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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. 

Images in the popular press of Hitler's alpine country estate were intended to portray the Nazi ruler as a country gentleman of artistic taste and gentle demeanor.

Architectural historian Despina Stratigakos, an award-winning scholar of modern German architecture, is at work on the first in-depth study of the aesthetic and ideological constructions of the "domestic" Adolf Hitler. 

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The School of Architecture and Planning has announced that it will launch a new doctoral program in urban and regional planning.

Universal design

New textbook, edited by Edward Steinfeld and Jordana Maisel in the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, provides the first comprehensive introduction to a growing field.


The Center for Urban Studies has joined itself to a massive effort: a proposal by the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority to restructure, redevelop and rehabilitate downtown Buffalo's seriously declining Commodore Perry neighborhood and turn it into the vibrant, sustainable community it once was.


Samuel W. Rose, a graduate student in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, has published an article on Native American governance bodies in the journal Nonprofit Policy Forum.

We'll be even better together"

The UB Regional Institute, known for its cutting-edge policy research, and the Urban Design Project (UDP), a key contributor to planning and place-making efforts throughout the region, are joining forces.

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UB and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute are partnering on a $4.75 million initiative to make housing, public buildings and outdoor spaces more accessible for people with disabilities and people of all ages.

Joyce Hwang's new project -- a twisted tower designed to house bats at Griffis Sculpture Park -- is raising awareness about the animals and a fatal disease threatening their population in the Northeast.

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Despina Stratigakos, PhD, assistant professor of architecture, has received the prestigious 2009 Book Prize from the DAAD (Deutscher Akadamischer Austausch Dienst/German Academic Exchange Service), a publicly funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany.