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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. 

12/19/13

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.

12/19/13

Despina Stratigakos, associate professor of architecture, has launched a viral campaign to write female architects into digital history.

12/16/13

Researchers at the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access are working with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to test features that could make public transit better for all riders.

11/25/13

Associate Professor Joyce Hwang and Clinical Assistant Professor Dennis Maher have both received highly competitive grants through the Artist Fellowship Program of the New York Foundation for the Arts. They are among only 91 artists or collaborative teams selected from nearly 3,000 applicants state-wide.  

11/13/13

Jin Young Song, assistant professor of architecture, has won the Grand Prize in the 2013 Hyundai Engineering & Construction Technology Forum for his proposal for a prefabricated unit for apartment remodeling.

11/11/13

Architecture faculty members Nicholas Bruscia and Nicholas Bruscia have won an international competition with their proposal to build a wall from panels of super-thin steel folded into wild geometric patterns.

10/30/13

Department of Urban and Regional Planning faculty members Robert Mark Silverman and Li Yin, along with Kelly Patterson, assistant professor of social work at UB, have been awarded federal funding to develop an analytic tool for affordable housing development in shrinking cities. 

9/23/13

A sculptural wall designed by architecture faculty members Christopher Romano and Nicholas Bruscia is a finalist in SKIN, an international competition in computational design to push the performative and aesthetic potential of facades.

9/19/13

Architecture faculty members Chris Romano and Nick Bruscia have just created a self-supporting wall made of 152 panels of super-thin, textured steel. Sited at the entrance to Silo City and its hulking grain elevators, the experiment in facade design for metals is the result of the Department of Architecture's ongoing research partnership with Rigidized Metals Corporation.

9/9/13

Urban and regional planning faculty member Robert Mark Silverman joins with Kelly Patterson from UB's School of Social Work on two recent publications, addressing fair housing policy and the role of schools in urban community development.