One has spent the past 12 years helping to rebuild Ground Zero.
The other applies the tools of urban planning to help fight
epidemics from Ethiopia to Afghanistan. Both are alums of the
School of Architecture and Planning and among this year’s
winners of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the UB Alumni
A planning scholar investigating the experience of LGBT older
adults in community and residential settings will walk the stage at
the school’s Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 19, as the
first graduate of UB’s PhD program in urban and regional
Madelaine Britt, who will graduate on Friday with degrees in
political science and environmental design, has been honored with a
2017 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence for her
academic achievements and commitment to grassroots activism in food
security, affordable housing and economic justice.
The School of Architecture and Planning will award its Dean's
Medal to alumna Diane Georgopulos (BA '73) and posthumously to
architects Ted Lownie and Mark Mendell, beloved friends of the
school and leaders in their profession.
The collection of grain elevators at Silo City is an impressive
enough site, the industrial behemoths towering over the Buffalo
River. But a project created by UB freshman architecture students
this spring lends a unique perspective to the grain elevators, and
Architecture professor Joyce Hwang is one of six recipients of
the 2017 Urban Edge Award from the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning. The
recognition put Hwang on site in the City of Milwaukee for a series
of site studies on adaptive reuse strategies along the Kinnickinnic
Teams of UB graduate students in real estate development,
architecture, and urban planning recently presented recommendations
for how three centrally-located parking lots in downtown Buffalo
could eventually be redeveloped.
Events range from a talk addressing malnutrition among children
in developing countries, to hosting leaders from across the Western
Hemisphere for the biennial meeting of the Interamerican Network
for Healthy Habitats.
The same dimpled surface that allows a golf ball to slice
through the air is applied to the exterior of a high-rise building
to reduce wind load. The design by Jin Young Song and an engineer
with SOM was a finalist in an international competition.