The School of Architecture and Planning at the University at
Buffalo is committed to becoming a leader in diversity and
inclusion within both the university and architecture and planning
The School of Architecture and Planning is housed in historic
Hayes and Crosby Halls on UB's South Campus. Our state-of-the-art
facilities and academic resources include the latest technology in
digital fabrication and computing to a specialized library for
architecture and planning.
The School of Architecture and Planning was created half a
century ago as a direct challenge to orthodox design education. We
live those original principles today, committed to architecture and
planning as interdisciplinary problem-solving enterprises, rooted
in social engagement, nourished by research-in-practice, animated
by making and doing, and committed to meeting the needs of clients,
communities, and society in an increasingly complex urban
The School of Architecture and Planning and the University at
Buffalo offer a range of financial support opportunities for
students. Resources range from financial aid to scholarships to
The School of Architecture and Planning, in partnership with the
university, our alumni, our faculty and staff, and our
philanthropic supporters, provides support to our undergraduate and
graduate students. In addition to tuition scholarships, stipends
for travel and supplies, and support for study abroad, our
students, like our faculty, are actively engaged in teaching,
research, and service—and are rewarded for their hard
The Dean’s Council is a leadership group of friends of the
School of Architecture and Planning dedicated to raising
the global profile of the school and advancing its academic
programs and research enterprise. Members of the Dean’s
Council include distinguished alumni and leading
professionals, from firm executives to educators. As champions of
the School of Architecture and Planning, members leverage their
diverse expertise and leadership positions to forge new connections
and build the school's network of support.
The School of Architecture and Planning, in partnership with
local chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the
American Planning Association, has developed a Professional Mentor
Program for alumni and friends to share their experiences and
advice with current students.
Search job and internship opportunities in architecture and
planning. The following openings require varying levels of
education and experience and have been posted by employers on UB
Career Services' BullsEye system.
A University at Buffalo architecture studio conceived as a
response to a century-old design competition on the urban grid has
garnered its own national attention as a winner of Architect
Magazine’s inaugural Studio Prize for excellence in studio
The University at Buffalo Food Systems Planning and Healthy
Communities Lab (Food Lab) has partnered with a United Nations
agency to lead a training session on food systems planning and
policy as part of an upcoming UN conference that happens once every
As he addressed the hundreds gathered in front of Hayes Hall for
the historic building's recent Grand Reopening Celebration, Dean
Robert Shibley exalted in the outcome of the five-year renovation
of a treasured university and community resource: "[It] has given
us the best of the old, and the best of the new."
UB architect Joyce Hwang’s latest animal architecture
creation is a bird-friendly public art installation that both
promotes awareness of local avian species and calls attention to a
common but often invisible peril: bird-glass window collisions.
A group of 12 students are immersed in the landscape of Spain's
historic capital of Madrid as part of a new study abroad program
that combines intense production with daily "seeing and drawing"
tours and cultural experiences.