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Dean Robert Shibley has been selected among an esteemed class of 25 top educators in architecture and design by DesignIntelligence, an international publication for design leaders.


FALSE POSITIVE by architecture and media study professor Mark Shepard deploys text messaging and 'stealth infrastructure' to heighten awareness of the data we generate through the course of our daily lives and how it can be used by evermore sophisticated forms of profiling.


Civil rights leader Shirley Sherrod shared her powerful message of hope and resiliency amid overwhelming obstacles as part of a food justice event organized this week by the Food Lab in the Buffalo School.


Architecture professor Joyce Hwang celebrates and centralizes urban wildlife in a trio of projects on display at the "Outside Design" exhibition as part of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, which runs through December 19.


Architecture faculty member Miguel Guitart is co-editor of the just-released Architectural Practice II, the second publication in a series exploring how practicing, researching and teaching architects reflect on the early stages of their design.


Sunlight falls through tall arched windows, illuminating a dusty concrete floor and, at the center of it, the orderly assemblage of gears, parts and levers that forms the ticking mechanical heart of the Hayes Hall clock.


A group of architects, professors and activists, including the Buffalo School's Despina Stratigakos, recently came together for the 3rd Wikipedia Editathon in New York City to to celebrate and write into history women who have played significant roles in the American built environment.

The School of Architecture and Planning's Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center) has received a fourth round of federal funding to continue its work on a wide range of universal design projects.
Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, an important piece of Buffalo's architectural and cultural history, is now officially on the National Register of Historic Places, thanks, in part, to the efforts of students in the Buffalo School’s historic preservation program. 
Countless hours of designing, building, fine-tuning and fundraising over the past two and a half years have paid off for the more than 200 University at Buffalo students and faculty members who worked on the GRoW Home.

Developed by the Buffalo School's preservation planning studio, the master plan provides historical context and design guidelines for waterfront site after demolition of Paul Rudolph-designed housing complex.


This year's Banham Fellow, architect and writer Ang Li, will lead a yearlong seminar and site-specific installations that explore the role of the industrial monument as a trope in architectural history and practice.


“Line Garden,” a playful landscape of commercial barrier tape designed by architecture professors Julia Jamrozik Coryn Kempster is again featured in the International Garden Festival of Les Jardin de Métis.


A new book by UB architectural historian Despina Stratigakos shows how propagandists used lifestyle stories to soften Hitler’s image prior to World War II.


Photos and renderings reveal how the 1800s South Campus landmark is being transformed into a modern space for work and learning.

Jin Young Song, assistant professor of architecture at the Buffalo School, recently received 2nd place in an international competition to design housing for the Dharavi Slum in Mumbai, India, using repurposed shipping containers.

The exhibition draws on a five-week summer tour of 37 American cities and 19 states and the experiences and encounters with variations of the urban grid. 


"The Depth of the Skin" by Miguel Guitart explores the architectural skin and human experiences within.


WBFO's Chris Caya talks to the Buffalo School students and faculty about their entry into in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. 


Interviewed prominently on, Prof. Edward Steinfeld reflected on the past 25 years after the American with Disabilities Act passage.


Dean Shibley has helped bring Buffalo and its revitalization into the national spotlight. Now, R-House Radio Show's Peter Hunt asks, "How can we maintain this momentum?"


In a spectacular move-out event, a solar home a UB team is building was wheeled out of a Tonawanda warehouse and into the sun.


The Buffalo School’s Department of Architecture received a positive review by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The rigorous external evaluation measures the quality of the program against a set of standards for architecture programs across the U.S.


The Hayes Hall clock tower, freshly painted, gleamed in the August sun. Addressing the crowd, Dean Robert Shibley made a Babe Ruth gesture to the iconic clock tower: “We’ve waited long enough, folks. By 2015, we’re going home.”


The dramatic renovation of Hayes Hall matches the indomitable spirit of an architecture school on the rise. Read this recent feature article in UB's AtBuffalo magazine for alumni and friends.


The Graham Foundation grant will support the publication of the first in-depth study of the aesthetic and ideological constructions of the "domestic" Adolf Hitler and how this was used to soften his public image and seduce audiences in Germany and abroad. 


