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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. 

Accreditation exhibit
8/20/15

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.

7/30/15

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.

7/30/15

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. 

7/23/15

Interviewed prominently on curbed.com, Prof. Edward Steinfeld reflected on the past 25 years after the American with Disabilities Act passage.

7/18/15

Dean Robert Shibley Discusses Planning Policies and the Future of Buffalo on Local Radio Show

6/17/15

Follow Lisa, Dan, Alan, Quincy, Greg, Carl, Marius, Nahshon, Eliana, Gary, Kamilah and Crystal right here as they blog about their experiences as architects and as students in the beautiful, fascinating and rapidly changing country of China.

6/15/15

The Graham Foundation grant will support the publication of the first in-depth study of the aesthetic and ideological constructions of the "domestic" Adolf Hitler and how this was used to soften his public image and seduce audiences in Germany and abroad. 

5/28/15

UB will invest $25 million in a major multi-disciplinary research initiative to confront grand challenges facing humankind. Buffalo School faculty members are the forefront of two of these 'Communities of Excellence': Global Halth Equity and SMART (Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies).

5/20/15

The American Planning Association, which sponsored the competition, announced the finalists last month at the APA national conference in Seattle, where the Buffalo School students also had the opportunity to formally present their ideas.  

5/18/15

A recently published article by Hadas Steiner explores ecological influences on architecture in the postwar period.