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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. 


Joyce Hwang, whose eco-sculptures provide habitat for bats and birds and call attention to misunderstood or ignored ecological conditions, has received a 2014 Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League of New York, one of the most coveted awards in the field.


Samina Raja, associate professor of urban and regional planning and an internationally regarded food systems researcher, has won the 2014 William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning.


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 School of Architecture and Planning and its UB Regional Institute.


The One Region Forward Community Congress on February 12, 2015, 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. 


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


Sean Burkholder, assistant professor of architecture, discusses his investigation of the Great Lakes region and "Designing Dredge," a competition he's launching to reimagine Toledo's riverfront dredge.


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


Kathryn Bryk Friedman of the UB Regional Institute, a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center and a professor of law and policy, has been appointed to a prominent SUNY fellowship program to foster research collaborations across the state campus system.


New study led by Samina Raja, associate professor of urban and regional planning, outlines seven factors that led one of America’s poorest cities to embrace farming, urban chickens and more.


A mural honoring the Fruit Belt that was created by dozens of Buffalo Public School students working with the Center for Urban Studies was recently unveilved as part of the renaming ceremony of Public School No. 37.