Follow Lisa, Dan, Alan, Quincy, Greg, Carl, Marius, Nahshon, Eliana, Gary, Kamilah and Crystal right here as they blog about their experiences as architects and as students in the beautiful, fascinating and rapidly changing country of China.


UB will invest $25 million in a major multi-disciplinary research initiative to confront grand challenges facing humankind. Buffalo School faculty members are the forefront of two of these 'Communities of Excellence': Global Halth Equity and SMART (Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies).


A recently published article by Hadas Steiner explores ecological influences on architecture in the postwar period.


The American Planning Association, which sponsored the competition, announced the finalists last month at the APA national conference in Seattle, where the Buffalo School students also had the opportunity to formally present their ideas.  


The Buffalo School has announced that Howard Zemsky, the Buffalo developer turned state economic development leader, will receive the 2015 Dean's Medal.


This past spring break, while many students were vacationing or catching up on assignments, a contingent of Buffalo School students and faculty were busy presenting work, collaborating with partners and touring sites in South Korea.


The theatre term “entr’acte,” or the interval between acts in a play, becomes a vehicle to explore the interstices of architecture and new media - and the formation of new publics - in an edited volume just published by the Buffalo School’s Jordan Geiger.


Jennifer Whittaker (MUP '15), an emerging leader in food systems planning, has just earned the distinguished SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.


The two-year fellowship will take Hess, associate professor of urban and regional planning, across the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to research design and planning solutions for aging Soviet-era housing estates.


R.J. Multari, assistant dean for undergraduate education at the Buffalo School, has been recognized by Erie Community College for his work in aligning the college’s architecture technology program with the Buffalo School’s undergraduate program.


The Buffalo School’s Department of Architecture received a positive review by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The rigorous external evaluation measures the quality of the program against a set of standards for architecture programs across the U.S.


The One Region Forward Community Congress on February 12, 2015, welcomed over 150 guests in celebrating nearly three years of research, community engagement, partnership building and planning by over 5,000 citizens and more than 700 local organizations. 


Over 100 citizens across Western New York are better prepared to effect change in their communities thanks to a planning boot camp offered by the Buffalo School and its UB Regional Institute.


A new cafe on Buffalo's West Side, designed by UB architects Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis, prompts us to rethink how we heat — and use — the space we occupy in winter.


A group of UB architects and engineers are mid-way through a multi-year initiative to design, build and program a suite of tools that would not only improve the life of the mason but break new ground for architecture and robotics.


A group of Buffalo Public Schools students are responsible for the award-winning idea that claimed a regional prize as the “Most Inspiring Essay” in the 2014 Future City Competition, sponsored by DiscoverE, the philanthropic arm of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NPSE).


Dozens of regional partners will meet on Feb. 25 to discuss how we can make Erie County a great place to live for everyone


Eight communities across the country will receive training and assistance to link family farmers and local residents who lack access to healthy food.


Two UB faculty members, including Ernest Sternberg, professor and chair of urban and regional planning, have co-authored a book on the planning decisions and engineering challenges that surround one of this nation’s most significant pieces of public infrastructure: bridges.


The Buffalo School will offer a new graduate specialization in real estate development beginning in September.


The Buffalo School and the design process behind its lecture series poster was featured along with that of several of the nation’s top architecture programs in a recent article on Archinect


Jin Young Song, assistant professor of architecture, has received funding from the New York State Council on the Arts to develop a facade that imitates the leaves of a tree in its dappling and diffusion of natural light.


An expert on economic modeling related to natural and man-made disasters, JiYoung Park is co-editor of a new book that assesses simulated events ranging from attacks on sports stadiums to the spread of foot-and-mouth disease.



An article in The Wall Street Journal listing “The Best Architecture of 2014” includes the University at Buffalo’s Solar Strand, calling 3,200-panel, ground-mounted photovoltaic array a “small but telling model of landscape architecture at its most forward-thinking.”


UB’s engagement with partner organizations to restore and preserve Western New York’s natural environment, including work led by the School of Architecture and Planning, has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council.


