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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. 

3/12/15

A group of UB architects and engineers are mid-way through a multi-year initiative to design, build and program a suite of tools that would not only improve the life of the mason but break new ground for architecture and robotics.

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.

3/3/15

Eight communities across the country will receive training and assistance to link family farmers and local residents who lack access to healthy food.

2/18/15

The One Region Forward Community Congress on February 12th  welcomed over 150 guests in celebrating nearly three years of research, community engagement, partnership building and planning by over 5,000 citizens and more than 700 local organizations. 

2/16/15

Dozens of regional partners will meet on Feb. 25 to discuss how we can make Erie County a great place to live for everyone

2/5/15

A group of Buffalo Public Schools students are responsible for the award-winning idea that claimed a regional prize as the “Most Inspiring Essay” in the 2014 Future City Competition, sponsored by DiscoverE, the philanthropic arm of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NPSE).

2/1/15

Over 100 citizens across Western New York are better prepared to effect change in their communities thanks to a planning boot camp offered by the Buffalo School and its UB Regional Institute.

2/1/15

A group of Buffalo School graduate planning students has just handed off a plan that could make Wyoming County in Western New York a flagship for alternative energy development in New York State, if not the nation. 

1/27/15

Jin Young Song, assistant professor of architecture, has received funding from the New York State Council on the Arts to develop a facade that imitates the leaves of a tree in its dappling and diffusion of natural light.

1/26/15

An expert on economic modeling related to natural and man-made disasters, JiYoung Park is co-editor of a new book that assesses simulated events ranging from attacks on sports stadiums to the spread of foot-and-mouth disease.