While medicine, law, and other professions have made
considerable progress, race and gender equity remains a major
concern in architecture and planning, and among the organizations
that oversee education and practice.
The School of Architecture and Planning is housed in historic
Hayes and Crosby Halls on UB's South Campus. Our state-of-the-art
facilities and academic resources include the latest technology in
digital fabrication and computing to a specialized library for
architecture and planning.
The School of Architecture and Planning was created half a
century ago as a direct challenge to orthodox design education. We
live those original principles today, committed to architecture and
planning as interdisciplinary problem-solving enterprises, rooted
in social engagement, nourished by research-in-practice, animated
by making and doing, and committed to meeting the needs of clients,
communities, and society in an increasingly complex urban
The School of Architecture and Planning and the University at
Buffalo offer a range of financial support opportunities for
students. Resources range from financial aid to scholarships to
The School of Architecture and Planning, in partnership with the
university, our alumni, our faculty and staff, and our
philanthropic supporters, provides support to our undergraduate and
graduate students. In addition to tuition scholarships, stipends
for travel and supplies, and support for study abroad, our
students, like our faculty, are actively engaged in teaching,
research, and service—and are rewarded for their hard
The Dean’s Council is a leadership group of friends of the
School of Architecture and Planning dedicated to raising
the global profile of the school and advancing its academic
programs and research enterprise. Members of the Dean’s
Council include distinguished alumni and leading
professionals, from firm executives to educators. As champions of
the School of Architecture and Planning, members leverage their
diverse expertise and leadership positions to forge new connections
and build the school's network of support.
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you are and what you’re up to. As graduates of our
programs, your stories of success inspire our students and
enhance the reputation of the school on an international
The School of Architecture and Planning, in partnership with
local chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the
American Planning Association, has developed a Professional Mentor
Program for alumni and friends to share their experiences and
advice with current students.
Search job and internship opportunities in architecture and
planning. The following openings require varying levels of
education and experience and have been posted by employers on UB
Career Services' BullsEye system.
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.
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.
The culmination of the first-year design-build experience,
"Reflection Space" presents a series of small structures by
freshman architecture students, to be located on a walking trail in
Silo City, along the Buffalo River. Join us for the opening exhibit
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
In Ghana, a newborn child receives the names of both parents,
which are often aspirations for the child’s future. Dr.
Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah, the most recent faculty hire for the UB
School of Architecture and Planning, is on a path to live up to his
father’s name, Boamah, Helper of Nations.
An award-winning university project is returning home to South
Campus. UB’s GRoW Home, a student-built solar home that
traveled across the country to place atop the 2015 Solar Decathlon,
is now being reassembled behind Hayes Hall.
For Samina Raja and members of the Food Lab at UB, food systems
planning is a pursuit of equity and social justice for the people
who have long been disenfranchised by traditional
planning—the poor, people of color, immigrants and