Creative Adaptation

Creative Adaptation

"Creative Adaptation": A still from the film, of "Full Circle," a faculty-led installation for play and community-building on Buffalo's West Side.

Unlike other industrial or more densely populated cities, Buffalo residents have exemplary access to parks and recreation areas. This includes both the historic system of green spaces and emergent spaces of play. On the hand, property vacancies degrade neighborhood quality and hinder community development; on the other, these spaces provide opportunities for appropriation and creative adaptation, such play for all ages.

Visions and Works

11/1/17
Assistant Professor Julia Jamrozik recently presented” ‘Full Circle’ and other ways of bringing people together” at the symposium ‘Public Art: New Ways of Thinking and Working’ at York University in Canada.
3/10/15

A new cafe on Buffalo's West Side, designed by UB architects Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis, prompts us to rethink how we heat — and use — the space we occupy in winter.

5/5/17
The collection of grain elevators at Silo City is an impressive enough site, the industrial behemoths towering over the Buffalo River. But a project created by UB freshman architecture students this spring lends a unique perspective to the grain elevators, and the landscape.
1/31/13

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.

7/28/12

Eco-sculpture installed in a woodland refuge in Buffalo provides a habitat for bats, educates the public about them and draws attention to an illness that is decimating the bat population.

9/25/14

The Graduate Planning Student Association recently transformed a parking spot on UB's South Campus into a mini-park promoting alternative means of transportation for the UB community. The effort was part of an annual worldwide event in which artists, designers and citizens turn metered parking spots into temporary public parks.

8/8/16
UB architect Joyce Hwang’s latest animal architecture creation is a bird-friendly public art installation that both promotes awareness of local avian species and calls attention to a common but often invisible peril: bird-glass window collisions.
11/1/17

Sarah Gunawan's "Synanthropic Suburbia" proposes a residential design with novel, symbiotic relationships between human resident and animal neighbors. Gunawan is the school's 2017-18 Peter Reyner Banham Fellow.