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A colorful set of wooden cubes and cases is playing a foundational role in activating the Hayes Hall atrium gallery as a dynamic space for public events, exhibitions and even play.


Among the 11 awards presented at the 2017 WNYAPA awards ceremony, six were given to individuals or projects representing students, faculty and alumni of the School of Architecture and Planning.  


University at Buffalo students have taken their skills to the sky to raise awareness of the power of design through a classic format of advertising: the billboard.


An assortment of turn-of-the-century artifacts from the Larkin Company and its Frank Lloyd Wright-designed administrative building rest upon the craftsmanship of UB architecture students in “Wright’s Larkin,” an exhibition on industry and the Arts and Crafts Movement, now on view in UB’s Hayes Hall. 

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 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. 
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.



The Wright's Larkin exhibition foregrounds the remarkable synergy between The Larkin Company and Frank Lloyd Wright, the period’s two most disruptive forces in their respective fields. Please join us for the opening reception on June 7 in UB's Hayes Hall; the exhibition runs through Oct. 29, 2017.


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.