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A graduate studio that examined the feasibilty of innovation districts in Buffalo has earned a top award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.

Thesis work by UB media architecture graduate Pinelopi Papadimitraki has won the Community Choice award for the 2019 Core77 Design Awards.

Architecture professor Korydon Smith's efforts to build a more inclusive coffee value chain are supporting peace and economic opportunity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

The City of Buffalo’s Green Code, developed with support from the School of Architecture and Planning’s Urban Design Project, has been recognized nationally for its standard-setting support of walkable, livable communities, as well as its strategic integration with the city’s comprehensive plan.

Media Mentions

An article reports 31 students from the UB School of Architecture and Planning’s Environmental Design program will lead presentations this evening on ways to make the Hooks Neighborhood – a stretch between Canalside and City Hall – more walkable.
An article in The New York Times reports on “Growing Up Modern,” a book and exhibition project by Julia Jamrozik, assistant professor of architecture in the UB School of Architecture and Planning, and architect Coryn Kempster, which interviews members of the first families who lived in European homes designed by architects such as Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier. There is some urgency to the project given the advanced ages of the eyewitnesses, Jamrozik said.
A front-page article reports on plans that were presented Friday to reshape LaSalle Park, including the addition of a hill for sunset watchers, snow sledders and concertgoers, and notes that the UB Regional Institute is among the stakeholders in the conceptual design. The article quotes Robert Shibley, dean of the UB School of Architecture and Planning. "I think the community, right down to the kids from the Belle Center, brought us a very sophisticated understanding of the strengths of the current park, its limitations and its potential," he said. "Having the focus group make these trips and then relate their findings to their own critique of the park elevated the conversation and the clarity of aspiration." Stories also appeared on WBFO-FM, Business First, WGRZ-TV, WIVB-TV, WKBW-TV, Spectrum News, Yahoo News and Buffalo Rising.
A story on WBEN-AM featured an interview with Robert Shibley, dean of the UB School of Architecture and Planning, discussing the new plans for Buffalo’s LaSalle Park. He said that one of the plans for the project is to overhaul some of the terrain and add hills to the park. "It is a park now and will become a new one but it will retain the program elements of the existing parks," Shibley said. "All of the current users and people committed to this place are accommodated in what I think is a richly designed and improved park space. There will be additional activities. You'll be able to sled on what is otherwise a flat park now." The Imagine LaSalle initiative is a partnership among the UB Regional Institute, the City of Buffalo and the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation. Stories also appeared on WGRZ-TV and WKBW-TV.



Tuesday, May 14, 2019

See student concepts in affordable housing developed under the direction of Brad Wales and the architecture program's Small Built Works program. Presented in partnership with PUSH Buffalo.


May 10, 2019

Join us as we celebrate Prof. Alfred Price's 42 years of dedicated service to teaching and research at the School of Architecture and Planning


May 6 - May 14, 2019

Join us for our Spring 2019 final reviews. The series of reviews starts with Freshman reviews starting May 6 and runs through May 14. Explore student work from freshman to senior studio, our graduate research groups and thesis and directed research from our master's programs. 


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.