A new online interface for the school's journal of student work documents the creative evolution of projects over the course of the year. The blog was developed by Randy Fernando, the 2017-18 Brunkow Fellow and editor of Intersight 20.
The roots of medical disparities is a theme of a new course at UB's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. “Health in the Neighborhood” was developed in collaboration with urban plannning professor Henry Louis Taylor of the Center for Urban Studies.
An experiment composed of an empty room and factory seconds of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers conducted by UB architecture students may result in new national standards for acoustic design within restaurants.
University at Buffalo architecture faculty members Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis are in the running for a 2018 AZ Award from AZURE magazine for a micro dwelling they designed in Buffalo, and the public can help them win.
Students are playing a central role in development of the School of Architecture and Planning's exhibit for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Read more about the students and their work, which will be on display to the world for six months as part of the Biennale.
An article on Railway Technology looks at whether free public transit makes sense economically and interviews Daniel Hess, associate professor of urban and regional planning in the UB School of Architecture and Planning. “Although it would be valuable for transport managers in other cities to learn about this experience,” he said, “the Tallinn fare-free public transport program provides scant transferable evidence about how such a program can operate outside of a politicized context, which was crucial to its implementation in Estonia.”
An article on Canada’s National Post reports on Sky House on Stoney Lake, a holiday house in Ontario designed by Julia Jamrozik, assistant professor of architecture, and Coryn Kempster, adjunct assistant professor of architecture, both in the UB School of Architecture and Planning. “The quality of the daylight in the upper volume is beautiful; it’s an indoor space that really feels like the outdoors,” Jamrozik said. “And the fact that we were able to embed these playful moments into the design also makes it a success; these things make the experience of the house memorable and fun for this family.” Articles also appeared in the news outlets that include the Windsor Star, Regina Leader-Post and Ottawa Citizen.
An article on Thrillist, an online travel and entertainment news outlet, about why the best time to visit an Olympic city is after the Games are over interviews Robert Shibley, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning and an expert in urban revitalization. “If you use the Games to do what your already existing regional and architectural plans call for, then you’re using the games as a catalyst to really make your city better,” he said.
An article on Energy News Network features the research of Nicholas Rajkovich, assistant professor of architecture in the UB School of Architecture and Planning, who used a bicycle-based mobile weather station to identify multiple urban heat islands in Cleveland – literal hot spots within the city where temperatures can be several degrees warmer than surrounding areas – to help inform officials about how the city and county can make sure its people and infrastructure are prepared for climate change. The article includes a video produced by UB about his research.
May 2, 2018 Sarah Gunawan, Peter Reyner Banham Fellow 2017-18, presents an exhibition of the pedagogy, research and speculation that emerged through the Multiplying Perspectives and New Normal(s) seminars.
The School of Architecture and Planning will host the invitation-only UB Innovation Exchange 2018 in New York City “The Evolving Workplace,” an interactive workshop on workplace strategies and the office of the future.