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“More architects and planners should be running for government,” says Town of Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa, who holds three degrees from the School of Architecture and Planning.

This year’s class of eight Champions for Change have germinated action plans for initiatives as diverse as a tiny house movement on Buffalo’s East Side, a greenhouse to grow food year-round in Niagara Falls, and a community action group in the village of Springville.

The School of Architecture and Planning welcomes Madeline Burke-Vigeland, AIA, principal of Gensler and dedicated champion for the school and Buffalo, as keynote speaker for its 47th Commencement ceremony. 

The project partners for the redesign of LaSalle Park say the groundwork laid by UB’s Regional Institute has been critical to the project.

Syria native Ayla Abiad (MArch '12) will share her work serving refugees and immigrants with thousands of architects gathering next month for the 2019 conference of the American Institute of Architects. 

Ilhamdaniah's research advances understanding of suburban neighborhood change and school performance in the context of declining and shrinking metropolitan areas.

Dawn Aprile has 25 years of experience in the field of real estate development. A graduate of MS in Real Estate Development program at UB's School of Architecture and Planning, she is the founder and president of Dawn Aprile & Company in Rochester, N.Y.

Last month, students in UB's real estate development program spent the day in Toronto touring and meeting with project leaders of one of North America's largest urban developments, the 800-acre Sidewalk Toronto project.

The Buffalo firm HHL Architects, whose ties to the school date back to 1969 when both organizations were founded, has established a student assistance fund to commemorate the 50-year-old partnership.
Last April, in a move signaling the company’s pivot from ride sharing to non-vehicular transportation, Uber — recently named the most valuable venture-backed U.S. startup — purchased a bike-share company for a reported $200 million.

Leaders from UB, the Yale School of Architecture, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design gathered recently to consider how their programs shape the cities around them.


A proposal by professor Jin Young Song that envisions a more efficient assembly system for steel construction has been announced as a 2019 Forge Prize Phase 1 Winner.