While medicine, law, and other professions have made
considerable progress, race and gender equity remains a major
concern in architecture and planning, and among the organizations
that oversee education and practice.
The School of Architecture and Planning was created half a
century ago as a direct challenge to orthodox design education. We
live those original principles today, committed to architecture and
planning as interdisciplinary problem-solving enterprises, rooted
in social engagement, nourished by research-in-practice, animated
by making and doing, and committed to meeting the needs of clients,
communities, and society in an increasingly complex urban
The School of Architecture and Planning and the University at
Buffalo offer a range of financial support opportunities for
students. Resources range from financial aid to scholarships to
The School of Architecture and Planning, in partnership with the
university, our alumni, our faculty and staff, and our
philanthropic supporters, provides support to our undergraduate and
graduate students. In addition to tuition scholarships, stipends
for travel and supplies, and support for study abroad, our
students, like our faculty, are actively engaged in teaching,
research, and service—and are rewarded for their hard
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School of Architecture and Planning dedicated to raising
the global profile of the school and advancing its academic
programs and research enterprise. Members of the Dean’s
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professionals, from firm executives to educators. As champions of
the School of Architecture and Planning, members leverage their
diverse expertise and leadership positions to forge new connections
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The School of Architecture and Planning, in partnership with
local chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the
American Planning Association, has developed a Professional Mentor
Program for alumni and friends to share their experiences and
advice with current students.
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New faculty deepen sociocultural contexts in design and planning
Joining the school's faculty this year are architectural historian Charles Davis II (left) and Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah, who holds a joint faculty appointment in urban planning and UB's Community for Global Health Equity.
Fall 2017 Lecture Series: Border Crossing
In context of today's political environment, we present architects, designers, urban planners, and researchers at work across boundaries – national borders, cultural lines, or disciplinary demarcations.
Camp Neighborhood Development
Students took everyday items - plywood palettes and garbage totes - and turned them into neighborhood beatification projects for their own communities through a Center for Urban Studies summer camp program.
UB’s award-winning GRoW Home, a student-built solar home that traveled across the country to place atop the 2015 Solar Decathlon, is now being reassembled behind Hayes Hall.
Presented by the Martin House, the FLW150 lecture series
celebrates the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright: Mabel O. Wilson
(Columbia University), Sept. 8; and Jennifer Gray (MoMA) and
Therese O'Malley (National Gallery of Art), Oct. 6.
Nader Tehrani's research targets material culture as the
basis for speculation— exploring material properties,
negotiating materials and their geometric predispositions and
challenging the means and methods of building processes.
Scholars of the histories of architecture, science and
technology come together for a symposium exploring air as a
mondernizing force - and architecture as an instrument for
reconceptualizing the invisible.
James DeFilippis’ research focuses on the politics and
economics of cities and communities. He is particularly
interested in the processes of social change, and questions of
power and justice in cities.
Martha Bohm is a professor of architecture and the faculty lead for the GRoW Home, UB's award-winning entry in the 2015 Solar Decathlon. Her research and teaching intersect design, ecological practices, sustainability and environmental systems.
Daniel B. Hess is studying housing design and planning solutions in post-Soviet cities across the Baltic States through a prestigious international fellowship. His research also addresses how the built environment influences travel behavior.
Despina Stratigakos is a historian and writer interested in the intersections of architecture and power. Her latest book, Hitler at Home, investigates the architectural and ideological construction of the Führer’s domesticity.
Samina Raja’s is an international expert on the role of planning and policy in building sustainable food systems and healthy communities. She directs the School of Architecture and Planning's Food Lab, including its current work on a grant to build food systems in communities across the U.S.
Joyce Hwang's research and creative practice confronts our contemporary ecologies, with current works incorporating wildlife habitats into constructed environments. She is a recipient of the 2014 Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League of New York.
Edward H. Steinfeld is a pioneer and leading scholar in the field of universal design, or "design for all." His Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access has generated widely adopted research tools, products and design standards.
School of Architecture and Planning alumni Marc Bruffett
(BAED '92) and Eric Ginsburg (Architecture BS '01) have taken on
leadership roles for Gensler, the world's largest design
firm, known widely for its culture of collaboration, research
and client service.
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