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Media Mentions

Our faculty are frequently called upon to inform critical issues facing the world today. See the latest faculty and school mentions in the press.

New research by the School of Architecture and Planning has zeroed in on the complex relationships between access to healthy food and neighborhood factors.

Architecture professor Korydon Smith's efforts to build a more inclusive coffee value chain are supporting peace and economic opportunity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

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.

UB architecture chair Korydon Smith's book Interpreting Kigali, Rwanda: Architectural Inquiries and Prospects for a Developing African City has been selected as the 2019 winner of the Great Places Award for books.

Dylan Burns, who will graduate this week with his MArch/MUP degree, recently shared findings from his thesis research on design strategies for optimizing resiliency, affordability and lifespan values in infill housing. 

This year’s class of eight Champions for Change have germinated action plans for initiatives as diverse as a tiny house movement on Buffalo’s East Side, a greenhouse to grow food year-round in Niagara Falls, and a community action group in the village of Springville.


The project partners for the redesign of LaSalle Park say the groundwork laid by UB’s Regional Institute has been critical to the project.

Syria native Ayla Abiad (MArch '12) will share her work serving refugees and immigrants with thousands of architects gathering next month for the 2019 conference of the American Institute of Architects. 

Ilhamdaniah's research advances understanding of suburban neighborhood change and school performance in the context of declining and shrinking metropolitan areas.

Jelani Lowe is in the final semester of the 3.5-year Master of Architecture program at UB, where he earned his bachelor's degree in environmental design. 
Trezz Bailey is a third-year student in the 3.5-year Master of Architecture program. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from SUNY Buffalo State.
Samendy Brice is a first-year student in the Master of Architecture program.