In Ghana, a newborn child receives the names of both parents,
which are often aspirations for the child’s future. Dr.
Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah, the most recent faculty hire for the UB
School of Architecture and Planning, is on a path to live up to his
father’s name, Boamah, Helper of Nations.
An award-winning university project is returning home to South
Campus. UB’s GRoW Home, a student-built solar home that
traveled across the country to place atop the 2015 Solar Decathlon,
is now being reassembled behind Hayes Hall.
For Samina Raja and members of the Food Lab at UB, food systems
planning is a pursuit of equity and social justice for the people
who have long been disenfranchised by traditional
planning—the poor, people of color, immigrants and
Architecture professors Despina Stratigakos and Charles Davis
have both received research awards from the Graham Foundation for
Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts to advance critical work in
Until three years ago Juweria Dahir (BA ’15) knew no one
in Buffalo other than her husband and his family. Now she is more
deeply immersed in the workings of this city, and in the lives and
fortunes of its people, than most native-born residents.
An assortment of turn-of-the-century artifacts from the Larkin
Company and its Frank Lloyd Wright-designed administrative building
rest upon the craftsmanship of UB architecture students in
“Wright’s Larkin,” an exhibition on industry and
the Arts and Crafts Movement, now on view in UB’s Hayes