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A graduate preservation planning studio has completed an adaptive reuse proposal for a 19th century barn located on the historic Richardson Olmsted Complex in Buffalo.
This fall, two studios in the BA Environmental Design program were busy developing design recommendations for two critical sites spanning municipal borders in and around Buffalo.
Along with eleven other masters of urban planning students, I was part of an urban planning studio aimed at developing a vision for a new rail trail.

Four teams of senior architecture students were recognized for their proposals during the senior competition final review. The fall studio is the last design studio in the BS Arch curriculum, when students tackle integrated architectural design - a synthesis of concept and construct addressing design strategy, program, site, construction, and technology.

Five years ago, Ahmad Zaki Sarfaraz returned to Afghanistan with a UB degree in hand and aspirations to rebuild his war-torn country with the tools of urban planning.
As 2019 comes to a close, students in the School of Architecture and Planning pull out all the stops in preparing to present the projects that they have worked on through the course of the fall semester. Faculty and guest critics from firm and schools around the region come together to review student concepts and provide feedback.

To culminate our 50th anniversary year, the School of Architecture and Planning is curating an alumni exhibition celebrating the personal and professional achievements of 50 graduates from the past 50 years. All alumni invited to submit work for consideration. The exhibition will run April 1 - Sept. 30, 2020.

In his recently published book, assistant professor Charles Davis II reveals the ways in which parallels between racial and architectural characters provided a rationalist model of design that fashioned some of the most influential national building styles of the past.
A movement that came to be known as the School of Architecture and Planning's “maker culture” emerged in the 1990s. It expressed an interest in hands-on work, a desire to build at full-scale, a curiosity to explore the properties of building materials, an inclination to experiment and, most of all, a drive to experience the materiality of architecture in an unmediated way. 
UB’s Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA Center) is partnering with Erie County on a project to integrate design and livable communities strategies across all county departments.
A perforated metal facade developed by UB architecture professor Christopher Romano and Buffalo-based Rigizied Metals Corp. has earned an Architect's Newspaper Editors' Choice award for Best of Products in the facade category.
In line with our 50th anniversary focus on innovation in building and materials, we take a look back into the catalog of Professor Annette LeCuyer, who has authored several books on building technology in contemporary architecture.