Media Mentions

12/24/18
Metro Magazine published an article on how partnerships between public agencies, universities, and the private sector are driving innovative new approaches to meeting the needs of accessible transit ridership. The article discusses a partnership between Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute and the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA) in the UB School of Architecture and Planning, reporting that the universities intend to use a mixed-methods approach to study current gaps in transit service and first/last mile challenges for individuals with disabilities. Co-authors of the article included Jordana Maisel and Brittany Perez of the IDeA Center.
12/21/18
An article on England’s Building Design about unique architectural designs for animals includes the Elevator B bee home designed by students in the UB School of Architecture and Planning.
12/20/18
An article in The Architect’s Newspaper about the $50 million redesign of LaSalle Park to be conducted by the New York-based landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, which also redesigned a waterfront park in Detroit, interviews Robert Shibley, dean of the UB School of Architecture and Planning. “People were overwhelmingly enthusiastic about those projects,” he said. “When the announcement was made that Michael Van Valkenburgh would do Detroit and that both of our parks would be named after Wilson, it was obvious the parallel between the two cities was important.”
12/18/18
An article in Business First about the next step in the $50 million redesign of LaSalle Park reports the New York-based landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates will work with the UB School of Architecture and Planning on the project. An article also appeared in the Buffalo News.
12/3/18
An article about a new international design competition that aims to revitalize Buffalo’s 1.5-mile elevated rail corridor into a multiuse urban nature trail and greenway reports the competition will be judged by a jury that includes Robert Shibley, dean of the UB School of Architecture and Planning, and Charles Davis II, assistant professor of architecture.
11/28/18
An article on Yale Climate Connections about intensifying rainfall across the country and the growing risk of catastrophic floods interviews Nicholas Rajkovich, assistant professor of architecture in the UB School of Architecture and Planning, who said some level of uncertainty will always exist because every storm is affected by a multitude of factors, from air flow to topography. “We might not know what the exact rainfall rate is going to be in the future, but we know it’s probably going to be a lot larger and a lot more intense, so if we’re moving systems in a direction to be able to deal with that, it might not be a hundred percent perfect in the future, but it’s well on its way,” he said.
11/14/18
An article about Torn Space Theater’s 2018 Response Festival reports one production’s sets were designed by students from the UB School of Architecture and Planning, which helped fund the residency through a Creative Arts Initiative grant.
10/23/18
An article on Buffalo Rising about the Downtown Public Library’s Reading Park reports the library has been working with community groups, including students from the UB School of Architecture and Planning, to flesh out the design details and how visitors will interact with the park.
10/19/18
An article on e-Architect by Brian Carter, professor of architecture in the UB School of Architecture and Planning, looks at a new concert hall to be built in Russia and what it means in terms of social history. “That new concert hall planned for the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra in Yekaterinburg offers hope and is to be celebrated. While there may be hints of grand foyers they appear not to overshadow closed halls as with Garnier’s Paris Opera. Instead, plans for this new 1,600 seat concert hall spread out the audience so all are clearly on display while musicians play against a vast backdrop of the city,” he writes.
10/17/18
An article on Buffalo Rising looks at Better On Bailey: Infrastructure Plan, a design proposal by Matthew Straub, a student in the UB School of Architecture and Planning, that looks at streetscape designs for Bailey Avenue that will calm traffic, promote multi-modal transportation and create a people-friendly business corridor between Winspear and Kensington avenues.