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12/22/17
The degrees themselves aren’t new. But the collaborative arrangement between the two UB schools that are offering them is.
1/5/18
Daniel B. Hess, professor of urban planning who studies the socio-economic dynamics of housing, transportation and land use, has been appointed chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at UB, effective January 1, 2018.
1/5/18
In his six years as chair, Ernest Sternberg oversaw one of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning’s most dynamic periods of growth.
12/19/17
BUFFALO, N.Y. — A duo of University at Buffalo real estate development students won first place in an intercollegiate competition, placing UB and Buffalo’s story of rebirth on the national stage.
12/11/17

Now in its second year, the Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop convenes architects, engineers and ceramicists to develop environmentally-responsive terra cotta façade prototypes. 

12/4/17

With funding from National Science Foundation, two architecture and urban planning faculty members are studying the impacts of heat and cold in Tempe and Buffalo.

4/14/17

UB’s Community for Global Health Equity (CGHE) has announced the winning research teams from its inaugural Ideas Lab workshop — “Seeding Food Equity for Global Health” (FEIL) — which was held in late January.

3/28/17

Rendering illustrating Hotel Solitaire hanging from a bridge in Seoul, South Korea.

9/22/17
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo’s nationally recognized GRoW Home is getting closer to being ready to meet its new neighbors.
11/20/17

Continuing a series of design-build competitions that activate the newly renovated Hayes Hall as a site for research through making, the school invites faculty and students to submit proposals for the design and fabrication of window seating areas on the building's staircase landings.  

12/1/17
A temporary art installation by UB architecture professors Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster has put public debate back into the town square.
11/25/17

From office, to airport, to artist colony, architecture faculty member Joyce Hwang reflects on her navigation of multi-locational practice. Read her blog contribution to ArchiteXX, an organization for women dedicated to transforming architecture through academy-to-practice connections.

12/1/17

Urban planning professor Robert Silverman, in collaboration with Ken Chilton of the Department of Public Administration, Tennessee State University, are investigating the effects of single-family home real estate investment trusts (REITs) on regional housing markets, specifically in Nashville, TN. 

11/20/17

An essay by UB architectural historian Charles Davis, II, published in the latest issue of Harvard Design Magazine, places the recent history of campus protests into historical perspective to speculate on the future role of progressive student movements in reforming American society.

11/1/17
Assistant Professor Julia Jamrozik recently presented” ‘Full Circle’ and other ways of bringing people together” at the symposium ‘Public Art: New Ways of Thinking and Working’ at York University in Canada.
11/20/17

UB’s chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students recently won their second award in the national Barbara G. Laurie NOMA Annual Student Design Competition. 

11/16/17

The two books were published by faculty and staff of the IDeA Center and offer architects, planners and building professionals practical resources for designing accessible, inclusive products and environments. 

9/8/17

Preservation efforts must be galvanized; they require mobilization, time and resources. Preservation planner and UB professor Kerry Traynor was one of five architecture experts who answered the question: What’s one American structure you wish had been saved?

11/13/17
The architecture programs at the University at Buffalo and University of Toronto are engaged in a joint research studio on the potential applications of paper and fibers in temporary structures.
11/6/17
A graduate urban planning studio’s plan for preserving the cultural and historical landscape of Buffalo’s Scajaquada Creek corridor has won the American Planning Association New York Upstate Chapter “Outstanding Student Project” award for 2017.
7/27/16

Edmund B. Hayes Hall, the iconic building with a fascinating story on the University at Buffalo’s South Campus, has been named to the National Register of Historic Places.

9/28/15
Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, an important piece of Buffalo's architectural and cultural history, is now officially on the National Register of Historic Places, thanks, in part, to the efforts of students in the School of Architecture and Planning's historic preservation program. 
11/2/17

Two architecture students have received global recognition for their “Micro-House” design submitted to the Future House: MICRO HOUSE competition, organized by Future House Organization.

11/1/17

Sarah Gunawan's "Synanthropic Suburbia" proposes a residential design with novel, symbiotic relationships between human resident and animal neighbors. Gunawan is the school's 2017-18 Peter Reyner Banham Fellow.

10/13/17

Research by the IDeA Center on accessible public transit is making its way onto the region's buses - and informing national transportation standards.

10/16/17

Imagine an apartment tower that expands – and downsizes – in response to rapidly changing lifestyles. This off-the-charts smart building design has won UB architecture professor Jin Young Song first place in an international competition to consider design in the “self-evolving city.” 

