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Faculty Perspectives on Research

Student research

Commentary and perspectives from members of our Buffalo School community on contemporary and emerging issues in architecture and planning.


Martha Bohm, assistant professor or architecture, discusses her research on how architects can make the built environment - our buildings and cities - more ecological.

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Himanshu Grover, assistant professor of urban and regional planning, tells us about his research and work on the environment.

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Joyce Hwang reflects on her research in animal architecture and its relationship to contemporary urban life. Her work was featured at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. 

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Mark Shepard reflects on two recent research projects that explore the intersection of digital media and cities. His work was featured at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. 

Robert G. Shibley
Buffalo owes much of its history as a city with exceptional architecture, great city planning and industrial innovation to its very location at the western end of Lake Erie above Niagara Falls. But that advantage didn’t ensure a great city in perpetuity. It needs more.