Initiatives

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Our research endeavors engage a broad range of issues related to our built environment and its social, political and environmental contexts. From the studio to the community, our faculty and students engage diverse academic and professional partnerships to produce innovative scholarship and design-based research. 

10/30/18
Although the City of Buffalo has experienced a resurgence, it has inadequate high-quality housing that is affordable to a significant portion of its population. Like many cities, affordable housing in Buffalo has been heavily dependent on the availability of investments through low-income housing tax credits, the future availability of which is uncertain.
12/18/18
The climate is changing at an alarming rate and significantly disrupting weather patterns in New York and across the globe—causing heat waves, severe storms, sea level rise, and more. It is now more crucial than ever to continue to reduce greenhouse gases and actively combat the negative impacts caused by those emissions, which will continue to affect our environment for decades.
2/18/19
See It Through Buffalo is an international project of the School of Architecture and Planning to document the complex relationship between a university and its city.
1/17/19
Building on a 50-year legacy of community-engaged teaching and research, the School of Architecture and Planning is taking an intentional approach to study its campus home and the surrounding University Heights neighborhood over a continuous, multi-year engagement.

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12/18/18
Assistant professor Charles Davis II discusses Race-ing Architectural History at The Canadian Centre for Architecture as part of the weeklong workshop and seminar series Toolkit for Today: Activisms.
12/18/18

A city in flux is also one with potential—and, in the case of Buffalo, N.Y., fertile ground for university-city investigations in urbanism.

12/17/18
UB urban planning professor and chair Daniel B. Hess is among a growing core of scholars at work on new research on a growing national issue: parking.
12/14/18
The Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop convenes designers and engineers with faculty and students in Buffalo every year to explore the use of terra cotta in high-performance facade design.
11/20/18

This exhibition explored the concept of a ‘Self-Evolving City’, through which we systematically accept the role of users and search for alternative urban forms.

11/16/18
Christopher Romano, research assistant professor of architecture, has won two design awards from the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects for his design of a façade project that gives new light to Buffalo’s East Side.
10/22/18

"Intersight has always been about the student - what they do and how they do it. In Intersight 21, we will continue the conversation and explore how students conceive and conceptualize the idea." Kevin Turner, 2018-19 Brunkow Fellow and editor of Intersight 21

 

10/19/18
Architect, artist and educator Mustafa Faruki is the latest in a line of Peter Reyner Banham Fellows at UB’s School of Architecture and Planning. He is the founding principal of the Lab-lab, a design practice dedicated to exploring unconventional provocations and outputs available to architectural drawing and design.
10/19/18

Jin Young Song recently spoke at the 2018 Conference on Advanced Buildings Skins in Bern, Switzerland. He presented a facade design prototype to harness electrical energy from vibrating motion form the building envelope, also shared insight on potential use of elastic instability in the building industry.

10/18/18
Governments across the U.S. and Canada have made strides in their food systems planning efforts, with many recognizing within the past decade that the issue of food insecurity is just as important as maintaining other public infrastructure like roads and water systems.