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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. 


Buffalo School professors Beth Tauke and Korydon Smith, and architectural historian and alum Charles Davis are co-editors of Diversity and Design, a widely anticipated publication to help students understand and creatively address issues surrounding social diversity in design practice.


Architecture faculty member Miguel Guitart is co-editor of the just-released Architectural Practice II, the second publication in a series exploring how practicing, researching and teaching architects reflect on the early stages of their design.

The School of Architecture and Planning's Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center) has received a fourth round of federal funding to continue its work on a wide range of universal design projects.
Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, an important piece of Buffalo's architectural and cultural history, is now officially on the National Register of Historic Places, thanks, in part, to the efforts of students in the Buffalo School’s historic preservation program. 

Developed by the Buffalo School's preservation planning studio, the master plan provides historical context and design guidelines for waterfront site after demolition of Paul Rudolph-designed housing complex.


The exhibition draws on a five-week summer tour of 37 American cities and 19 states and the experiences and encounters with variations of the urban grid. 


"The Depth of the Skin" by Miguel Guitart explores the architectural skin and human experiences within.


The Buffalo School’s Department of Architecture received a positive review by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The rigorous external evaluation measures the quality of the program against a set of standards for architecture programs across the U.S.


WBFO's Chris Caya talks to the Buffalo School students and faculty about their entry into in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. 


In a spectacular move-out event, a solar home a UB team is building was wheeled out of a Tonawanda warehouse and into the sun.