Earlier this semester, architecture students from UB’s Alpha Rho Chi fraternity created a three-story mural of Buffalo in Crosby Hall to celebrate the school’s close engagement with the city.


Dean Shibley presents the Buffalo School as a case study in collaborative research, teaching and practice in architecture and urban planning.


Two projects by Buffalo School architecture and planning students were selected as "Best Projects" in the Student Project Showcase at the New York Upstate APA 2014 Conference.


Touch-responsive maps designed in part by UB researchers give independence to the visually impaired.


A recent study by Robert Mark Silverman that revisits the "chicken-and-egg" dilemma around neighborhood revitalization and educational reform has earned the 2014 Best Article Award from Leadership and Policy in Schools, the journal in which it was published.


Georine Pierre and James Kubiniec, leaders of UB's chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students, recently represented UB at the national conference in Philadelphia.


The Graduate Planning Student Association recently transformed a parking spot on UB's South Campus into a mini-park promoting alternative means of transportation for the UB community. The effort was part of an annual worldwide event in which artists, designers and citizens turn metered parking spots into temporary public parks.


The Buffalo School had more awards than any other unit at UB in a snapshot of faculty awards of national significance presented last week at the university's annual Celebration of Academic Excellence.


The AIANYS has recognized Linsey Graff (MArch '10) for her leadership and commitment to community outreach, education and diversity in the profession.


New study led by Samina Raja, associate professor of urban and regional planning, outlines seven factors that led one of America’s poorest cities to embrace farming, urban chickens and more.


Architect Barbie was released by Mattel in 2011 to inspire young girls to make their mark on a profession where women remain grossly underrepresented. Three years later, co-creators Kelly Hayes McAlonie and Despina Stratigakos head to Washington, DC, on Oct. 23, 2014, to reflect on how the gender debate in architecture has changed.


A mural honoring the Fruit Belt that was created by dozens of Buffalo Public School students working with the Center for Urban Studies was recently unveilved as part of the renaming ceremony of Public School No. 37.


Kathryn Bryk Friedman of the UB Regional Institute, a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center and a professor of law and policy, has been appointed to a prominent SUNY fellowship program to foster research collaborations across the state campus system.


As the 2014-15 Banham Fellow, Carver will examine the relationship of state funding and public infrastructure to civic identity in Buffalo through a yearlong seminar, site-specific installations and a public symposium.


These new members of the Buffalo School community bring diverse research interests that cross the disciplines of architecture, urban design and urban planning.


Jordan Geiger, Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture, explores the spatial possibilities of the “Phantom Tollbooth Plazas” in new journal published by Columbia University


Architizer, an international online forum for design and architecture, has named a minimalist dining set designed by Jin Young Song, assistant professor of architecture, as one of the “Hottest Products Trending this Summer.”


UB's School of Architecture and Planning and School of Social Work are partnering with a national poverty organization in sponsoring a conference on policy and programmatic reponses to poverty at the local, national and global scale.



The 2014 AIA National Convention was the setting for "Buffalo in Chicago," a celebratory gathering of alumni, friends, current students and Buffalo School leaders in honor of Dean Robert Shibley, a 2014 recipient of the AIA's Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture.


Edward H. Steinfeld, SUNY Distinguished Professor at the University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning, will receive one of his field’s most significant honors: the James Haecker Award for Distinguished Leadership in Architectural Research.


Reducing one’s carbon footprint. Becoming comfortable with public transit. Exploring Buffalo. Those are some of the findings of a study, led by Daniel B. Hess, associate professor of urban and regional planning, which examined a pilot program that offered Metro Rail use to UB students, faculty and staff.


MirrorMirror, the award-winning temporary street tent by architecture professors Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis, has again been recognized by the international design community.


Trenton Van Epps (Architecture BS ‘14) was recently awarded the 2014 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence in recognition of his exemplary academic record and his active involvement and leadership in the community and campus life. 



Recently named an “Emerging Voice” from the Architectural League of New York, Joyce Hwang has brought her project “Bat Cloud” to the 2014 International Architectural Biennale Rotterdam (IABR 2014) as part of its “Urban by Nature” exhibit.



