School of Architecture and Planning Dean Robert Shibley in an article on the first unveiling of a 3-D model of the $50 million renovation of LaSalle Park. “The exciting thing about a project like this, is that all those voices find their way into this work and they can see it and they can account for it,” he said.
UB School of Architecture and Planning students unveiled models of their proposed plans to redevelop Eastern Hills Mall as part of a capstone project. Stories appeared in The Buffalo News and WKBW.
An article in the Daily Orange, an independent Syracuse newspaper, about a $100 million redevelopment plan aimed at reinventing the East Adams neighborhood and combatting the intergenerational poverty that has existed there for decades interviews Robert Shibley, dean of the UB School of Architecture and Planning. “The project is exciting because it allows Syracuse to test a development model that could work in East Adams, as well as anywhere else. After all, if the project becomes successful, you could probably apply it to other places in Syracuse,” he said.
An article on Canada’s Farmtario about a farm located on the roof of a mall in Singapore that uses vertical racks and hydroponics to grow leafy greens and herbs such as basil and mint that it sells to nearby bars, restaurants and stores interviews Samina Raja, professor of urban and regional planning in the UB School of Architecture and Planning. Agriculture makes up only about 1 percent of Singapore’s land area, so better use of space is key, she said. "Urban agriculture is increasingly being recognized as a legitimate land use in cities," she added. "It offers a multitude of benefits, from increased food security and improved nutrition to greening of spaces. But food is seldom a part of urban planning."



Tuesday, May 14, 2019

See student concepts in affordable housing developed under the direction of Brad Wales and the architecture program's Small Built Works program. Presented in partnership with PUSH Buffalo.


May 10, 2019

Join us as we celebrate Prof. Alfred Price's 42 years of dedicated service to teaching and research at the School of Architecture and Planning


May 6 - May 14, 2019

Join us for our Spring 2019 final reviews. The series of reviews starts with Freshman reviews starting May 6 and runs through May 14. Explore student work from freshman to senior studio, our graduate research groups and thesis and directed research from our master's programs. 


May 1, 2019
Come celebrate the 2018 - 2019 academic year with Awards Day! Come and have fun with awards, pizza, prizes and fun!


April 25, 2019
Five researchers from across UB share their scholarly passions in snappy seven minute presentations and lively Q&A.  Reception to follow.