Events

50+ Counter Culture Public lecture series event banner with colorful squares.

Every semester the School of Architecture and Planning invites distinguished architects and planners to campus for a series of public symposia, seminars and exhibitions. Convening practitioners, scholars, students and members of the community around the top issues facing our profession today, the program is a vibrant part of the intellectual life of the school.

Our Fall 2019 program, COUNTER / CULTURE, takes its cue from the celebration of the School of Architecture and Planning's 50th year and sets up dialogues from a multitude of disciplinary perspectives on the subject of architectural education and institutional critique. 

Fall 2019 Public Programs

9/25/19

Sept. 25, 2019

Join architectural historian Joan Ockman for a discussion of how architectural research and its curatorial extensions relate to contemporary digital-global society.

9/5/19

Sept. 5, 2019 (Symposium), Exhibition (through Dec 2019)  

Ludovico Centis (2013-14 Peter Reyner Banham Fellow) organizes a symposium and exhibition highlighting Peter Reyner Banham's work in Buffalo, NY.

Spring 2019 Public Programs

4/24/19

April 24, 2019

Jane Battersby presents findings from research conducted in South Africa, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe to frame the impacts of existing planning on food security, but also the potential for more food sensitive planning to emerge.

4/17/19

April 17 - August 7

Now What?!  features a presentation and panel discussion which examine the little-known history of architects and designers working to further the causes of the civil rights, women’s, and LGBTQ movements of the past fifty years. 

4/11/19

April 11, 2019

Join us for a conversation on the complex interrelation between artistic practices and their historically charged subjects in urban environments. How can artists, historians, and architects address these issues as critical observers rather than accomplices?

4/10/19

April 10, 2019

Sarah Lopez focuses the construction and design of migrant detention facilities in Texas since the 1960s in relation to immigration policy and private prison practices. 

4/2/19

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The nationally celebrated playwright Oren Safdie presents a read-through of “Color Blind," a new play that satirizes the racial politics of a fictional jury assembled to select a winning design for the National Museum of African American Museum of History and Culture in Washington DC.

3/26/19

NOW RESCHEDULED for TUESDAY, March 26 at 6 pm.
This lecture will focus on the current work of Studio Daniel Libeskind and the detailed examination of specific projects. 

3/13/19

March 13, 2019

Andrew Berman will present a range of built work and discuss the unique project parameters as well as ongoing concerns and objectives that inform the design process of each building. 

3/11/19

March 8 - 29, 2019

Showcasing the work of three successive undergraduate architectural design studios, Good Neighbors proposes the exploration of space at the domestic scale in the city of Buffalo, which is known as the City of Good Neighbors.

3/9/19

March 6-7, 2019

Join us for a public lecture with architectural historian Lauren Weiss Bricker, who comes to UB as our 2019 Clarkson Chair in Planning. 

2/27/19

February 27, 2019

Mustafa Faruki will discuss student work developed under his direction as the 2018-19 Reyner Banham Fellow. Examples of this work are also installed as part of an exhibition organized by Faruki in the Hayes Hall Atrium Gallery.

2/20/19

February 20, 2019

This event will discuss how the Northland Beltline Redevelopment Project aims to transform a community affected by the decline of a once thriving manufacturing facility on the east side of Buffalo. 

2/13/19

February 13, 2019

As the UB Confucius Institute Distinguished Architecture Lecture, Zhu Pei will trace the roots of his work and that inspiration through examinations of current design proposals.

2/9/19

Feb 9 - Mar 31, 2019

Presenting the work of a graduate studio and seminar in architecture, Cages / Logging composes two parallel narratives that explore the processes by which nature becomes a material space charged with intellectual emotion and tactility.

2/6/19

February 6, 2019

The event brings together alumni from architecture, urban planning and real estate development, to discuss different forms of practice that they are engaging in after graduating from UB.

Attention AIA and AICP members

Select lecture and events in our public programs series offer AIA and AICP learning units for professional continuing education. Details are provided on specific event pages. 

Past Events

10/1/18
Local premiere on Oct. 5 kicks off series of local screenings and public conversations about the school's relationship with Buffalo
10/1/18

Oct 1, 2018 

Join the scholars and practitioners from the Northeast and Great Lakes regions to discuss contemporary thinking in climate resilience for New York State.

9/26/18

Sept 26, 2018

Architect, urbanist and educator Rahul Mehrotra presents "Working in Mumbai," an exploration of his firm's use of the city and region as a generator of practice that operates through a more elastic definition of the profession in response to the landscape.

9/19/18

Sept 19, 2018

Artist, architect, and preservationist Jorge Otero-Pailos focuses his work on experimental preservation and the idea that existing buildings and monuments can be re-imagined into powerful agents of cultural change. 

9/12/18

Sept 12, 2018

Two experts in airport master planning, design and development - Joseph Barden (BPS '86) of Landrum & Brown and Michael Doucette of Jacobs Engineering - lead a discussion on the evolution of the airport and the state of contemporary airport design and planning.