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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. 

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.

Front Yard rendering
8/15/13

Jiyoung Park, assistant professor of urban and regional planning, has received one of three  2013 UB Young Investigator Awards. This Exceptional Scholar Award celebrates a recent superior achievement of a scholar in his/her field of study that distinguishes the recipient as an up-and-coming scholar. 

Subhashni Raj with selection committee members Samina Raja and Kami Pothukuchi
6/28/13

Fulbright scholar and climate activist Subhashni Raj, who just completed her master of urban planning at the University at Buffalo, will start her PhD at UB this fall as the first recipient of the university’s Jerome L. Kaufman Doctoral Fellowship for the study of food systems planning.

6/6/13

“MirrorMirror” by Georg Rafailidis and Stephanie Davidson is the winner of this year’s biennial open international architecture competition to re-invent temporary street tent structures. The competition was organized by the Storefront for Art and Architecture and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City.

Samina Raja
5/28/13

Five-year grant extends research Raja has conducted in Buffalo and Western New York and deliver the tools of food system planning to 20 communities across the U.S.

 Geiger at exhibit
2/8/13

Jordan Geiger, assistant professor of architecture, says his research is inspired by the 'messy tangle' created by recent global influences on architecture.

Planning faculty help Buffalo middle school students build urban gardens through a summer camp
2/4/13

The Jerome L. Kaufman fellowship honors the intellectual legacy of Jerome L. Kaufman, FAICP, widely regarded as the “father of food systems planning.”

2/4/13

School's UB Regional Institute helps launch One Region Forward to build regional vision and plan for sustainable development in the Buffalo Niagara region