Faculty

The faculty in the School of Architecture and Planning is composed of a mix of world-renowned scholars, leading architects and planners, and a diverse range of adjunct faculty selected from the professional community.

9/5/19
Adjunct Professor - Department of Architecture
scamman@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 235 - 716-829-5913
8/21/19
Adjunct Instructor - Department of Urban and Regional Planning
ks285@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 235 - 716-829-5913
8/21/19
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor - Department of Architecture

marthabo@buffalo.edu - 319 Hayes Hall - (716) 829-5214
8/19/19
Nicholas Bruscia’s teaching and research experiment with architectural form and structure via computational simulation and material prototyping.
8/19/19
Adjunct Instructor - Department of Architecture
eychow@buffalo.edu  - (716) 829-5913 - Hayes Hall 124
10/16/18
Before joining the Department of Environmental Planning and Design at UB in 1983, Professor Sam Cole worked in a wide variety of national and international positions in national, urban, and regional planning. 
8/19/19
Steph Cramer studied Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (BArch 2006) and received the post-professional degree Design + Make from the Architectural Association, London (MArch, 2014).
8/22/19
Adjunct Instructor - Department of Urban and Regional Planning
ledarcy@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 235 - 716-829-5913
10/16/18
She is a founding partner of the office Davidson Rafailidis, established in 2009. The office does not distinguish between academic work and built work, applying the same standard of critical inquiry on both.
10/17/18
Charles Davis II is an architectural historian who explores the integrations of race and style theory in modern architectural debates from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century.
10/17/18
Gregory Delaney is a graduate of The Ohio State University’s Knowlton School, where he earned his degrees (B.S. in Architecture and M.A.S. in Criticism) and taught courses in architecture and landscape architecture before moving to Buffalo in 2011.
8/22/19
Adjunct Instructor - Department of Urban and Regional Planning
mamcafee@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 235 - 716-829-5913
8/22/19
Adjunct Instructor - Department of Architecture
mafaruki@buffalo.edu - Crosby Hall 324
8/26/19
Adjunct Instructor - Department of Architecture
sarasvis@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 235 - 716-829-5913
8/26/19
Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence, University at Buffalo
Professor - Department of Architecture
despina@buffalo.edu - Capen Hall 549 - 716-645-6200
9/5/19
Adjunct Instructor - Department of Architecture
cma@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 124
9/5/19
Adjunct Instructor - Department of Architecture
plb@buffalo.edu
9/13/19
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Department of Urban and Regional Planning
adewart@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 226
9/13/19
Professor - Department of Architecture
bcarter@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 212 - 716-829-5886
8/19/19
Jonathan Bleuer began his career with an Environmental Education firm in Downtown Buffalo and gained experience in natural resource management and built environment mitigation strategy. Jonathan continued his career in the field of environmental management and land use planning as a Municipal Planner with the Town of Clarence since 2013. Education in the field of Environmental Design and Urban Planning at the University at Buffalo provided Bleuer a unique approach to preservation of key physical assets within the built environment as well as strategic planning for sustainable community development. As a Western New York native, Jonathan is committed to advancing the field of planning within the region and has held the Director position within the WNY section of the American Planning Association.
8/19/19
Randy Fernando is an emerging designer and artist, focusing on work that synergizes neuroscience, sociological behavior, and architecture.
10/17/18
Currently teaching Strategies of Property Management, Stephen Fitzmaurice has been a property management professional over 30 years. 
4/4/19
An assistant professor of urban planning, Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah studies issues related to urban health, public policy, environmental governance, land tenure, and sustainable urbanism in both Global North and South countries.
10/17/18
Laura Garófalo-Khan’s research, pedagogy, and practice focuses on the conjunction of natural and architectural systems.
8/21/19
Adjunct Instructor - Department of Urban and Regional Planning
jamesgot@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 235 - 716-829-5913
2/21/19
Miguel Guitart, Ph.D. is an architect and academic from Madrid, Spain. He teaches as Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.
4/4/19
Zoé Hamstead is an assistant professor of environmental planning. Her work is concerned with dynamics of urban systems with a focus on climate impacts and climate management.
10/17/18
Associate Professor Hiroaki Hata holds a post-professional degree in urban design from Harvard University and a Master of Architecture degree from Washington University.
6/27/19
Professor, Chair - Department of Urban and Regional Planning
dbhess@buffalo.edu - (office location) - (phone with embedded link)
8/19/19
Joyce Hwang is associate professor and associate chair of architecture at UB. Through her teaching, research and critical practice as director of Ants of the Prairie, she confronts contemporary ecological conditions through creative means.
10/17/18
Julia Jamrozik is a designer whose research and practice center on public space, public buildings and the role that both playfulness and play can have in shaping these environments.
11/2/18
Adjunct Instructor
rmaloney@buffalo.edu (716) 829-5913 - Hayes Hall 124
4/4/19
Omar Khan’s research and practice address responsiveness and performativity in architecture. He is co-lead of UB's research center on Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies, which applies design, smart materials and automation to transform advanced manufacturing.
8/30/19
Assistant Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning
ashimakr@buffalo.edu - (335 Hayes Hall) - (716-829-5325)
8/22/19
Adjunct Instructor - 2019/2020 Banham Fellow - Department of Architecture
emilykut@buffalo.edu   - Crosby Hall 323
11/2/18
Annette LeCuyer received professional and graduate diplomas from the Architectural Association in London and is a licensed architect in the United Kingdom.
8/21/19
Visiting Assistant Professor - Department of Architecture
Hayes Hall 227
11/2/18
Kenneth S. MacKay, AIA has more than twenty years of experience in teaching architectural design studios, professional practice and building systems integration.
8/19/19
The work of Dennis Maher has ranged from a localized form of civic activism and material experimentation to a synthetic proposition for re-imagining the post-industrial environment  through a variety of modes and media.
10/16/18
Adjunct Instructor
