School of Architecture and Planning Magazine

In Brief

1/23/18
An architecture studio conceived as a response to a century-old design competition on the urban grid has garnered national attention as a recipient of Architect Magazine’s inaugural Studio Prize for excellence in studio curricula.
1/23/18
Dennis Maher’s “A Second Home” is a Dreamscape of the House and Mind
1/23/18
Zoe Hamstead has joined the School of Architecture and Planning as assistant professor of environmental planning.
1/23/18
A sustainable development plan for the Buffalo Niagara region led by the UB Regional Institute was awarded a 2016 APA National Planning Achievement Award for Public Outreach.
1/23/18
Dean Robert G. Shibley has been elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Nominated by the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association, Shibley is recognized for his planning leadership and community service over the past four decades, and for his role in advancing, championing and quietly leading the revitalization of Buffalo and Western New York.
1/23/18
UB architectural historian Despina Stratigakos is spending the 2016-17 academic year advancing her research on the architectural in uences of Germany’s Third Reich as a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, one of the world’s leading centers for “curiosity- driven” research and a bastion for academic freedom.
1/23/18
Students can now explore Madrid and the historic Catalonia region of Spain through summer study abroad. Led by Miguel Guitart, a visiting faculty member in architecture who also practices in Madrid, the program’s opening session last summer featured “seeing and drawing” tours of the city, an in situ seminar on Modern and Contemporary Spanish Architects and weekly guest lecturers. Students incorporated their experiences into their studio project, a
1/23/18
Architecture faculty member Joyce Hwang’s latest creation is a bird-friendly public art installation that both promotes awareness of local avian species and calls attention to a common but often invisible peril: bird-glass window collisions.
1/23/18
UB’s Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab delivered tools and techniques in community-based food systems planning to leaders from around the world as part of the Habitat III Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in Quito, Ecuador. The global event hosted by the United Nations takes place only once every 20 years.
1/23/18
Urban planning students have assumed an almost investigative role as they explore two of Buffalo’s most historically significant — and hidden — landscapes: the Buffalo Belt Line, a former passenger rail line that loops the city almost unnoticed; and the Scajaquada Creek, a largely buried 13-mile stream whose shores trace the evolution of Buffalo.
1/23/18
Architecture professor Annette LeCuyer, who has guided students through the undergraduate program’s most challenging courses, has been recognized by the university with the 2016 Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring.
1/23/18
It was a winning semester for students in UB’s chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students and the school’s new graduate real estate development specialization, with both groups earning top placements in national intercollegiate competitions this past fall.