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Design research on display

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. 


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. 


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).


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.  


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


The theatre term “entr’acte,” or the interval between acts in a play, becomes a vehicle to explore the interstices of architecture and new media - and the formation of new publics - in an edited volume just published by the Buffalo School’s Jordan Geiger.


The two-year fellowship will take Hess, associate professor of urban and regional planning, across the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to research design and planning solutions for aging Soviet-era housing estates.

Accreditation exhibit

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.


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.


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.


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