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 is housed in historic
Hayes and Crosby Halls on UB's South Campus. Our state-of-the-art
facilities and academic resources include the latest technology in
digital fabrication and computing to a specialized library for
architecture and planning.
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
The Dean’s Council is a leadership group of friends of the
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
Council include distinguished alumni and leading
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
and build the school's network of support.
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you are and what you’re up to. As graduates of our
programs, your stories of success inspire our students and
enhance the reputation of the school on an international
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.
Search job and internship opportunities in architecture and
planning. The following openings require varying levels of
education and experience and have been posted by employers on UB
Career Services' BullsEye system.
In celebration of Banham’s legacy of experimental criticism, the fellowship is intended to support the research and creative activity of emerging practicitioners. Candidates are encouraged to propose a research trajectory that will be developed in tandem with a pedagogical agenda.
Paul L. Battaglia, AIA, ASA, INCE, has been an Adjunct Associate
Professor at UB since 1985 teaching Architectural Lighting and
Acoustics.: Environmental Controls 2. He also teaches a seminar on
Aural Architecture and has taught Generic Building Types and
various architectural studios in the Millard Fillmore College.
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.
Sean Burkholder is an architect whose work coalesces around issues characteristic of the Great Lakes region, including urban vacancy, fresh-water ecosystems, infrastructural re-purposing, dredge material management and the urban/water interface.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nicholas B. Rajkovich, PhD, AIA is an Assistant Professor at the
University at Buffalo. His research investigates the intersection
of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and adaptation to climate
Christopher Romano is a Research Assistant Professor at the
University at Buffalo, State University of New York and a
researcher within the Material Culture Research Group where he
co-directs the Sustainable Futures study abroad program in the
cloud forest of Costa Rica.
A native of Chicago, Bryce received his AB in Architecture Cum
Laude from Washington University in St. Louis (1982) and thereafter
studied at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture
and Planning, where he earned his Master of Architecture
(1985.) Subsequently he worked at several prominent New York
City firms, including Gwathmey Siegel and Associates, and secured
his Architectural License in the State of New York prior to
establishing his own practice as well working in collaboration with
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Beth Tauke is Associate Dean in the School of Architecture and
Planning at the University at Buffalo - State University of New
York, Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture, and
Project Director in the Center for Inclusive Design and
Environmental Access (IDEA), the leading research center on
universal design in the built environment in the U.S.
Brad Waleshas 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.
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