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UB’s chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students recently won their second award in the national Barbara G. Laurie NOMA Annual Student Design Competition. 


The two books were published by faculty and staff of the IDeA Center and offer architects, planners and building professionals practical resources for designing accessible, inclusive products and environments. 

The architecture programs at the University at Buffalo and University of Toronto are engaged in a joint research studio on the potential applications of paper and fibers in temporary structures.
A graduate urban planning studio’s plan for preserving the cultural and historical landscape of Buffalo’s Scajaquada Creek corridor has won the American Planning Association New York Upstate Chapter “Outstanding Student Project” award for 2017.

Media Mentions

An article on Professional Builder about builders who are embracing universal design concepts reports that nearly three years ago Beth Tauke, associate professor of architecture, and her sister built LifeHouse, a concept home completely based on universal design principles, in the lakefront planned community of Newport Cove in Illinois and had people tour the model and answer a 65-question survey. “Seventy-eight percent of the people on the tour said they saw value in owning a UD home. That’s really good news,” she said. “People have to see value before they’ll pay for it.”
An article on Buffalo Rising reports an international conference commemorating the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth, his legacy and Buffalo’s preeminent place in the origins of the American Arts and Crafts movement will be celebrated Oct. 20-22, and includes an ongoing exhibition through Oct. 29 in Hayes Hall on the UB South Campus.
An article in Canadian Architect about the LafargeHolcim sustainability awards reports Sarah Gunawan, adjunct instructor of architecture in the UB School of Architecture and Planning, received third place in the Next Generation Prize for her playful project that imagines a wildlife habitat adapted into the single-family homes that make up Markham, Ontario.
An article about ways Western New York seniors can age actively reports a study conducted by the UB School of Architecture and Planning in 2012 found that Erie County has a higher population of seniors compared to the state or the nation.



Nov. 16, 2017

Learn about internship and career opportunities with global design firm Gensler. Hear from Marc Bruffett, a Gensler principal and UB graduate.


Nov. 18, 2017

Plansgiving is a potluck-style Thanksgiving-themed event bringing together students from planning, architecture, and real estate for a night of shared food and conversation.


Next Meeting: Dec. 15, 2017

Get more involved with the urban planning program and student body - join UB's Graduate Planning Student Association at its monthly open meetings.


January 10-11, 2018
Make winter break work for you. Sign up for this year's NYC career trek to visit firms, tour the city's most prominent project sites, and network with leading professionals in design, planning and real estate development.