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Feature News

3/22/17

The same dimpled surface that allows a golf ball to slice through the air is applied to the exterior of a high-rise building to reduce wind load. The design by Jin Young Song and an engineer with SOM was a finalist in an international competition.

3/13/17

UB's Architecture Graduate Student Association is collecting Student & Faculty work from across the School of Architecture & Planning.

3/13/17

Professors Brian Carter and Annette LeCuyer have been recognized by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada for the awareness they’ve raised of Canadian architecture through publishing.

2/24/17

Fifteen architecture students had a chance to connect with firms, alumni and the future of architecture through UB's Road Trip NYC career development program.

Media Mentions

12/5/16
An article in The Washington Post about Donald Trump’s selection Monday of retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development quotes Robert Silverman, professor of urban and regional planning, who predicted that Carson will reduce the level of scrutiny lenders face about how loans are distributed to minority groups. “Less regulation will allow them to originate loans they might consider higher-risk,” he said. The article also appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
11/29/16
A story in The Atlantic about the future of housing desegregation in a Donald Trump administration interviews Robert Silverman, professor of urban and regional planning in the School of Architecture and Planning. “The HUD Secretary can really set the tone in terms of making decisions about where resources are allocated, and where staff are provided to take on enforcement roles,” Silverman said.
11/28/16
An opinion piece by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown about the city’s renaissance and the process of choosing the best location to construct a new passenger train station notes that Robert Shibley, dean of the UB School of Architecture and Planning, agreed to facilitate discussions about the project within 24 hours of an announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo of a $1 million investment in the planning process. “It was critically important to have someone of Shibley’s planning background and experience to help move this process along, guaranteeing that it would be  a thoughtful, in-depth and transparent consideration of the best location for such a facility,” he writes.
11/26/16
A story on WBFO-FM about the death of Fidel Castro at age 90 interviews Henry Louis Taylor, director of UB’s Center for Urban Studies and the author of “Inside El Barrio: A Bottom-Up View of Neighborhood Life in Castro’s Cuba.” Castro allowed neighborhoods to shape everyday life and culture, despite scarce resources, and that helped sustain his power at a time when other communist regimes collapsed, he said.

Events

3/16/17

March 27 - March 31, 2017

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. 

3/29/17

March 29 - 31

The symposium builds on the opportunity to explore possible synergies, collaboration, and joint education and research initiatives for UB and Korea, and potentially other Asian countries. 

4/11/16

April 11 - April 15, 2016

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.

3/15/17

March 15

Join us for a talk with Allan Wexler, an artist-architect who blurs the boundaries of architecture, design and fine art: "Absurd Thinking - Between Art and Design."