The school and partners in Buffalo, Niagara Falls and across the region have had a fruitful partnership these past 50 years. Indeed, engagement in the region – its communities, industry and practice environment – has been a cornerstone of the school's pedagogy since its inception.
Come experience this work through nine stories in the distinctive Pecha Kucha format. The short-format presentation, featuring 20 images, 20 seconds each, is designed to foster creative dialogue. Buffalo's Pecha Kucha representatives, Nick Bruscia & Joanna Gillespie, will emcee the event.
The Pecha Kucha presentation will be followed by a Community Conversation focused on the next half century. What needs to be done in the next 50 years? How should we work together? A facilitated discussion will begin to set a direction and agenda.
9:00 am – 10:30 pm
Seneca-Salamanca Leasehold Study – Bradshaw Hovey One of the very first projects undertaken by the School of Architecture and Environmental Design through the Buffalo Organization for Social and Technological Innovation (BOSTI)
The Entertainment District Project – Frank Palen. An urban design studio, instigated by Dean Harold L. Cohen, which changed the fate of downtown Buffalo, by a former project staffer.
Universal Design – Edward Steinfeld. Over three decades, the IDeA Center has led the way in understanding how the built environment affects access and designing ways to make it easier for people of all abilities.
Architecture in Education – Beth Tauke and friends. Faculty and students from the Department of Architecture have been working with area practitioners in the Buffalo Public School students for years to introduce the idea of architecture, concepts in the practice, and career possibilities.
Small built works – Cody Wilson. Over the past twenty years Brad Wales’ “Small Built Works Project” has produced a series of structures to add beauty, utility, and sustainability to landscape in Buffalo.
Housing Buffalo’s New Americans – Erkin Ozay. A recent studio explored the potential for temporary and long-term housing for newly-arrived refugees and immigrants in Buffalo.
Buffalo Niagara by Design – Robert Shibley. Across an arc of a quarter century, the Urban Design Project and the UB Regional Institute have been key players in the evolution of a broad regional planning framework.
Community Conversation: 10:45- Noon
A facilitated discussion about future role of the School of Architecture and Planning in the Buffalo Niagara region and beyond. How can scholars and citizens work together to solve problems and improve our way of life?