6/15/17

A colorful set of wooden cubes and cases is playing a foundational role in activating the Hayes Hall atrium gallery as a dynamic space for public events, exhibitions and even play.

10/16/17

Imagine an apartment tower that expands – and downsizes – in response to rapidly changing lifestyles. This off-the-charts smart building design has won UB architecture professor Jin Young Song first place in an international competition to consider design in the “self-evolving city.” 

10/11/17

Urban planning students have developed a plan to help Erie County prepare for rapidly aging population.

10/12/17
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo is helping drive the conversation within the planning community around how food systems can create broader social change.
10/9/17
Faculty mailboxes typically don’t generate much excitement. But when they’re in a building that’s on the National Register of Historic Places, and that’s home to an architecture school that has a reputation for “making,” only the best, designed in-house, will do.
9/14/17

With Hurricane Irma leading to massive closures - including hospitals - urban planning professor Daniel B. Hess, an expert on emergecy planning infrastructure, explores the intensive work that goes into hospital planning for catastrophic events.

9/19/17
It was show-and-tell time for UB’s Communities of Excellence last week as members of the research institutes that have been impacting our world for the past two years gathered for their annual progress review.
9/13/17
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.
9/4/17

Incoming students jumped right into the classroom on a daylong orientation tour of Buffalo's world-class architecture and urban design. A key component of orientation, the tour introduces UB's future architects and planners to the city as a source of inspiration and site of investigation.

9/6/17

Inspired as a student by school’s legacy in post-Modern architectural criticism, UB alum joins faculty to extend discourse on race and architecture

8/21/17

Two faculty additions will advance the school's rich traditions in teaching and research that situate design and planning in their social, political and historical contexts.  

8/10/17

Architecture professor Nick Rajkovich shares urban planning and design adaptations as cities face more frequent and extreme high-heat events.

11/19/15

Dean Robert Shibley has been selected among an esteemed class of 25 top educators in architecture and design by DesignIntelligence, an international publication for design leaders.

11/30/15

School of Architecture and Planning professors Beth Tauke and Korydon Smith, and architectural historian and alum Charles Davis are co-editors of Diversity and Design, a widely anticipated publication to help students understand and creatively address issues surrounding social diversity in design practice.

12/13/15

Buffalo School architecture professor Jin Young Song's design concept for “Prefabricated Apartment Remodeling Type” (or P-A-R-T) has been recognized with an AIANYS citation in the category of "Unbuilt Young."

7/3/14

Recently named an “Emerging Voice” from the Architectural League of New York, Joyce Hwang has brought her project “Bat Cloud” to the 2014 International Architectural Biennale Rotterdam (IABR 2014) as part of its “Urban by Nature” exhibit.

 

4/10/15

R.J. Multari, assistant dean for undergraduate education at the School of Architecture and Planning, has been recognized by Erie Community College for his work in aligning the college’s architecture technology program with the School of Architecture and Planning’s undergraduate program.

4/22/15

Jennifer Whittaker (MUP '15), an emerging leader in food systems planning, has just earned the distinguished SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

4/14/15

The two-year fellowship will take Hess, associate professor of urban and regional planning, across the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to research design and planning solutions for aging Soviet-era housing estates.

1/26/15

An expert on economic modeling related to natural and man-made disasters, JiYoung Park is co-editor of a new book that assesses simulated events ranging from attacks on sports stadiums to the spread of foot-and-mouth disease.

 

1/23/15

The School of Architecture and Planning will offer a new graduate specialization in real estate development beginning in September.

1/27/15

Jin Young Song, assistant professor of architecture, has received funding from the New York State Council on the Arts to develop a facade that imitates the leaves of a tree in its dappling and diffusion of natural light.

2/27/15

Two UB faculty members, including Ernest Sternberg, professor and chair of urban and regional planning, have co-authored a book on the planning decisions and engineering challenges that surround one of this nation’s most significant pieces of public infrastructure: bridges.

11/10/15

Architecture professor Joyce Hwang celebrates and centralizes urban wildlife in a trio of projects on display at the "Outside Design" exhibition as part of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, which runs through December 19.

11/12/15

Civil rights leader Shirley Sherrod shared her powerful message of hope and resiliency amid overwhelming obstacles as part of a food justice event organized this week by the Food Lab in the School of Architecture and Planning.

