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9/14/17

With Hurricane Irma leading to massive closures - including hospitals - urban planning professor Daniel B. Hess, an expert on emergecy planning infrastructure, explores the intensive work that goes into hospital planning for catastrophic events.

9/8/17

Preservation efforts must be galvanized; they require mobilization, time and resources. Preservation planner and UB professor Kerry Traynor was one of five architecture experts who answered the question: What’s one American structure you wish had been saved?

8/10/17

Architecture professor Nick Rajkovich shares urban planning and design adaptations as cities face more frequent and extreme high-heat events.

8/1/17

Architecture professor Korydon Smith says health care reform and America's aging infrastructure should be part of the same debate.

7/10/17

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.

6/15/17

A colorful set of wooden cubes and cases is playing a foundational role in activating the Hayes Hall atrium gallery as a dynamic space for public events, exhibitions and even play.

6/13/17

Among the 11 awards presented at the 2017 WNYAPA awards ceremony, six were given to individuals or projects representing students, faculty and alumni of the School of Architecture and Planning.  

5/12/17

The School of Architecture and Planning will award its Dean's Medal to alumna Diane Georgopulos (BA '73) and posthumously to architects Ted Lownie and Mark Mendell, beloved friends of the school and leaders in their profession.

1/13/17

john powell, director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley, is a legal scholar and internationally recognized thought leader on questions of race, equity and social justice. He will visit UB Feb. 6-10, 2017, as the Will and Nan Clarkson Chair in Planning.

10/7/16

A University at Buffalo architecture studio conceived as a response to a century-old design competition on the urban grid has garnered its own national attention as a winner of Architect Magazine’s inaugural Studio Prize for excellence in studio curricula. 

9/21/16

Architecture and planning students are raving about the new design and technology upgrades.

7/27/16

Edmund B. Hayes Hall, the iconic building with a fascinating story on the University at Buffalo’s South Campus, has been named to the National Register of Historic Places.

7/22/16

A group of 12 students are immersed in the landscape of Spain's historic capital of Madrid as part of a new study abroad program that combines intense production with daily "seeing and drawing" tours and cultural experiences. 

7/20/16

A UB-Habitat for Humanity pilot project aims to incorporate universal design principles into home renovation and construction.

7/5/16

Professor Bradshaw Hovey suggests persistence of patterns and shared values across the first 50 years of the School of Architecture and Planning. Help reveal the heart of our school - share your story and be part of Hovey's monograph commemorating the 50th anniversary of our school.

6/10/16

Over one week in late May, teams of University at Buffalo students representing a range of fields —architecture and planning, engineering, public health, chemistry, computer science, pharmacy and management — put their heads together to develop actionable ideas to help solve this problem in two countries with critical need: India and Uganda.

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. 

4/4/16

The One Region Forward plan for sustainable development of the Buffalo Niagara region has been recognized by the American Planning Association.

3/21/16

Shibley is recognized for his planning leadership and community service over the past four decades, and for his role in advancing, championing and quietly leading the revitalization of Buffalo and Western New York.

2/29/16
The world’s most pressing problems can’t be solved with one approach or seen through a single lens. That’s the thinking behind a spring studio course offered at UB that aims to help a community in India develop a much-needed public sanitation plan.
2/8/16

Associate Professor Daniel B. Hess, PhD, traces the democratization of urban planning in post-Soviet Latvia in a “best-in-issue” article just published in Town Planning Review.

1/14/16

The school invites faculty, students and practitioners to submit proposals for the design and fabrication of Hayes Hall faculty mailboxes, in collaboration with Boston Valley Terra Cotta. We welcome proposals which thoughtfully explore function using space, material and process to create an identity of making.

10/12/15
The School of Architecture and Planning's Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center) has received a fourth round of federal funding to continue its work on a wide range of universal design projects.
9/28/15
Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, an important piece of Buffalo's architectural and cultural history, is now officially on the National Register of Historic Places, thanks, in part, to the efforts of students in the School of Architecture and Planning's historic preservation program. 
9/23/15

Developed by the School of Architecture and Planning's preservation planning studio, the master plan provides historical context and design guidelines for waterfront site after demolition of Paul Rudolph-designed housing complex.

9/3/15

Photos and renderings reveal how the 1800s South Campus landmark is being transformed into a modern space for work and learning.

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.

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.  

5/12/15

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.

4/22/15

Jennifer Whittaker (MUP '15), an emerging leader in food systems planning, has just earned the distinguished SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

4/14/15

The two-year fellowship will take Hess, associate professor of urban and regional planning, across the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to research design and planning solutions for aging Soviet-era housing estates.

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.

3/3/15

Eight communities across the country will receive training and assistance to link family farmers and local residents who lack access to healthy food.

2/27/15

Two UB faculty members, including Ernest Sternberg, professor and chair of urban and regional planning, have co-authored a book on the planning decisions and engineering challenges that surround one of this nation’s most significant pieces of public infrastructure: bridges.

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. 

2/16/15

Dozens of regional partners will meet on Feb. 25 to discuss how we can make Erie County a great place to live for everyone

2/5/15

A group of Buffalo Public Schools students are responsible for the award-winning idea that claimed a regional prize as the “Most Inspiring Essay” in the 2014 Future City Competition, sponsored by DiscoverE, the philanthropic arm of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NPSE).

2/1/15

Over 100 citizens across Western New York are better prepared to effect change in their communities thanks to a planning boot camp offered by the School of Architecture and Planning and its UB Regional Institute.

