Hayes Hall Comes to Life

View a photo gallery of Hayes Hall as the spaces inside come to life.

Since its reopening in fall 2016, Hayes Hall has come to life as a canvas for the work, life and culture of our school, and an inspirational setting for new engagements. View a photo gallery here.

Read the latest news and developments about the restoration and activation of UB's historic Hayes Hall.


Hundreds are expected to attend the two-day celebration. Participation is also available via social media and select live streaming.


Architecture and planning students are raving about the new design and technology upgrades.


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.


An effort to engage School of Architecture and Planning faculty and students in finishing their newly renovated home in UB's Hayes Hall has yielded architectural innovation in perhaps the most functional and mundane of spaces - the mailroom.


Five years in the making, the renovated Hayes Hall will reopen to students next fall and once again serve as the heart of UB’s South Campus. Join us for the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 23, as well as for exhibits, symposia, building tours and much more to be held Sept. 23-24.

The Louis P. Ciminelli Family Foundation has given $1 million to the School of Architecture and Planning to help build a brighter future for the school and its host communities.
The school invites faculty, students and practitioners to submit proposals for the design and fabrication of Hayes Hall faculty mailboxes, in collaboration with Boston Valley Terra Cotta. We welcome proposals which thoughtfully explore function using space, material and process to create an identity of making.
Photos and renderings reveal how the 1800s South Campus landmark is being transformed into a modern space for work and learning.
The Hayes Hall clock tower, freshly painted, gleamed in the August sun. Addressing the crowd, Dean Robert Shibley made a Babe Ruth gesture to the iconic clock tower: “We’ve waited long enough, folks. By 2015, we’re going home.”