3/5/14

Architecture facutly members Nicholas Bruscia and Christopher Romano are in the running for two Architizer A+ Awards for their free-standing wall of super-thin steel, and the public can help them win.

5/12/14

The School of Architecture and Planning has announced two recipients of its 2014 Dean's Medal in recognition of their extraordinary accomplishments in our professions.

 

3/31/14

The School of Architecture and Planning is now offering two new programs in historic preservation: A master of science in architecture degree, and an 18-credit advanced certificate program.

 

4/7/14

Two projects by School of Architecture and Planning faculty members have landed prizes through the Architizer A+ Awards program, a competitive annual contest that draws entries from around the world.

4/28/14

The Buffalo in Philadelphia program kicked off on March 19 with a gathering of alumni and friends eager to reconnect, share memories and consider the School of Architecture and Planning community’s collective work in rebuilding cities and regions.

3/10/14

Jin Young Song, assistant professor of architecture at the School of Architecture and Planning, is a finalist for an Architizer A+ Award for his design of a dining set that folds up into a compact cube, serving as a practical and minimalistically designed artifact for modern lifestyles.

5/5/14

Robert G. Shibley, dean of UB’s School of Architecture and Planning, is being recognized by the American Institute Architects New York State for his design influence on public architecture across the state.

5/5/14

Despina Stratigakos, associate professor of architecture, chronicles the history of women in architecture in the United States for the National Women’s History Museum. 

11/18/14

A recent study by Robert Mark Silverman that revisits the "chicken-and-egg" dilemma around neighborhood revitalization and educational reform has earned the 2014 Best Article Award from Leadership and Policy in Schools, the journal in which it was published.

2/24/14

As the 2014 recipient of the 2014 William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning, Samina Raja recently participated in the Dale Prize Colloquium at Cal Poly Pomona.

2/25/14

Assistant Professor of Architecture Jin Young Song was recently awarded Special Mention for Slanted Memorial , a housing and memorial project, in the 2013 d3 Unbuilt Visions Competition.

2/11/14

Urban planning faculty members Daniel Hess and Hiroaki Hata, along with professor and department chair Ernest Sternberg, recently published their collaborative exploration of issues of urban and suburban vitality through the lens of pedestrian pathways in neighborhoods.

2/28/14

Kideney Architects, a long-standing supporter of UB and the School of Architecture and Planning, has committed $25,000 in scholarship support to help bring the most qualified aspiring architects to Buffalo.

5/27/13

The School of Architecture and Planning is excited to report on the first meeting of the “Buffalo in…” series, a new program to build connections among alumni and engage our graduates in the energy and growth of our school. 

1/13/14

Buffalo Public School third-graders dreamed up dwellings for outer space while eighth-graders planned tenements and factories as part of this year's Architecture + Education program. The program enlists faculty, students and alumni of the School of Architecture and Planning to introduce young people to architecture as a profession. 

2/14/14

Joyce Hwang, whose eco-sculptures provide habitat for bats and birds and call attention to misunderstood or ignored ecological conditions, has received a 2014 Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League of New York, one of the most coveted awards in the field.

1/27/14

When you think of the Rust Belt, glossy neighborhoods with rocketing rents may not be the first images to jump to mind. But gentrification — and concerns about rising prices — are problems even in places like Buffalo and Detroit, says University at Buffalo researcher Robert Silverman.

1/21/14

Daniel B. Hess, associate professor of urban and regional planning and director of the Estonia study abroad program, offers an account of the three-week summer course that immerses students in Estonian culture as they study the evolution of the built environment and contemporary urban planning in Europe.

12/19/13

In a lovely ceremony in Forest Lawn cemetary, Buffalo's architecture community commemorated the 100th anniversary of the death of Louise Bethune, the first professional female architect in the United States. 

9/10/13

On September 17, Samina Raja, associate professor of urban and regional planning, will deliver a keynote on the leadership role of SUNY campuses in promoting sustainable, campus-wide food systems as part of the 2013 SUNY Sustainability Conference, hosted by UB.

10/1/13

Robert G. Shibley, professor and dean of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, has received the American Institute of Architects New York State (AIANYS) 2013 Educator Award.

12/19/13

Despina Stratigakos, associate professor of architecture, has launched a viral campaign to write female architects into digital history.

9/6/13

The School of Architecture and Planning welcomes five new faculty members this fall in architecture and urban and regional planning.