1/26/15

An expert on economic modeling related to natural and man-made disasters, JiYoung Park is co-editor of a new book that assesses simulated events ranging from attacks on sports stadiums to the spread of foot-and-mouth disease.

 

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.

11/18/14

A recent study by Robert Mark Silverman that revisits the "chicken-and-egg" dilemma around neighborhood revitalization and educational reform has earned the 2014 Best Article Award from Leadership and Policy in Schools, the journal in which it was published.

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.

10/15/14

New study led by Samina Raja, associate professor of urban and regional planning, outlines seven factors that led one of America’s poorest cities to embrace farming, urban chickens and more.

10/7/14

A mural honoring the Fruit Belt that was created by dozens of Buffalo Public School students working with the Center for Urban Studies was recently unveilved as part of the renaming ceremony of Public School No. 37.

10/1/14

This Saturday, Oct. 4, the School of Architecture and Planning and the One Region Forward initiative will celebrate the Citizen Planning School’s first year of idea-creation through a multimedia “Idea Summit.”

 

9/30/14

Kathryn Bryk Friedman of the UB Regional Institute, a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center and a professor of law and policy, has been appointed to a prominent SUNY fellowship program to foster research collaborations across the state campus system.

9/25/14

The Graduate Planning Student Association recently transformed a parking spot on UB's South Campus into a mini-park promoting alternative means of transportation for the UB community. The effort was part of an annual worldwide event in which artists, designers and citizens turn metered parking spots into temporary public parks.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

8/27/14

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.

7/30/14

UB's School of Architecture and Planning and School of Social Work are partnering with a national poverty organization in sponsoring a conference on policy and programmatic reponses to poverty at the local, national and global scale.

 

7/10/14

Reducing one’s carbon footprint. Becoming comfortable with public transit. Exploring Buffalo. Those are some of the findings of a study, led by Daniel B. Hess, associate professor of urban and regional planning, which examined a pilot program that offered Metro Rail use to UB students, faculty and staff.

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.

6/13/14

Beth Tauke, associate professor of architecture and associate dean for academic affairs, has been awarded the President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring in recognition of her service to students over the past three decades.

6/4/14

More than 1,200 planners, urbanists, architects and leaders of the emerging cities movement are in Buffalo this week for the Congress for New Urbanism’s national conference, and faculty members and students from UB's School of Architecture and Planning will be among those leading the conversation.

 

5/30/14
CannonDesign, an international design firm with a global network of offices, was founded in 1945 by two brothers, Will Jr. and Don Cannon, one an architect, the other an engineer. 
5/28/14

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has cited the University at Buffalo as a national best practice for its community outreach and development efforts in downtown Buffalo and its surrounding neighborhoods. Among the model programs highlighted by HUD were several planning efforts being led by the School of Architecture and Planning and its Center for Urban Studies, UB Regional Institute and Urban Design Project.

 

5/19/14

Two UB architecture faculty members have won internationally-prominent lifetime achievement awards for their “significant and lasting” contributions to environmental design research, practice and teaching.

5/12/14

Urban planning students from UB's School of Architecture and Planning will present findings from their semester-long study of Niagara Falls' Main Street and Niagara Gorge Corridors to members of the public on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

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.

3/31/14

The School of Architecture and Planning is now offering two new programs in historic preservation: A master of science in architecture degree, and an 18-credit advanced certificate program.

 

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

Communities looking to broaden access to healthy food and sustain local farms and food production have a new resource: www.GrowingFoodConnections.org, a repository of information on food systems planning.

2/24/14

As the 2014 recipient of the 2014 William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning, Samina Raja recently participated in the Dale Prize Colloquium at Cal Poly Pomona.

2/21/14

The prestigious national honor celebrates Dean Shibley's contributions to design and planning excellence in service to the public, particularly to the City of Buffalo and its surrounding region.

2/11/14

Urban planning faculty members Daniel Hess and Hiroaki Hata, along with professor and department chair Ernest Sternberg, recently published their collaborative exploration of issues of urban and suburban vitality through the lens of pedestrian pathways in neighborhoods.

2/11/14

With help from the Center for Urban Studies, a group of Buffalo eighth-graders earned a top 5 showing in the annual Future City Competition, which asks children across the country to plan a futuristic metropolis.

2/3/14

Read more about the groundbreaking research being conducted by the Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab in The Spectrum, UB's independent student newspaper.

1/29/14

The two research and policy centers were commissioned by the Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs) of Erie County and the Town of Amherst to assess current and projected demand for senior rental housing and to better inform related economic development policy in Erie County.

1/27/14

When you think of the Rust Belt, glossy neighborhoods with rocketing rents may not be the first images to jump to mind. But gentrification — and concerns about rising prices — are problems even in places like Buffalo and Detroit, says University at Buffalo researcher Robert Silverman.

1/21/14

Daniel B. Hess, associate professor of urban and regional planning and director of the Estonia study abroad program, offers an account of the three-week summer course that immerses students in Estonian culture as they study the evolution of the built environment and contemporary urban planning in Europe.

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. 

1/9/14

Ahmad Zaki is a professor of architecture at Kabul University. But in upstate New York, thousands of miles from home, he is filling a different role: that of a student of urban planning.

12/19/13

Samina Raja, associate professor of urban and regional planning and an internationally regarded food systems researcher, has won the 2014 William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning.

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. 

12/16/13

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.

11/18/13

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. 

11/12/13

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.