Student Profile: Frank Kraemer (MArch '19)

Published February 6, 2019

Frank Kraemer is a third-year student in the 3.5-year Master of Architecture program. A graduate of the school's bachelor's in environmental design program, he says the BAED's emphasis on civic and sustainable design practices has strongly influenced his graduate design work. 

Kraemer is a member of the Department of Architecture's Situated Technologies Graduate Research Group, through which he has developed a fascination and interest in responsive and interactive architecture.

Frank Kramer

A student in the 3.5-year MArch program, Frank Kraemer pursues research in responsive and interactive architecture.

I will be taking the knowledge gained from last semester and apply it towards an upcoming installation Jelani and I will be working on this semester titled SYNC.

Kraemer has been widely recognized for his design talent. At the School of Architecture and Planning he has been honored with the Environmental Design Excellence Award and, along with fellow MArch student Jelani Lowe, the Graduate Design Excellence Award in Architecture.

In his second year of the MArch program, he and Lowe earned honorable mention in the 2017 Future Micro-House competition for their project, "BLOOM." He is a recipient of the UB's Award for Student Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creativity.

Outside of studio, Kraemer supports the school's academic affairs office, where he assists prospective students and advises current students. He recently served on the school's strategic planning committee for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity, and Student Development.

Kraemer says his goal after graduation is to become a licensed architect and start a design practice.

The School of Architecture and Planning's "Celebrating Black History, Investing in Black Futures" campaign, to continue throughout February as Black History Month, will shine a spotlight on the accomplishments and activities of our Black faculty, alumni, staff and students. The campaign will also recognize critical research and programs that celebrate the Black experience.

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