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Three top-performing students in UB's architecture program have been recognized with scholarships from the Buffalo/WNY chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
In Ghana, a newborn child receives the names of both parents, which are often aspirations for the child’s future. Dr. Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah, the most recent faculty hire for the UB School of Architecture and Planning, is on a path to live up to his father’s name, Boamah, Helper of Nations.

Architecture professor Korydon Smith says health care reform and America's aging infrastructure should be part of the same debate.


An award-winning university project is returning home to South Campus. UB’s GRoW Home, a student-built solar home that traveled across the country to place atop the 2015 Solar Decathlon, is now being reassembled behind Hayes Hall.

Media Mentions

An article about concerns by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority about the impact of moving the bus terminal from its location on Ellicott Street to the new train station either near the existing bus facility or at the Central Terminal quotes Robert Shibley, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning, who said every concept the local committee is now considering incorporates the bus and train stations. “This is a group that has a vision for the future of rail and intermodal service,” he said. “The question is how far we make the step in that direction. We’re now in the process of informing that decision as best we can.”
A story on Time Warner Cable News about the closing of the Huntley Power Plant and its impact on the Town of Tonawanda and Ken-Ton School District reports the UB Regional Institute is helping the town and participating groups form a concrete plan to attract businesses, and interviews Bart Roberts, associate director of research and faculty engagement. "Really, the end deliverable here is an economic development plan that the town, as well as other public-private and non-profit partners, can use as a decision-making tool as well as a resource for the types of investments to focus on," he said.
An article on PRI’s The World about the future of advanced technology and clean energy, and what it could mean to Buffalo’s economy, interviews Robert Shibley, dean of the UB School of Architecture and Planning, who said the data show that Buffalo is moving in the right direction and has had more than three years of month-after-month job growth. "Not since World War II have we seen that. So that's something to be really positive about. We see number of firms, number of employees, wages, all ticking up for the first time in decades," he said. 
An article on whether to locate Buffalo’s proposed new train station in the Central Terminal stated that Robert Shibley, dean of the UB’s School of Architecture and Planning, and the committee's facilitator, spoke at a meeting concerning the new station.



The School of Architecture and Planning is excited to kick off the 2017-18 academic year with a dynamic lineup of orientation events. Activities kick off Thursday, August 24. 


June 27, 2014

Are you attending the 2014 AIA Convention in Chicago in June? Join the School of Architecture and Planning for a “Buffalo in Chicago” alumni reception on Friday, June 27, 2014. 


April 27-29, 2014

The 2014 Will and Nan Clarkson Chair in Architecture is Guy Nordenson, a structural engineer and professor of architecture and structural engineering at Princeton University. Please join us April 27-29, 2014, for a series of events featuring Nordenson, including a public lecture and community workshop.


March 24 - 28, 2014

A long-standing tradition of the School of Architecture and Planning, Atelier is a student-organized week celebrating undergraduate and graduate work across our architecture and urban planning departments. Join us as we showcase the hard work, ingenuity and energy of School of Architecture and Planning students as future practitioners in architecture, planning and design.