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The Buffalo firm HHL Architects, whose ties to the school date back to 1969 when both organizations were founded, has established a student assistance fund to commemorate the 50-year-old partnership.
Last April, in a move signaling the company’s pivot from ride sharing to non-vehicular transportation, Uber — recently named the most valuable venture-backed U.S. startup — purchased a bike-share company for a reported $200 million.

Leaders from UB, the Yale School of Architecture, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design gathered recently to consider how their programs shape the cities around them.


A proposal by professor Jin Young Song that envisions a more efficient assembly system for steel construction has been announced as a 2019 Forge Prize Phase 1 Winner.

Media Mentions

WKBW quoted UB School of Architecture and Planning Dean Robert Shibley in an article on the first unveiling of a 3-D model of the $50 million renovation of LaSalle Park. “The exciting thing about a project like this, is that all those voices find their way into this work and they can see it and they can account for it,” he said.
UB School of Architecture and Planning students unveiled models of their proposed plans to redevelop Eastern Hills Mall as part of a capstone project. Stories appeared in The Buffalo News and WKBW.
An article in the Daily Orange, an independent Syracuse newspaper, about a $100 million redevelopment plan aimed at reinventing the East Adams neighborhood and combatting the intergenerational poverty that has existed there for decades interviews Robert Shibley, dean of the UB School of Architecture and Planning. “The project is exciting because it allows Syracuse to test a development model that could work in East Adams, as well as anywhere else. After all, if the project becomes successful, you could probably apply it to other places in Syracuse,” he said.
An article on Canada’s Farmtario about a farm located on the roof of a mall in Singapore that uses vertical racks and hydroponics to grow leafy greens and herbs such as basil and mint that it sells to nearby bars, restaurants and stores interviews Samina Raja, professor of urban and regional planning in the UB School of Architecture and Planning. Agriculture makes up only about 1 percent of Singapore’s land area, so better use of space is key, she said. "Urban agriculture is increasingly being recognized as a legitimate land use in cities," she added. "It offers a multitude of benefits, from increased food security and improved nutrition to greening of spaces. But food is seldom a part of urban planning."



May 1, 2019
Come celebrate the 2018 - 2019 academic year with Awards Day! Come and have fun with awards, pizza, prizes and fun!


April 25, 2019
Five researchers from across UB share their scholarly passions in snappy seven minute presentations and lively Q&A.  Reception to follow.


April 25, 2019

Join ASHRAE Buffalo Student Chapter + UB AIAS for a Solar Decathlon “GRoW Home” Tour & Professional Networking Night.


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.


April 16 - May 2

Join the School of Architecture and Planning's Resilient Buildings Lab for a series of webinars focused on the impacts of climate change on New York State’s building sector. Up to six AIA LU/HSW available.