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UB's chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students earned honorable mention in the Barbara G. Laurie Annual Student Design Competition for its proposed cultural center for a Los Angeles neighborhood that once restricted minorities from living there.

UB professor of architecture Annette LeCuyer, who has guided students through the undergraduate program’s most challenging courses, has been recognized by the university with the 2016 Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring.

The School of Architecture and Planning community is mourning the loss of a longstanding friend and leader in the profession. Mark Mendell, retired president and co-chairman of CannonDesign and one of six founding members of the School of Architecture and Planning’s Dean’s Council, died Oct. 25, 2016, at the age of 77.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc across New York City in 2012, causing around $65 billion in damage and killing more than 150 people. Two years later, on the other end of the state, the “Snowvember” storm dumped 7 feet of snow on parts of Buffalo, destroying roofs across the region and causing 14 fatalities.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – In an unassuming row house on Pittsburgh’s North Side, an architectural fantasy world consisting of thousands of found and altered objects – columns, drawers, dollhouses, cabinets and toys – extends throughout the walls, floors and ceilings.

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 curricula. 

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 20 years.
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."

Hundreds are expected to attend the two-day celebration. Participation is also available via social media and select live streaming.


Architecture and planning students are raving about the new design and technology upgrades.