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10/12/18

August 13-18, 2018

Venice experience includes two weeks of intensive site visits and hands on investigations in urbanism throughout Italy's city of canals. The program concludes with a workshop at the U.S. Pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale.

10/12/18

UB architecture professor Joyce Hwang will play a lead role on the primary venue for research and commentary on architectural education as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Architectural Education.

10/8/18
Shortly after earning her Master of Achitecture from UB's School of Architecture and Planning, Lemma Al-Ghanem headed to Jordan to join a humanitarian organization’s effort to build a sustainable classroom in Azraq Village.
10/4/18

August 13-18, 2018

Venice experience includes two weeks of intensive site visits and hands on investigations in urbanism throughout Italy's city of canals. The program concludes with a workshop at the U.S. Pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Media Mentions

9/2/18
A story on Spectrum News interviews Robert Shibley, dean of the UB School of Architecture and Planning, about Buffalo’s legendary architecture, which is featured in a 15-minute short documentary, “See It Through Buffalo,” that is being shown in Venice, Italy, at the Time, Space and Existence Exhibit. The article notes that the film highlights Buffalo as a city-wide classroom for UB architectural students. "We live in a city of really good bones. Bones given to us by Frederick Law Olmsted. Bones given to us by Joseph Ellicott when he gave us the radial street plan,” he said, adding that the school is building on the momentum from the international exposure and plan to release a book about the school’s partnership with the city.
8/17/18
An article in Popular Science about climate change and the dangers posed by the rise in extreme precipitation events that experts predict will only get worse interviews Nicholas Rajkovich, assistant professor of architecture, who discussed a storm that rolled through Buffalo on Aug. 8, dropping 1.5 inches of rain in just 30 minutes. The event fell somewhere between a 25-year and 50-year precipitation event, he said, meaning that the likelihood of rainfall like what he experienced occurring in 24-hour period in any given year was between roughly 2 and 4 percent. “There’s a lot of negative consequences to heavy, heavy rainfall,” Rajkovich said. “If it was more rainfall spread out evenly over the course of the year, that might not be so bad. But that’s not what we’re seeing.”
8/3/18
A story on WIVB-TV reports on a short documentary directed by Gregory Delaney, clinical assistant professor of architecture, that showcases Buffalo’s architecture and is now being shown in Venice, Italy, and looks at how the UB School of Architecture and Planning has been shaped by the city it resides in. "What we're doing is taking Buffalo to Venice, and inviting people to experience the city, and begin to understand a bit of the complexity of Buffalo," he said. "One woman I recall, she actually stayed in the room 45 minutes, watched it three times all the way through, and knew nothing about Buffalo and was really just taken with the images of the city and had an interest in the sites captured. It's been a really rewarding experience."
7/20/18
An article on Archinect News reports on a new documentary at the Venice Architecture Biennale that showcases how students in the UB School of Architecture and Planning are learning from and rebuilding the City of Buffalo. The article notes that UB students and faculty are becoming an integral part of Buffalo’s renaissance, whether working with local refugee entrepreneurs or revitalizing local fabrication and industry, with students using the city itself as a laboratory, deeply embedding themselves in the community and the challenges it faces. The article includes a short video that was shown at the exhibition. The article also appeared on SeriouslyArchitecture.com

Events

8/27/18

"Discursive Practices" presents the work of architects, urban planners, preservationists and historians whose approach to design bridges multiple territories of knowledge to create new work.

10/1/18
Local premiere on Oct. 5 kicks off series of local screenings and public conversations about the school's relationship with Buffalo
10/10/18

Oct 10, 2018

Michelle M. Thompson, associate professor at UNO PLUS, presents her financial inclusion project which evaluates public and private financial policies, tools, and practices that impact the ability for people to increase their personal and family wealth.

10/10/18

Nov 2, 2018

Michael Smith-Masis of Harvard GSD, presents "1:1", a humanistic social design agenda that emphasizes community empowerment and sustainability. Smith-Masis will draw up case studies in inclusive design processes in low-income environments in Costa Rica.