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Media Mentions

Our faculty are frequently called upon to inform critical issues facing the world today. See the latest faculty and school mentions in the press.


As this year's Reyner Banham Fellow, Emily Kutil will bring her interdisciplinary approach to an exploration of the history and future of water, land, power, and life in the Great Lakes Watershed.


An immersive pop-up exhibit that brings ocean pollution closer to people's minds was developed by UB architecture graduate Randy Fernando and the school's fabrication facilities.


A graduate studio that examined the feasibilty of innovation districts in Buffalo has earned a top award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.

As part of a multi-year initiative in Madrid, associate professor of architecture Joyce Hwang will join an international group of designers to explore how design can create a new discourse on climate change in the context of public space.
Thesis work by UB media architecture graduate Pinelopi Papadimitraki has won the Community Choice award for the 2019 Core77 Design Awards.

Architecture professor Korydon Smith's efforts to build a more inclusive coffee value chain are supporting peace and economic opportunity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

The City of Buffalo’s Green Code, developed with support from the School of Architecture and Planning’s Urban Design Project, has been recognized nationally for its standard-setting support of walkable, livable communities, as well as its strategic integration with the city’s comprehensive plan.

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

Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMCC) and the School of Architecture and Planning have launched “Building Together,” a partnership to engage community input in the medical center’s redevelopment of the long vacant 17-acre Kensington Heights property.
Thesis work by UB media architecture graduate Pinelopi Papadimitraki is in the running for the Community Choice award for the 2019 Core77 Design Awards.

Architecture professor Joyce Hwang's "Life Support" is a living art sculpture that transforms a dead, 400-year-old tree into functional habitat for bats, birds and reptiles. It was installed over the summer in an ecological offset zone in Canberra, Australia.

UB architecture student Jenna Herbert shares her exploration of digital fabrication and materiality as an exchange student at the Aarhus School of Architecture (Arkitektskolen Aarhus).