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6/3/16

Imagine redesigning a city in only 2 days. That’s exactly what American and Estonian students did recently as part of a summer study abroad program in Estonia under the direction of urban and regional planning faculty member Daniel B. Hess.

5/23/16

Architectural historian Despina Stratigakos has been invited to advance her research on the wide-ranging architectural influences of Germany’s Third Reich as a 2016-17 member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, one of the world’s leading centers for “curiosity-driven” research and a bastion for academic freedom. 

5/23/16

The 2016 echo Art Fair in Buffalo, a fine arts exposition that has emerged as one of the region’s most notable art events, opens this weekend with its first-ever architecture exhibition, “Light Industry.”

5/10/16

The latest publication from UB architectural historian Despina Stratigakos uses the architectural profession as a lens to examine issues that affect women across male-dominated occupations, from a lack of female role models to unequal pay.

5/10/16

As part of the school's "Collaboration + Competition" course this past spring, architecture students worked with community organizations to launch a design ideas competition for a "summer place" for young audiences at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor.

6/17/15

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.

6/15/15

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. 

5/28/15

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

5/20/15

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

5/18/15

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

5/12/15

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

5/1/15

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

4/29/15

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 School of Architecture and Planning’s Jordan Geiger.

4/10/15

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

4/8/15

The School of Architecture and Planning’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.

3/12/15

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.

3/10/15

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.

2/18/15

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. 

1/27/15

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.

1/23/15

The School of Architecture and Planning will offer a new graduate specialization in real estate development beginning in September.

1/14/15

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.”

12/19/14

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.

12/1/14

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.

12/1/14

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

11/21/14

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

11/19/14

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

11/3/14

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.

10/17/14

The School of Architecture and Planning 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.

10/16/14

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

10/7/14

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.

8/28/14

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.

8/27/14

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

8/27/14

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

8/27/14

An architect and urban designer, Shannon Bassett joins the School of Architecture and Planningas an assistant professor of architecture. Her research teaching, writing and practice operate at the intersection of architecture, urban design and ecological systems. 

8/27/14

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

8/27/14

Erkin Özay, who joins the School of Architecture and Planning as an assistant professor of architecture, is a registered architect and an urbanist with a research focus on urban asset distribution practices and their spatial impacts on the city.

8/27/14

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

8/27/14

Julia Jamrozik's research focues on public space, public buildings and the role of both playfulness and play in shaping these environments. She joins the School of Architecture and Planning as an assistant professor of architecture.

8/27/14

Nicholas Rajkovich's research investigates the intersection of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and adaptation to climate change. He comes to the School of Architecture and Planning as an assistant professor of architecture.

8/11/14

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

7/30/14

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.”

7/24/14

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.

7/9/14

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

7/3/14

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.

 

7/3/14

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

6/9/14

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. 

 

6/3/14

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.

5/12/14

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

 

5/5/14

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.

5/5/14

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

4/28/14

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 School of Architecture and Planning community’s collective work in rebuilding cities and regions.

4/22/14

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.

4/7/14

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

4/1/14

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.

3/11/14

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

3/10/14

Jin Young Song, assistant professor of architecture at the School of Architecture and Planning, 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.

3/5/14

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.

2/28/14

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.

2/25/14

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.

2/17/14

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.

2/14/14

Joyce Hwang, whose eco-sculptures provide habitat for bats and birds and call attention to misunderstood or ignored ecological conditions, has received a 2014 Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League of New York, one of the most coveted awards in the field.

1/31/14

Sean Burkholder, assistant professor of architecture, discusses his investigation of the Great Lakes region and "Designing Dredge," a competition he's launching to reimagine Toledo's riverfront dredge.

1/13/14

Buffalo Public School third-graders dreamed up dwellings for outer space while eighth-graders planned tenements and factories as part of this year's Architecture + Education program. The program enlists faculty, students and alumni of the School of Architecture and Planning to introduce young people to architecture as a profession. 

1/3/14

Over the past two years, architecture faculty and students have been deeply entrenched with Boston Valley Terra Cotta and Rigidized Metals, testing options to digitally enhance terra cotta restoration, pushing the limits of design and performance for metals, and working side-by-side with sculptors and metal fabricators in a rich exchange of knowledge and innovation.

12/19/13

In a lovely ceremony in Forest Lawn cemetary, Buffalo's architecture community commemorated the 100th anniversary of the death of Louise Bethune, the first professional female architect in the United States. 

12/19/13

Despina Stratigakos, associate professor of architecture, has launched a viral campaign to write female architects into digital history.

12/17/13

Two undergraduate architecture students reflect on the School of Architecture and Planning experience in this recent article in the UB Spectrum.

12/16/13

Researchers at the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access are working with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to test features that could make public transit better for all riders.

12/12/13

The School of Architecture and Planning recently held the inaugural convening of its Dean’s Council, a leadership group of distinguished alumni and top practitioners from across the U.S. that will work to raise the school’s global profile, build its network of support and forge new connections with the professions. 

12/3/13

The School of Architecture and Planning was among a group of top U.S. architecture schools singled out for their state-of-the-art fabrication facilities by the University College Dublin as it develops a new shop for its College of Engineering & Architecture.

11/25/13

Associate Professor Joyce Hwang and Clinical Assistant Professor Dennis Maher have both received highly competitive grants through the Artist Fellowship Program of the New York Foundation for the Arts. They are among only 91 artists or collaborative teams selected from nearly 3,000 applicants state-wide.  

