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 Events and Public Programs

11/13/19

Nov. 13, 2019

Peter Galison, the Joseph Pellegrino University Professor at Harvard University, works at the intersection of physics, history and philosophy of science, and film. Galison will present "Philosophy of the Shadow," addressing the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration's hunt for an objective image of a black hole

11/6/19

Nov. 6, 2019

Vanessa Watson, professor of urban planning at the University of Cape Town, is UB's 2019 Will and Nan Clarkson Chair in Planning. She will present a public lecture on the disconnect between visions for and realities in African cities and engage in workshops with faculty, students and community members.

10/30/19

Oct. 30, 2019

Join Ann Lui, founding principal of Chicago-based Future Firm, for a discussion on how alternative futures reconfigure our histories and current conditions, as well as the worlds to come? Lui is currently visiting associate professor of architecture at UB.

10/23/19

Oct. 23, 2019

Join us for a public lecture with Florian Idenburg, a Dutch architect and co-founder of SO-IL. Their award-winning practice is based in New York City and leading projects in Asia, Mexico and North America. In Western New York, SO-IL is creating a master plan for ArtPark.

10/16/19

Oct. 16, 2019

Delivering this year's Bethune Lecture is Harvard GSD Dean Sarah Whiting. In "Time is money," she considers the time side of this mantra of capitalism, focusing on how contemporary theorizations of time affect architectural education and practice. 

10/9/19

Oct. 9, 2019

Delivering this year's Jammal Lecture is Ahmad Zaki Sarferaz, mayor of Kabul and a 2014 graduate of UB. He will discuss the role of urban planning as the capital city of Afghanistan navigates rapid urbanization and rising citizen demands for services amidst ongoing conflict.

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.

8/15/19

Now in its fourth year, ACAW engages manufacturers, educators, architects, engineers and ceramic artists in hands-on innovation with terra cotta facades. The workshop takes place August 12-15, 2019.

Spring 2019 Public Programs

5/14/19

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

See student concepts in affordable housing developed under the direction of Brad Wales and the architecture program's Small Built Works program. Presented in partnership with PUSH Buffalo.

5/10/19

May 10, 2019

Join us as we celebrate Prof. Alfred Price's 42 years of dedicated service to teaching and research at the School of Architecture and Planning

5/6/19

May 6 - May 14, 2019

Join us for our Spring 2019 final reviews. The series of reviews starts with Freshman reviews starting May 6 and runs through May 14. Explore student work from freshman to senior studio, our graduate research groups and thesis and directed research from our master's programs. 

5/1/19

May 1, 2019
Come celebrate the 2018 - 2019 academic year with Awards Day! Come and have fun with awards, pizza, prizes and fun!

4/25/19

April 25, 2019
Five researchers from across UB share their scholarly passions in snappy seven minute presentations and lively Q&A.  Reception to follow.

4/25/19

April 25, 2019

Join ASHRAE Buffalo Student Chapter + UB AIAS for a Solar Decathlon “GRoW Home” Tour & Professional Networking Night.

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.

4/18/19

April 16 - May 16 (please not the rescheduled dates/times)

Join the School of Architecture and Planning's Resilient Buildings Lab for a series of webinars focused on the impacts of climate change on New York State’s building sector. Up to six AIA LU/HSW available. 

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. 

4/3/19

April 3, 2019
This symposium examines the racial discourses that subtended "American Architecture" movements during the long nineteenth century. 

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.

4/1/19

April 1 - 5, 2019

Celebrate the work and intellectural life of our school. Aterlier 2019 kicks off April 1 with Open Studio and concludes with our Beaux Arts Ball.

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. 

3/21/19

March 21, 2019
Join us for a critical conversation that draws lessons from Buffalo on the role of architecture and planning schools in place-based urban regeneration

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.

2/22/19

February 22, 2019 
Explore the intersection of architecture and deafness including the architecture of schools for the deaf, “Deaf Space”, and the impact of evolving technology and cultural attitudes toward deafness.

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

12/14/18

Friday, December 14, 2018
A pop-up exhibition of drawings documenting Buffalo’s most curious vernacular: the telescope houses of the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood

11/16/18

Nov. 16-18, 2018

Torn Space Theater and the School of Architecture and Planning present dual performances that bring audience together with light, sound and performance art in the context of Buffalo's cityscape

11/14/18

Nov 14, 2018 

Theodore S. Jojola of the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning presents "Indigenous Planning" and the use of cultural identity to inform community development.  

11/7/18

Nov 7, 2018

Architect, designer, and educator Meejin Yoon presents "Signal To Noise," which questions how architecture can communicate, create space, and focus attention in the age of accelerated signals.

10/26/18

Oct 26, 2018
Activists, officials, citizens of the Buffalo Niagara community and planning scholars are invited to a special public session of the national Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning conference to consider the future of Buffalo Niagara 50 years from now.