7/8/13

Henry Louis Taylor Jr., professor of urban and regional planning, discussed the relationship of supplier diversity to community wealth and the regeneration of distressed communities at a recent conference sponsored by True Blue Inclusion, a research and consultantcy supporting diversity leaders across the U.S.

11/18/13

The University at Buffalo's William R. Greiner Hall has won a national award for its innovations in design and construction. The Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access played a central role on the project's design team, working closely with Cannon Design to integrate accessibility features. 

10/31/13

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the School of Architecture and Planning are collaborating on a five-year, $4.6 million federally funded project to advance physical access and public transportation for people with disabilities by bringing together computer science technology and the principles of universal design.

12/16/13

Researchers at the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access are working with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to test features that could make public transit better for all riders.

11/25/13

Associate Professor Joyce Hwang and Clinical Assistant Professor Dennis Maher have both received highly competitive grants through the Artist Fellowship Program of the New York Foundation for the Arts. They are among only 91 artists or collaborative teams selected from nearly 3,000 applicants state-wide.  

11/11/13

Architecture faculty members Nicholas Bruscia and Nicholas Bruscia have won an international competition with their proposal to build a wall from panels of super-thin steel folded into wild geometric patterns.

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.

10/22/13

Dean Robert G. Shibley, who led the master planning process for Buffalo’s comprehensive plan and downtown plan, shares his thoughts on the Rust Belt city’s rebirth.

10/30/13

Kathryn Bryk Friedman of the UB Regional Institute, an expert on the Canada-U.S. relationship and transboundary policy, has been named a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

10/30/13

Department of Urban and Regional Planning faculty members Robert Mark Silverman and Li Yin, along with Kelly Patterson, assistant professor of social work at UB, have been awarded federal funding to develop an analytic tool for affordable housing development in shrinking cities. 

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.

12/3/13

The School of Architecture and Planning was among a group of top U.S. architecture schools singled out for their state-of-the-art fabrication facilities by the University College Dublin as it develops a new shop for its College of Engineering & Architecture.

12/12/13

The School of Architecture and Planning recently held the inaugural convening of its Dean’s Council, a leadership group of distinguished alumni and top practitioners from across the U.S. that will work to raise the school’s global profile, build its network of support and forge new connections with the professions. 

10/22/13

Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., PhD, professor of urban and regional planning, is among a distinguished group of individuals being inducted into the Service Honor Roll of the Urban Affairs Association, an international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers, and public service professionals.

11/12/13

Over the past two decades, hundreds of students participating in the School of Architecture and Planning’s Habitat for Humanity program have raised 56 homes across Buffalo, gaining hands-on experience in building and construction and rebuilding entire neighborhoods along the way.

9/2/13

Urban and regional planning faculty member Harry Warren, along with architecture faculty members Hiro Hata and Michael Williams, all of H+W Studio, have been retained as part of a team to design several facilities for the Canalside development project on the Buffalo waterfront.

 

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.

12/19/13

Samina Raja, associate professor of urban and regional planning and an internationally regarded food systems researcher, has won the 2014 William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning.

9/3/13

Domus, an international magazine on architecture, art and design, recently sat down with Dean Robert Shibley to investigate the process behind the realization of UB's Solar Strand.

11/13/13

Jin Young Song, assistant professor of architecture, has won the Grand Prize in the 2013 Hyundai Engineering & Construction Technology Forum for his proposal for a prefabricated unit for apartment remodeling.

4/29/15

The theatre term “entr’acte,” or the interval between acts in a play, becomes a vehicle to explore the interstices of architecture and new media - and the formation of new publics - in an edited volume just published by the School of Architecture and Planning’s Jordan Geiger.

9/2/15

The exhibition draws on a five-week summer tour of 37 American cities and 19 states and the experiences and encounters with variations of the urban grid. 

9/10/15

“Line Garden,” a playful landscape of commercial barrier tape designed by architecture professors Julia Jamrozik Coryn Kempster is again featured in the International Garden Festival of Les Jardin de Métis.

5/1/15

This past spring break, while many students were vacationing or catching up on assignments, a contingent of School of Architecture and Planning students and faculty were busy presenting work, collaborating with partners and touring sites in South Korea.

7/18/15

Dean Shibley has helped bring Buffalo and its revitalization into the national spotlight. Now, R-House Radio Show's Peter Hunt asks, "How can we maintain this momentum?"

9/3/15

Photos and renderings reveal how the 1800s South Campus landmark is being transformed into a modern space for work and learning.

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