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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 &
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Architectural historian Despina Stratigakos, an award-winning
scholar of modern German architecture, is at work on the first
in-depth study of the aesthetic and ideological constructions of
the "domestic" Adolf Hitler.
Two architecture faculty members have won an international
design competition with their proposal that the public be given
free rein to take over derelict strip mall sites like Buffalo's
Central Park Plaza and design and build their own urban communities
in a manner that would be, they say, "not unlike the settling of
the American frontier."
"Buoyant," a garden installation designed by Laura Garofalo,
assistant professor of architecture, has been selected by an
international jury to be featured at the 13th International Garden
Festival of Les Jardin de Métis (also known as Redford
Gardens), in Quebec, Canada.
A concept home designed with the help of Beth Tauke, associate
professor of architecture, has received a coveted 2012 Best of 50+
Housing Award from the National Association of Home Builders
Housing Council for a home that meets the physical needs and
lifestyle of baby boomers.
No one can say that Beth Tauke, associate professor of
architecture, isn’t taking full advantage of her access to
one of Buffalo’s most notable grain elevators—Marine A
on Childs Street, along the Buffalo River.
With the assistance of UB architecture and planning students,
Buffalo-area professional architects and their classroom teachers,
scores of elementary school children in several Buffalo schools
worked all semester to come up with unusual architectural
Even before Hadas Steiner arrived at UB 11 years ago, she had a
natural affinity for the university through her interest in the
figures of Reyner Banham, architectural critic and writer who
taught at UB, and John McHale, groundbreaking artist whose papers
were donated to the university by his wife Magda, a UB faculty
Two University at Buffalo architects presented a unique solution
to the uncomfortably chilly temperatures of an old stone building
in England as part of the sixth annual International Architecture
Festival, Eme3, held July 1-3 in Barcelona.
Mattel's Architect Barbie, icon of the building trades, is ready
for launch, thanks to the efforts of Despina Stratigakos, associate
professor of architecture, and Kelly Hayes McAlonie, architect and
interim director of UB's Capital Planning Group.
Joyce Hwang's new project -- a twisted tower designed to house
bats at Griffis Sculpture Park -- is raising awareness about the
animals and a fatal disease threatening their population in the
“Professor builds case for Barbie as architect,”
read the headline in the Sunday Buffalo News in early February. The
story detailed architecture faculty member Despina
Stratigakos’ campaign on behalf of Architect Barbie in a
contest to determine the doll’s next job.
Despina Stratigakos, PhD, assistant professor of architecture,
has received the prestigious 2009 Book Prize from the DAAD
(Deutscher Akadamischer Austausch Dienst/German Academic Exchange
Service), a publicly funded independent organization of higher
education institutions in Germany.