In Ghana, a newborn child receives the names of both parents, which are often aspirations for the child’s future. Dr. Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah, the most recent faculty hire for the UB School of Architecture and Planning, is on a path to live up to his father’s name, Boamah, Helper of Nations.
An award-winning university project is returning home to South Campus. UB’s GRoW Home, a student-built solar home that traveled across the country to place atop the 2015 Solar Decathlon, is now being reassembled behind Hayes Hall.
Until three years ago Juweria Dahir (BA ’15) knew no one in Buffalo other than her husband and his family. Now she is more deeply immersed in the workings of this city, and in the lives and fortunes of its people, than most native-born residents.
For Samina Raja and members of the Food Lab at UB, food systems planning is a pursuit of equity and social justice for the people who have long been disenfranchised by traditional planning—the poor, people of color, immigrants and refugees.
Architecture professors Despina Stratigakos and Charles Davis have both received research awards from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts to advance critical work in architectural history.
What futures might we imagine for the workplace? This question drove the research of the Situated Technologies Graduate Design Studio, taught by Mark Shepard, associate professor of architecture and media study at UB.
At the beginning of the year these young architecture students approached the workshop timidly, with little to no experience in working with their hands. Now they move through the shop with confidence and demonstrait a strong understanding of the tools and how to uses them precisely and safely.
Ritual Space is a freshman architecture project that embraces the comprehensive studio model. Over the course of one year students learn to design and construct small wood joints that lead to full scale structural systems.