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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.

bat cloud dance

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. 

Venice Mussel Choir

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. 


Dean Robert Shibley argues that Buffalo’s character is directly attributable to the fundamental relationships among our waters, our radial and grid street plan and our park system, the combination resulting in what Frederick Law Olmsted called “the best planned city in America.”