Events

students and community members at a lecture in Hayes Hall at the University at Buffalo as part of the school's public programs series

Every semester the School of Architecture and Planning invites distinguished architects and planners to campus for a series of public symposia, seminars and exhibitions. Convening practitioners, scholars, students and members of the community around the top issues facing our profession today, the program is a vibrant part of the intellectual life of the school.

Our spring 2019 program, Discursive Practices, presents the work of architects, urban planners, preservationists and historians whose approach to design bridges multiple territories of knowledge to create new work.

Spring 2019 Public Programs

2/6/19

February 6, 2019

The event brings together alumni from architecture, urban planning and real estate development, to discuss different forms of practice that they are engaging in after graduating from UB.

2/9/19

Feb 9 - Mar 31, 2019

Presenting the work of a graduate studio and seminar in architecture, Cages / Logging composes two parallel narratives that explore the processes by which nature becomes a material space charged with intellectual emotion and tactility.

2/13/19

February 13, 2019

As the UB Confucius Institute Distinguished Architecture Lecture, Zhu Pei will trace the roots of his work and that inspiration through examinations of current design proposals.

2/20/19

February 20, 2019

This event will discuss how the Northland Beltline Redevelopment Project aims to transform a community affected by the decline of a once thriving manufacturing facility on the east side of Buffalo. 

2/22/19

February 22, 2019 
Explore the intersection of architecture and deafness including the architecture of schools for the deaf, “Deaf Space”, and the impact of evolving technology and cultural attitudes toward deafness.

2/27/19

February 27, 2019

Mustafa Faruki will discuss student work developed under his direction as the 2018-19 Reyner Banham Fellow. Examples of this work are also installed as part of an exhibition organized by Faruki in the Hayes Hall Atrium Gallery.

3/9/19

March 6-7, 2019

Join us for a public lecture with architectural historian Lauren Weiss Bricker, who comes to UB as our 2019 Clarkson Chair in Planning. 

3/11/19

March 8 - 29, 2019

Showcasing the work of three successive undergraduate architectural design studios, Good Neighbors proposes the exploration of space at the domestic scale in the city of Buffalo, which is known as the City of Good Neighbors.

3/13/19

March 13, 2019

Andrew Berman will present a range of built work and discuss the unique project parameters as well as ongoing concerns and objectives that inform the design process of each building. 

3/21/19

March 21, 2019
Join us for a critical conversation that draws lessons from Buffalo on the role of architecture and planning schools in place-based urban regeneration

3/26/19

NOW RESCHEDULED for TUESDAY, March 26 at 6 pm.
This lecture will focus on the current work of Studio Daniel Libeskind and the detailed examination of specific projects. 

4/2/19

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Oren Safdie, a nationally celebrated playwright of contemporary architecture culture, will present a read through of his new play entitled “Color Blind.” This play satirize the racial politics of a fictional jury assembled to select a winning design for the Smithsonian’s recently built National Museum of African American Museum of History and Culture in Washington DC.

4/3/19

April 3, 2019
This symposium examines the racial discourses that subtended "American Architecture" movements during the long nineteenth century. 

4/10/19

April 10, 2019

Sarah Lopez focuses the construction and design of migrant detention facilities in Texas since the 1960s in relation to immigration policy and private prison practices. 

4/11/19

April 11, 2019

This panel tackles the complex interrelation between artistic practices and their historically charged subjects in urban environments. How can artists, historians, and architects address these issues as critical observers rather than accomplices?

4/17/19

April 17, 2019

Now What?! present a lecture and exhibition which examine the little-known history of architects and designers working to further the causes of the civil rights, women’s, and LGBTQ movements of the past fifty years. 

4/24/19

April 24, 2019

Jane Battersby presents findings from research conducted in South Africa, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe to frame the impacts of existing planning on food security, but also the potential for more food sensitive planning to emerge.

Past Events

12/14/18

Friday, December 14, 2018
A pop-up exhibition of drawings documenting Buffalo’s most curious vernacular: the telescope houses of the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood

11/16/18

Nov. 16-18, 2018

Torn Space Theater and the School of Architecture and Planning present dual performances that bring audience together with light, sound and performance art in the context of Buffalo's cityscape

11/14/18

Nov 14, 2018 

Theodore S. Jojola of the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning presents "Indigenous Planning" and the use of cultural identity to inform community development.  

11/7/18

Nov 7, 2018

Architect, designer, and educator Meejin Yoon presents "Signal To Noise," which questions how architecture can communicate, create space, and focus attention in the age of accelerated signals.

10/26/18

Oct 26, 2018
Activists, officials, citizens of the Buffalo Niagara community and planning scholars are invited to a special public session of the national Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning conference to consider the future of Buffalo Niagara 50 years from now.