While medicine, law, and other professions have made
considerable progress, race and gender equity remains a major
concern in architecture and planning, and among the organizations
that oversee education and practice.
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 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.
CannonDesign has made a leadership gift to the School of
Architecture and Planning in recognition of the firm’s deep
connections to the school and as tribute to former CannonDesign
President and Co-Chairman Mark Mendell, who served as a founding
member of the school’s Dean’s Council.
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
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
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.