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A planning scholar investigating the experience of LGBT older adults in community and residential settings will walk the stage at the school’s Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 19, as the first graduate of UB’s PhD program in urban and regional planning. 
Madelaine Britt, who will graduate on Friday with degrees in political science and environmental design, has been honored with a 2017 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence for her academic achievements and commitment to grassroots activism in food security, affordable housing and economic justice.
CannonDesign has made a leadership gift to the School of Architecture and Planning in recognition of the firm’s deep connections to the school and as tribute to former CannonDesign President and Co-Chairman Mark Mendell, who served as a founding member of the school’s Dean’s Council.

The School of Architecture and Planning will award its Dean's Medal to alumna Diane Georgopulos (BA '73) and posthumously to architects Ted Lownie and Mark Mendell, beloved friends of the school and leaders in their profession.

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 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.
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. 



June 1, 2017

Join members of UB's SMART Community of Excellence for the next in its series of Innovation Conversations: an exploration of new applications for advanced composite manufacturing technologies in the building construction industry.


May 4, 2017

6 Minute Building Stories (6Mbs) is an informal and fun gathering featuring presentations by esteemed speakers from diverse cultural disciplines. Speakers present their building story through 18 images. 


May 10, 2017

Max Page, professor of architecture and director of historic preservation initiatives at UMass Amherst, will give a talk on his brand new book Why Preservation Matters.  


May 8, 2017

The culmination of the first-year design-build experience, "Reflection Space" presents a series of small structures by freshman architecture students, to be located on a walking trail in Silo City, along the Buffalo River. Join us for the opening exhibit and reception.