Faculty mailboxes typically don’t generate much
excitement. But when they’re in a building that’s on
the National Register of Historic Places, and that’s home to
an architecture school that has a reputation for
“making,” only the best, designed in-house, will
It was show-and-tell time for UB’s Communities of
Excellence last week as members of the research institutes that
have been impacting our world for the past two years gathered for
their annual progress review.
With Hurricane Irma leading to massive closures - including
hospitals - urban planning professor Daniel B. Hess, an expert on
emergecy planning infrastructure, explores the intensive work that
goes into hospital planning for catastrophic events.
Students took everyday items - plywood palettes and garbage
totes - and turned them into neighborhood beatification projects
for their own communities through a Center for Urban Studies summer
Preservation efforts must be galvanized; they require
mobilization, time and resources. Preservation planner and UB
professor Kerry Traynor was one of five architecture experts who
answered the question: What’s one American structure you wish
had been saved?