The School of Architecture and Planning at the University at
Buffalo is committed to becoming a leader in diversity and
inclusion within both the university and architecture and planning
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 Buffalo School 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 Buffalo School, members leverage their diverse expertise and
leadership positions to forge new connections and build the
school's network of support.
Share news of your personal and professional accomplishments as
we celebrate our impact around the globe. We also encourage
you to stay connected with the Buffalo School community by engaging
in our alumni programs. We are extremely excited about where we are
headed together and welcome your continued energy in the adventure.
The Buffalo 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.
Dr. Suresh Rohilla of India's Center for Science and Environment
will discuss water and wastewater management strategies across
India that present both challenges and opportunities for urban
planners and designers.
Civil rights movement leader and food justice advocate Shirley
Sherrod will be the keynote speaker for an event happening Tuesday
on Buffalo’s East Side to engage the community in a
conversation about food justice.
In "The Visuality of Space and the Space of Vision," Martino
Stierli, chief curator of architecture and design at the Museum of
Modern Art in New York, explores the famous photomontages of
Modernist pioneer Mies van der Rohe.
Visiting Associate Professor of Architecture Miguel
Guitart’s research on matter, light, and perception is
spatially explored in his firm’s ongoing real-world
architecture project: the new Santa Maria Church and Parish Center
in Tarragona, Spain.
UB’s Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access
(IDeA Center), in
collaboration with the Global Universal Design Commission, has
developed the first set of universal design certification standards
for commercial buildings, looking to the U.S. Green Building
Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) guidelines as a model.
With 35 years of experience in urban planning and development,
Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning adjunct professor David
Stebbins has learned a few things about how to create a vibrant
urban center. His recent co-authored article, entitled
“Making Downtowns What They Used to Be,” was featured
in Urban Land Magazine.