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Current Events


June 27, 2014

Are you attending the 2014 AIA Convention in Chicago in June? Join the School of Architecture and Planning for a “Buffalo in Chicago” alumni reception on Friday, June 27, 2014. 


June 20, 2014

MirrorMirror, the streetfest tent designed by architecture faculty members Georg Rafailidis and Stephanie Davidson, returns to Buffalo on June 20, 2014, for "A Massive Summer Celebration" at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.


May 16, 2014

Walter J. Hood, internationally noted environmental designer, artist and educator, will deliver the 2014 Commencement Address for the School of Architecture and Planning.


Opening Reception: May 2, 2014, 7 - 9pm

The exhibition is the result of a project developed in the 2013-14 academic year at SUNY University at Buffalo. The visual body of work derives from a collective work developed with the students of UB’s School of Architecture and Planning, as well as from archival research in libraries throughout the State of New York. 


Thursday, May 1st, 7pm, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center

The book explores aspects and complexities of the (photographic, cinematic, mapped) image of Buffalo, NY, through the eyes of historians, artists, and activists.


(Link directs to Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center's website)



April 27-29, 2014

The 2014 Will and Nan Clarkson Chair in Architecture is Guy Nordenson, a structural engineer and professor of architecture and structural engineering at Princeton University. Please join us April 27-29, 2014, for a series of events featuring Nordenson, including a public lecture and community workshop.


April 23, 2014


The Situated Technologies Research Group Lecture


April 16, 2014

OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen is one of the most interesting and uncompromising young architectural practices at work today. It is renowned for its idiosyncratic architecture, in which utopian and non-realised projects are also customary.


April 10, 2014

“Mind the Gap: Lessons Learned from Graduation to Practice”: A conversation: In collaboration with Architexx


April 9, 2014

Matthew Coolidge will discuss the built landscape of America, as considered and  represented by the Center for Land Use Interpretation. 


Friday, April 4, 2014

How does the scientific imagination affect the architectural imagination? When we suspend the limitation of 9.8m/s2 how might buildings appear to us?


April 2, 2014

Eva and Franco Mattes (1976) are Italian-born, New York-based visual artists who work together as a collaborative duo. Their medium is a combination of performance, video and the Internet, for which they are perhaps best known. 

Beaux Arts Ball 2014

March 28,2014

The Beaux Arts Ball is a night of food, music, fun and friends. Join us to celebrate the endof the Atelier 2014 and our students!

All School of Architecture and Planning students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to attend.


March 24 - 27, 2014

The 2014 Will and Nan Clarkson Chair in Planning is Lewis D. Hopkins, FAICP, emeritus professor and former head of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Don't miss Clarkson Week at the Buffalo School, featuring a public lecture with Hopkins and a community event on the latest tools and technologies in planning. 


March 24 - 28, 2014

A long-standing tradition of the Buffalo School, Atelier is a student-organized week celebrating undergraduate and graduate work across our architecture and urban planning departments. Join us as we showcase the hard work, ingenuity and energy of Buffalo School students as future practitioners in architecture, planning and design.


March 19, 2014

Please join Dean Robert Shibley and the School of Architecture and Planning for our first Buffalo in Philadelphia alumni event.


March 12, 2014

A Fellow at the Mac Dowell Colony and Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies at Harvard, David is an advocate and practitioner of ecologically sensitive design and has been advancing the effectiveness of nature and gardens to influence health care environments.


Feb. 26, 2014

A scholar and advisor on transportation and governance, Jonathon Richmond's greatest current concerns are about stemming the corruption that destroys chances of effective growth taking place in many of the world's developing countries. 


Feb. 19, 2014

George Ranalli has been Dean of the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at City College since 1999. Ranalli recently completed his fourth monograph, Saratoga, devoted to his Saratoga Avenue Community Center for the New York City Housing Authority. 


Feb. 12, 2014

Aaron Moulton is the Exhibition Programmer at Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills. Prior to his arrival in Los Angeles he was the Senior Curator of Exhibitions for the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City.


This semester the Buffalo School welcomes an exciting lineup of practitioners and scholars in architecture, planning and the design professions. View the full schedule now. 


Nov. 25 - Dec. 10, 2013

Join us for our fall 2013 final reviews. The series of reviews starts with freshman studio on Nov. 25 and runs through Dec. 10. Explore student work from freshman to senior studio, our graduate research groups and thesis and directed research from our master's programs. 


