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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.

In the challenging context of accelerating climate dynamics, the core discipline of architectural design is evolving and embracing new forms of action.
A UB student's doctoral thesis on climate adaptation strategies for 45 coastal regions across the developing world reveals a complex policy landscape challenged by socio-economic sensitivity, insufficient infrastructure and limited adaptive capacity.

When John Eberhard was first in Buffalo and working to create a new architecture school at UB he met with the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects to explain his plans. During a question and answer period, a member named John Y. Sloan stood up and declared: “Dean Eberhard, I hope you are going to teach these people how to draw.” Without a pause, Eberhard replied, “Mr. Sloan, I am going to teach them how to think.”

The Department of Architecture welcomes a diverse team of scholars and professionals to its faculty.

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.

“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.
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. 
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 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.
A new student assistance fund has been made in the memory of a UB School of Architecture and Planning alumnus, Christopher Bovenzi (BPS ’84).
Six recent graduates of the School of Architecture and Planning, all rising stars in their fields, convened in Buffalo earlier this month to discuss their pathways into practice.
Shortly after earning her Master of Achitecture from UB's School of Architecture and Planning, Lemma Al-Ghanem headed to Jordan to join a humanitarian organization’s effort to build a sustainable classroom in Azraq Village.