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



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


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.


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


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.


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. 


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.


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 apartment remodeling.


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.


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.


Department of Urban and Regional Planning faculty members Robert Mark Silverman and Li Yin, along with Kelly Patterson, assistant professor of social work at UB, have been awarded federal funding to develop an analytic tool for affordable housing development in shrinking cities. 


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.


A series of Community Congress workshops to take place across the region Nov. 12-16 is just one of many forums One Region Forward has convened to involve citizens in building a plan for a more sustainable Buffalo Niagara. The School of Architecture and Planning's UB Regional Institute/Urban Design Project is playing a key support role for the collaborative planning effort. 


Kathryn Bryk Friedman of the UB Regional Institute, an expert on the Canada-U.S. relationship and transboundary policy, has been named a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.


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.


Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., PhD, professor of urban and regional planning, is among a distinguished group of individuals being inducted into the Service Honor Roll of the Urban Affairs Association, an international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers, and public service professionals.


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.


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.


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.

Business First named their Human Resources Leadership Award winners for 2013 with School of Architecture and Planning Associate Dean William McDonnell taking home the distinction of Human Resources Executive of the Year. The annual awards program recognizes exceptional work in the human resource field.

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.



Henry Louis Taylor Jr., professor of urban and regional planning, discussed the relationship of supplier diversity to community wealth and the regeneration of distressed communities at a recent conference sponsored by True Blue Inclusion, a research and consultantcy supporting diversity leaders across the U.S.


On September 17, Samina Raja, associate professor of urban and regional planning, will deliver a keynote on the leadership role of SUNY campuses in promoting sustainable, campus-wide food systems as part of the 2013 SUNY Sustainability Conference, hosted by UB.


Urban and regional planning faculty member Robert Mark Silverman joins with Kelly Patterson from UB's School of Social Work on two recent publications, addressing fair housing policy and the role of schools in urban community development.


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.


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


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.


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.


Jiyoung Park, assistant professor of urban and regional planning, has received one of three  2013 UB Young Investigator Awards. This Exceptional Scholar Award celebrates a recent superior achievement of a scholar in his/her field of study that distinguishes the recipient as an up-and-coming scholar. 


Fulbright scholar and climate activist Subhashni Raj, who just completed her master of urban planning at the University at Buffalo, will start her PhD at UB this fall as the first recipient of the university’s Jerome L. Kaufman Doctoral Fellowship for the study of food systems planning.


 Local food systems advocates, including Samina Raja, associate professor or urban and regional planning, and members of her Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab, have championed the need for a Food Policy Council for a number of years.


The project for seventh-graders at Futures Academy is part of the Center for Urban Studies' Community as Classroom initiative, which helps students at the School of Architecture and Planning learn about urban planning and solve real-world problems through hands-on projects.


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.


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.


The United States-United Kingdom Fulbright Commission has selected Dylan Burns, a sophomore architecture major at UB, to participate in its Fulbright Summer Institute to study at Nottingham Trent University.


A graduate of the School of Architecture and Planning's urban and regional planning program recently helped to receive a 2013 National Planning Excellence Award for Philadelphia’s Integrated Planning and Zoning Process at the American Planning Association Conference in Chicago.


About 50 seniors in the School of Architecture and Planning's BA in Environmental Design program were recently treated to a rare glimpse inside the Richardson Olmsted Complex, the historic former mental hospital campus in Buffalo designed by noted American architect H. H. Richardson and father of landscape design Frederick Law Olmsted.


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.


Kerron Miller (BPS '99, MArch '01) is among 11 UB alumni recently profiled about their study abroad experience and how it influenced their direction in life. 


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.


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.


The UB School of Architecture and Planning welcomed 216 new graduates into its family of alumni on May 10, 2013, for the school's 41st commencement ceremony. 

William McDonnell, associate dean for the School of Architecture and Planning, has been recognized with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service.

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.


“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.


Social entrepreneur and MUP grad Darren Cotton joins four other enterprising UB students in sharing their experience in starting a business or social enterprise.


The School of Architecture and Planning partnered with UB's Confucius Institute in convening internationally renowned scholars in urban planning, political science and geography to consider the complex bureaucratic, political and economic forces shaping urbanization in China.


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.


The School of Architecture and Planning is lead sponsor, while Despina Stratigakos, associate professor of architecture, is the conference’s local co-chair with Tom Yots, executive director of Preservation Buffalo Niagara and an alumnus of the MArch program. 


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.


With help from two graduate students in the Center for Urban Studies, a team of 12 middle schoolers from the Buffalo Public Schools dreamed up the metropolis of Aqua Tractino for the Future City Competition.


As their master's thesis, four architecture students turn a crumbling house in Buffalo's Black Rock neighborhood into an architectural gem and an experiment in minimalist living.


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.


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


Five-year grant extends research Raja has conducted in Buffalo and Western New York and deliver the tools of food system planning to 20 communities across the U.S.


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.


The Jerome L. Kaufman fellowship honors the intellectual legacy of Jerome L. Kaufman, FAICP, widely regarded as the “father of food systems planning.”


School's UB Regional Institute helps launch One Region Forward to build regional vision and plan for sustainable development in the Buffalo Niagara region


Graduate students in the Master of Urban Planning program recently developed a conversation district plan for Buffalo's Fruit Belt neighborhood.


The $50.5 million restoration of Hayes and Crosby Hall, home to the School of Architecture and Planning for the past 40 years, will preserve the exteriors of these iconic structures and make them more efficient, sustainable and beautiful.


Designer and landscape architect Walter Hood and Dean Robert G. Shibley reflect on the Solar Strand’s development and design during a tour with a graduate architecture class.