Beth Tauke, associate professor of architecture and associate dean for academic affairs, has been awarded the President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring in recognition of her service to students over the past three decades.


More than 1,200 planners, urbanists, architects and leaders of the emerging cities movement are in Buffalo this week for the Congress for New Urbanism’s national conference, and faculty members and students from UB's School of Architecture and Planning will be among those leading the conversation.


Jesse Pringle (MArch ‘14) was recently awarded first place in a state-wide design competition for his proposal of a barn owl shelter that addresses the species’ loss of habitat and depleted feeding grounds and provides for co-habitation with humans.

CannonDesign, an international design firm with a global network of offices, was founded in 1945 by two brothers, Will Jr. and Don Cannon, one an architect, the other an engineer. 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has cited the University at Buffalo as a national best practice for its community outreach and development efforts in downtown Buffalo and its surrounding neighborhoods. Among the model programs highlighted by HUD were several planning efforts being led by the Buffalo School and its Center for Urban Studies, UB Regional Institute and Urban Design Project.


Two UB architecture faculty members have won internationally-prominent lifetime achievement awards for their “significant and lasting” contributions to environmental design research, practice and teaching.


Urban planning students from UB's School of Architecture and Planning will present findings from their semester-long study of Niagara Falls' Main Street and Niagara Gorge Corridors to members of the public on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.


The Buffalo School has announced two recipients of its 2014 Dean's Medal in recognition of their extraordinary accomplishments in our professions.


Robert G. Shibley, dean of UB’s School of Architecture and Planning, is being recognized by the American Institute Architects New York State for his design influence on public architecture across the state.


Despina Stratigakos, associate professor of architecture, chronicles the history of women in architecture in the United States for the National Women’s History Museum. 


The Buffalo in Philadelphia program kicked off on March 19 with a gathering of alumni and friends eager to reconnect, share memories and consider the Buffalo School community’s collective work in rebuilding cities and regions.


Architecture faculty members Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis are in the running for the 2014 AZ Awards from AZURE magazine for their Mirror Mirror tents, and the public can help them win.


Two projects by Buffalo School faculty members have landed prizes through the Architizer A+ Awards program, a competitive annual contest that draws entries from around the world.


Architecture faculty members Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis, along with their students, will present work in the National Council on Education in Ceramic Arts’ 48 annual conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this spring.


The School of Architecture and Planning is now offering two new programs in historic preservation: A master of science in architecture degree, and an 18-credit advanced certificate program.


This Saturday, Oct. 4, the School of Architecture and Planning and the One Region Forward initiative will celebrate the Citizen Planning School’s first year of idea-creation through a multimedia “Idea Summit.”



Two teams of architecture faculty members are in the running for Architizer A+ Awards and the public can help them win.


Jin Young Song, assistant professor of architecture at the Buffalo School, is a finalist for an Architizer A+ Award for his design of a dining set that folds up into a compact cube, serving as a practical and minimalistically designed artifact for modern lifestyles.


Architecture facutly members Nicholas Bruscia and Christopher Romano are in the running for two Architizer A+ Awards for their free-standing wall of super-thin steel, and the public can help them win.


Kideney Architects, a long-standing supporter of UB and the School of Architecture and Planning, has committed $25,000 in scholarship support to help bring the most qualified aspiring architects to Buffalo.


Assistant Professor of Architecture Jin Young Song was recently awarded Special Mention for Slanted Memorial , a housing and memorial project, in the 2013 d3 Unbuilt Visions Competition.


Communities looking to broaden access to healthy food and sustain local farms and food production have a new resource:, a repository of information on food systems planning.


As the 2014 recipient of the 2014 William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning, Samina Raja recently participated in the Dale Prize Colloquium at Cal Poly Pomona.


Dean Robert Shibley will receive the American Institute of Architects’ prestigious Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture, honoring his leadership in design advoacy through more than 40 years of public service as a practitioner, teacher and scholar. Citing Shibley's planning and design efforts in Buffalo, the award puts the region in the national spotlight.


Led by the School of Architecture and Planning, UB students and professors will build a 1,400-square-foot solar-powered home as finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy’s elite Solar Decathlon competition.