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
8/26/19
Adjunct Instructor
nmn3@buffalo.edu - (716) 829-5913 - Hayes Hall 124
10/16/18
Erkin Özay is a registered architect and an urbanist with a research focus on urban asset distribution practices and their spatial impacts on the city, with a specific concentration on the design of educational environments. 
10/17/18
Dr. Page’s research focuses on a variety of issues related to environmental planning, which involves the study of how to use the planning process to minimize the negative effects of the natural environment on humans and of human settlements on the natural environment.
8/19/19
Dr. Park’s research interests are urban economics and transportation modeling as applied to natural and man-made environmental and security problems.
8/21/19
Adjunct Instructor - Department of Urban and Regional Planning
ebparker@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 235 - 716-829-5913
8/21/19
Adjunct Professor- Department of Architecture
jcparkin@buffalo.edu - Crosby Hall 207
8/21/19
Adjunct Instructor - Department of Urban and Regional Planning
mfh@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 235 - 716-829-5913
8/19/19
Professor Price’s research overlaps his professional practice and public service interests, and is concerned primarily with housing for low-income households.
10/16/18
Associate Professor Georg Rafailidis investigates new building forms and construction systems in which notions of materiality, time and authorship are stretched to new frontiers.
7/11/19
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.
9/4/19
Nicholas B. Rajkovich, assistant professor of architecture, investigates the intersection of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and adaptation to climate change. He directs UB's Resilient Buildings Lab.
8/19/19
Adjunct Instructor - Department of Urban and Regional Planning
ranahan@buffalo.edu - (716) 829-5913 - Hayes Hall 124
8/21/19
Adjunct Instructor - Department of Urban and Regional Planning
ericreco@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 235 - 716-829-5913
8/21/19
Adjunct Instructor - Department of Urban and Regional Planning
jrehler@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 231 - 716-829-5913
8/19/19
Christopher Romano is a research assistant professor within the Department of Architecture's Material Culture Research Group. His research and teaching explores the relationship between design, construction and the culture of building by leveraging regional manufacturing and material processes.
8/21/19
Adjunct Instructor - Department of Urban and Regional Planning
anniesch@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 235 - 716-829-5913
8/19/19
Laura Schmitz holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture ('11) from the University at Buffalo and a Masters in Architecture ('15) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laura's passion for low-tech vernacular occupant-built housing led her to work at some non-traditional companies including Earthship Biotecture and Tumbleweed Tiny House Company.  Her built prototype design was displayed at the National Tiny House Jamboree, a gathering of over 60,000 people in Colorado Springs (‘16).
10/17/18
For four decades, Lynda H. Schneekloth has connected activism, design practice, applied research, teaching, scholarship, and academic service with deep theoretical work on the fundamental dynamics of professional and citizen engagement in the practice of “placemaking.”
10/16/18
Mark Shepard holds a joint appointment in the Departments of Architecture and Media Study. He received a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, a Master of Fine Arts in Combined Media from Hunter College, City University of New York, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University.
10/16/18
Professor and Dean
School of Architecture and Planning
UB Campus Architect / Senior Fellow, UB Regional Institute
7/11/19
Robert Silverman applies urban planning to the study of the non-profit sector, the role of community-based organizations in urban neighborhoods, education reform, shrinking cities, and inequality in inner city housing markets.
8/19/19
Korydon Smith is professor and chair of architecture at UB and co-director of UB's Community for Global Health Equity. He works across disciplines to build design solutions for those who have been traditionally marginalized from decisions about the design of their built environment.
9/9/19
Jin Young Song's research and practice in the U.S. and Korea investigate parametric design of dynamic facade systems and the socio-cultural importance of the building facade.
10/17/18
Associate Professor Hadas A. Steiner received a Ph.D. in the History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Masters degree in Art History from University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Art in Architecture from Columbia University.
7/19/19
Edward Steinfeld, ArchD, AIA, has been a trailblazer in the field of inclusive design since the 1970s. He believes architecture should, first and foremost, benefit the people who use buildings, and make a positive contribution to the community.
10/17/18
Dr. Sternberg’s current work is on the ethics of complex decision making to avert disasters, whether from terrorism or natural or technological hazards.
8/21/19
Adjunct Professor - Department of Architecture
swerdlin@buffalo.edu   - Crosby 207
4/4/19
Beth Tauke is associate professor in the Department of Architecture. Her research focuses on beginning design education and inclusive design’s relationship to the senses. 
10/17/18
Dr.  Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. research focuses on a historical and contemporary analysis of distressed urban neighborhoods, social isolation and race and class issues among people of color, especially African Americans and Latinos. 
10/17/18
Kerry Traynor has been working in the field of historic preservation for over 20 years. Professor Traynor has a diverse background including work in the private and public sectors, as well as in academia.
1/28/19
Brad Wales has 28 years experience working years as a sole practitioner registered in NY and NJ. His work focuses on community-based green projects, focusing on mixed-use design, streetscape and pocket park design, and passive solar design, with an overall emphasis on issues of durability.
8/21/19
Adjunct Instructor - Department of Urban and Regional Planning
adamwalt@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 235 - 716-829-5913
11/2/18
Sue Weidemann, PhD, is an environmental psychologist who, for over 35 years, has studied the relationships between people and the places and spaces they use, through her research, teaching, and consulting. 
8/21/19
Adjunct Instructor - Department of Urban and Regional Planning
winship@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 235 - 716-829-5913
8/28/19
My research focuses on practical applications of spatial models, joining amenity and location theory with applied GIS and simulation methods to explore the complexity and dynamic processes of urban systems for environmental planning, urban design, and sustainable development.
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