Latest News

1/7/20
A graduate preservation planning studio has completed an adaptive reuse proposal for a 19th century barn located on the historic Richardson Olmsted Complex in Buffalo.
12/20/19
This fall, two studios in the BA Environmental Design program were busy developing design recommendations for two critical sites spanning municipal borders in and around Buffalo.
12/19/19
Along with eleven other masters of urban planning students, I was part of an urban planning studio aimed at developing a vision for a new rail trail.
12/18/19

Four teams of senior architecture students were recognized for their proposals during the senior competition final review. The fall studio is the last design studio in the BS Arch curriculum, when students tackle integrated architectural design - a synthesis of concept and construct addressing design strategy, program, site, construction, and technology.

Media Mentions

11/20/19
The Buffalo News reports on how Buffalo organizations plan to use food to empower people and build a new economy that benefits working-class residents. It mentions the groups are working with UB’s Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab, which is led by Samina Raja, professor of urban and regional planning.
11/5/19
The Buffalo News reports that Dennis Maher, clinical professor of architecture in the UB School of Architecture and Planning, and his students have been studying old architectural renderings and blueprints designed by August Minks who, as part of A. Minks & Son Architects, designed nearly 40 buildings in Buffalo more than a century ago. Maher bought the documents for $20 at an estate sale in Grand Island. "I've been collecting things for 20 years," Maher said. "The essence of a lot of my work is repurposing found things, and also thinking about the built environment. I was basically unfolding and unfurling the drawings and realizing what a treasure trove this is."
11/4/19
An article in The New York Times quotes Robert Silverman, professor of urban and regional planning, about Apple’s $2.5 billion plan to help address affordable housing issues in California. Initiatives like Apple’s “definitely relieve some of the pressure on the housing market,” said Silverman, an affordable housing expert. “But you need an extensive policy at the state or federal level to reach more people.”
10/24/19
The Conversation published an article by Nicholas Rajkovich, assistant professor of architecture, about how architects and engineers must design buildings differently as the climate changes. "We interviewed more than 40 architects, engineers, planners and government officials in the northeastern United States to understand how they were preparing," he writes. "The majority of building-related professionals assumed that future weather conditions would resemble the past. But trends in the data show that this is not the case." Numerous news outlets carried the story online, including Phys.org, the Times Union in Albany, San Francisco Chronicle and Houston Chronicle.

Events

12/6/19

Dec. 6, 2019

The two fall 2019 senior Environmental Design (END 450) workshops invite you to attend their final presentations focusing on cross-municipal coordination and neighborhood improvements in two unique local contexts. 

12/4/19

Dec. 4, 2019

The fall 2019 graduate studios in urban planning and real estate development invite you to attend their final presentations on three unique Buffalo-based planning and development projects.

12/2/19

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - Monday, December 9, 2019

Join us for our Fall 2019 final reviews. Explore student work from freshman to senior studio, our graduate research groups and thesis and directed research from our master's programs. 

11/22/19

Nov. 22, 2019

Join us for the launch of Intersight 22, the 2019-20 journal of student work. Learn more about the vision for this year's book from editor and Brunkow Fellow Lizzy Gilman (MArch '20). 

11/13/19

Nov. 13, 2019

Peter Galison, the Joseph Pellegrino University Professor at Harvard University, works at the intersection of physics, history and philosophy of science, and film. Galison will present "Philosophy of the Shadow," addressing the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration's hunt for an objective image of a black hole