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OPENING: November 19, 2014

an exhibition by Nima Vakili, Vincent Krause and Jan Poness

An exhibition from International Media Architecture Master Studies (IMAMS), a dual-degree program offered by the Buffalo School with Germany's Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, will open simultaneously on Wed., Nov. 19, in UB's Crosby Hall and at the Media Architecture Biennial in Aarhus, Denmark.


November 19, 2014

The colloquium will explore current design research on the use of ceramics and terracotta across art and architecture. With the advent of digital design, there is an increasing interest in the performativity of buildings and how new and old materials can be better designed to address performance concerns. Ceramics and Terracotta offer a unique material palette. 


November 18, 2014

POST-GRAD PRACTICES: This panel features three emerging architects who have launched their careers in different ways.


Nov. 11-12, 2014

The 2014 Will and Nan Clarkson Chair in Planning is Emily Talen, a professor at Arizona State University in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and the School of Sustainability. Please join us Nov. 11-12, 2014, for a public lecture and community workshop addressing challenges in achieving neighborhood diversity through planning. 


November 5, 2014

The Littoral zone of the Great Lakes, where the water meets the land, is the locus of many of the concerns and potential of the Basin, including unregulated development, invasive species, legacy contamination, industrialized agriculture and climate change. This symposium and exhibition presupposes that the consideration and design of this Littoral zone is one of the most paramount projects facing our country, and hopes to instigate a meaningful discussion across disciplines about how to sensibly engage it.


October 29, 2014

Robert Searns will deliver "Greenways: Shapers of Cities — Where From, Where To?" on Oct. 29. A graduate of the Buffalo School's MArch program, Robert Searns specializes in planning, designing and developing greenways and trails. His work ranges from Denver's Platte River Greenway, the spine of a 600-mile system, to a bicycle/walking network for Grand Canyon National Park.



October 24, 2014

An exhibition opening and talk with McLain Clutter (Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning) and Matt Kenyon (Stamps School of Art and Design). "Hacking Geodemography" uses Detroit as a testing site to explore the relationship between big data and contemporary urbanization.



October 22, 2014

Camilo Restrepo Ochoa is principal at AGENdA in Medellin, Colombia, which focuses on applied research architecture and urban projects no matter the scale, from micro architectures to hinterland and territorial issues. 



October 15, 2014

Living Among Pests




October 10, 2014

Climate Change and the Future of Food



October 6, 2014

Making Belief: Public Imaginaries, Design Imaginaries, and New Eutopias




October 1, 2014

GAZING LIGHTS: The Filter as an Architectural Limit




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. 


September 18, 2014

Join us on Sept. 18, 2014, for "Buffalo in New York," an alumni networking and lecture event featuring Buffalo School graduate José Bruguera (MArch ’84), Design Partner at Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects.




September 5, 2014

Featuring Anibal Torres, coordinator of the Sustainable Futures course, this talk will focus on the Monteverde, Costa Rica, community and ecosystem and the challenges of designing sustainably for both.




September 5, 2014

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy will honor Robert Shibley and Lynda Schneekloth for their stewardship of the Olmsted landscape in Buffalo at the Frederick Law Olmsted Gala on September 5, 2014.


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.


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