11/18/13

The University at Buffalo's William R. Greiner Hall has won a national award for its innovations in design and construction. The Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access played a central role on the project's design team, working closely with Cannon Design to integrate accessibility features. 

11/13/13

Jin Young Song, assistant professor of architecture, has won the Grand Prize in the 2013 Hyundai Engineering & Construction Technology Forum for his proposal for a prefabricated unit for apartment remodeling.

11/12/13

Over the past two decades, hundreds of students participating in the School of Architecture and Planning’s Habitat for Humanity program have raised 56 homes across Buffalo, gaining hands-on experience in building and construction and rebuilding entire neighborhoods along the way.

11/11/13

Architecture faculty members Nicholas Bruscia and Nicholas Bruscia have won an international competition with their proposal to build a wall from panels of super-thin steel folded into wild geometric patterns.

10/22/13

Dean Robert G. Shibley, who led the master planning process for Buffalo’s comprehensive plan and downtown plan, shares his thoughts on the Rust Belt city’s rebirth.

10/4/13

Undergraduate architecture students Wei Dai and Minku Jeon placed second in the 2012-13 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Fabric in Architecture Competition.

10/4/13

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the School of Architecture and Planning are collaborating on a five-year, $4.6 million federally funded project to advance physical access and public transportation for people with disabilities by bringing together computer science technology and the principles of universal design.

10/1/13

Robert G. Shibley, professor and dean of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, has received the American Institute of Architects New York State (AIANYS) 2013 Educator Award.

9/23/13

A sculptural wall designed by architecture faculty members Christopher Romano and Nicholas Bruscia is a finalist in SKIN, an international competition in computational design to push the performative and aesthetic potential of facades.

9/20/13

The School of Architecture and Planning played a critical role in the conception, design and development of Burchfield Penney Art Center's "Front Yard" installation, the world’s first permanent, environmentally-responsive, outdoor audio and video installation.

9/19/13

Architecture faculty members Chris Romano and Nick Bruscia have just created a self-supporting wall made of 152 panels of super-thin, textured steel. Sited at the entrance to Silo City and its hulking grain elevators, the experiment in facade design for metals is the result of the Department of Architecture's ongoing research partnership with Rigidized Metals Corporation.

9/6/13

MirrorMirror, an inventive, mirrored, street tent designed by architecture faculty members Geog Rafailidis and Stephanie Davidson, is returning to town this weekend for the echo Art Fair.

9/6/13

The School of Architecture and Planning welcomes five new faculty members this fall in architecture and urban and regional planning.

9/3/13

Domus, an international magazine on architecture, art and design, recently sat down with Dean Robert Shibley to investigate the process behind the realization of UB's Solar Strand.

9/2/13

Urban and regional planning faculty member Harry Warren, along with architecture faculty members Hiro Hata and Michael Williams, all of H+W Studio, have been retained as part of a team to design several facilities for the Canalside development project on the Buffalo waterfront.

 

6/21/13

Elevator B, a steel tower that UB students designed and built to house a colony of bees along Buffalo’s waterfront, continues to receive recognition from the international architecture community.

6/6/13

“MirrorMirror” by Georg Rafailidis and Stephanie Davidson is the winner of this year’s biennial open international architecture competition to re-invent temporary street tent structures. The competition was organized by the Storefront for Art and Architecture and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City.

6/5/13

Abitare, an international design magazine, profiles award-winning faculty member at the School of Architecture and Planning, noting her efforts to champion architecture as a career for women.

5/28/13

The ancient art of shaping terra cotta is getting a modern twist at Boston Valley Terra Cotta, a Western New York manufacturer that has performed restoration work on historic buildings from San Francisco’s Russ Building to Chicago’s Rookery and Buffalo’s own Guaranty Building.

5/27/13

The School of Architecture and Planning is excited to report on the first meeting of the “Buffalo in…” series, a new program to build connections among alumni and engage our graduates in the energy and growth of our school. 

5/24/13

Three UB students took first place in the University at Buffalo’s Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC) for their plan to manufacture a material coating that can regulate heat from the sun in any building creating “smart” windows or surfaces.

5/22/13

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is bestowing a national award on an architecture education program that UB School of Architecture and Planning students, alumni and faculty help to run.

5/14/13

Congratulations to this year's student award winners. Graduate and undergraduate students in architecture and planning are recognized for academic excellence through our annual Award's Day celebration and at Commencement.

5/3/13

Beth Tauke, associate professor of architecture and associate dean for academic affairs, presented the body as the most important site of design in the 21st century, part of a recent TEDx event at the University at Buffalo.

3/21/13

Elevator B, a honeycomb-themed tower housing bees on Buffalo’s waterfront designed and built by five architecture students, has won a highly regarded international architecture award.

3/21/13

Architecture students envision over 60 different designs for an expansion to the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. Six of the top student designs are on exhibit at the Botanical Gardnes through May 12.

2/14/13

Twenty-one architecture students spent winter break traveling throughout the southern U.S. on a trip designed to expose students to architecture in their own country.

2/8/13

Jordan Geiger, assistant professor of architecture, says his research is inspired by the 'messy tangle' created by recent global influences on architecture.

1/31/13

If it were possible to capture the soul of a city inside a single home, it might look something like the house that Dennis Maher has spent the past three years refurbishing on Buffalo’s West Side.