Nov. 1 - 26, 2013

This offsite exhibition, in New York, NY, introduces architect and assistant professor Jordan Geiger's design research on the spaces of "Very Large Organizations," or new formations of global financial, legal, and communications networks that shape human-computer interactions in the built environment. 


Nov. 21, 2013

Join us for a mid-day lecture with Robert Maschke, FAIA. Through his Cleveland-based practice, Maschke has cultivated a sensibility highly articulated in finish, meticulous in detail, and timeless in atmosphere. His firm has completed award-winning designs for residential, arts, commercial and institutional projects throughout the world. 


Nov. 20, 2013

Chris Reed is Principal of Stoss Landscape Urbanism and Associate Professor of Practice in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.  He is an internationally recognized figure in the fields of landscape and urbanism.


Nov. 13, 2013

The School of Architecture and Planning is pleased to invite you to the Louise Bethune Lecture of our fall 2013 public programs series, "Being Nice," with Billie Tsien, Partner, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.


Oct. 24-26, 2013

The ADAPTIVE ARCHITECTURE 2013 ACADIA conference will be held at Waterloo University, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada on October 24-26, 2013. ACADIA is an international network of digital design researchers and professionals supporting critical investigations into the role of computation in architecture, planning and building science. 


Oct. 23-24, 2013

The 2nd Buffalo Food Policy Summit brings together diverse stakeholders to discuss opportunities for sustainable economic development through the food system in support of a healthier, more resilient Western NY. 


Oct. 22, 2013

This symposium will explore the importance of the client-user relationship to the architectural process, particularly as an opportunity for women in leadership positions to influence women architects as patrons and mentors.



Oct. 21, 2013

Dr. McIntyre will talk about SiDE and her research projects, introduce her PhD research and explain how the methods developed in this work have lead her, an architectural researcher, to working within the field of Human Computer Interaction(HCI).


Oct. 18, 2013

The Front Yard project, an outdoor permanent installation for elecronic image and sound, will turn on forever at the Burchfield Penney Art Center on Friday, Oct. 18. The community street party is free and open to the public. "The Front Yard" was conceived, designed and assembled with the guidance of architecture faculty member Brad Wales and students in the 2012-13 Small Built Works studio.


Oct. 16, 2013

Border-line(n) actualizes the concepts explored from the class as an installation, bisecting the heavily-traveled 1st-floor corridor of Crosby Hall. The border-line(n) acts as a soft, permeable boundary between the two sides of the hallway.


Oct. 14, 2013

Leading professionals John Peterson of Public Architecure and John Syvertsen of Cannon Design and its Open Hand Studio will lead a discussion on the very real challenge of building a profitable, sustainable business around a movement that includes pro bono practice.


The Buffalo School is pleased to announce an exciting lineup of lectures, exhibits, workshops and seminars for its fall 2013 series of public events. The program brings leading thinkers and practitioners in architecture and planning to Buffalo to engage public dialogue on critical issues in the profession today.

Past Events


June 20, 2014

MirrorMirror, the streetfest tent designed by architecture faculty members Georg Rafailidis and Stephanie Davidson, returns to Buffalo on June 20, 2014, for "A Massive Summer Celebration" at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.


May 16, 2014

Walter J. Hood, internationally noted environmental designer, artist and educator, will deliver the 2014 Commencement Address for the School of Architecture and Planning.


Oct. 2, 2013

On Wednesday, October 2, The Architecture Graduate Student Association will be hosting a sneak preview of Archiculture, an award-winning film being released in Spring 2014. 

Vikram Prakesh

May 10, 2013

Leading author, environmentalist and educator Bill McKibben is set to deliver 2013 Commencement Address for School of Architecture and Planning.

Media Cities Banner

May 3-5, 2013

This international conference will convene scholars and practitioners from around the world to consider pluralities and globalities and emergent relations between urbanity and digital media in cities.

Vikram Prakesh

April 19-20, 2013

Symposium in Planning to explore urban hyperdevelopment in contemporary China; Qing Shen of the University of Washington to deliver Jammal Lecture.

Wrong Chairs - Exhibition Poster

April 12, 2013 - April 30, 2013

An exhibition organized by Thomas Kelley, the 2012-13 Peter Reyner Banham Fellow.