Courses

The undergraduate course catalog for the School of Architecture and Planning is located:

Graduate Courses

6/26/18
The studio will emphasize critical thinking on basic architectural issues through the design proposal of a group of three houses and three workspaces (painting, writing, and music composing) for three very different families that will be sharing a single undivided lot in the east side of the city of Buffalo. 
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The studio will focus on collecting and collections and will be organized around two projects during the semester. Students will be required to work both collaboratively and individually.  Individual proposals will be required for each project.
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This course will expose students to a variety of methods used in architectural representation, both 2d and 3d, while learning to look closely in order to gain the observation skills needed in the discipline of architecture.
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This course provides an overview of architecture and ideas of building and community form in major world cultures from the Neolithic era to 1450 C.E. 
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In this technical methods seminar, we will conduct research into a wide variety of materials, both known materials and less known materials, used or potentially usable within the realm of architecture and design.
6/26/18
Environmental design includes the study of the planned environment that is built by humans. This course focuses on buildings and the systems and technologies that they use, introducing the fundamental factors that affect the choices made by the architect and developer when buildings are designed. 
6/26/18

In the first half of this course, we will develop our own surveying tools in the shop to investigate a portion of the abandoned Bethlehem Steel site Lackawanna, New York. Tools developed in the class will incorporate traditional remote sensing and surveying equipment (for position), digital and analog monitors (for phenomena), and will be recorded on a paper template.

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This interdisciplinary seminar examines precedents and principles of good urban design; Making cities legible, sustainable, healthy, equitable, and rich in human experience”

6/26/18

This interdisciplinary seminar examines precedents and principles of good urban design; Making cities legible, sustainable, healthy, equitable, and rich in human experience”

6/26/18
This seminar will focus on the tectonic, the convergence of poetry and technique in architecture. The course will explore innovative uses of materials through the examination of a series of contemporary buildings by distinguished international architects. It will seek to develop an understanding of how technical decisions in the deployment of materials, construction systems and details can be directed towards conceptual and cultural ends.
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Environmental Systems 2 (previously titled Environmental Controls 1) deals with the thermal and environmental processes that affect buildings, and gives design students the means to respond to and manipulate the thermal environment. 
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The seminar will entail reading, group discussion, research and presentations, as well as visual documentation and drawing.

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This course will focus on the changing forms of buildings. Through critical examinations of different types of buildings, students will be introduced to forms shaped by culture, economics and use and the ways that changes in the use and considerations of buildings, landscapes and space can shape form.
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This studio will explore the idea of mixing different uses in one building to produce a living, working and leisure environment that supports mind-body balance. 
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The building of cities is—and always has been—an activity with many moving parts. This studio will explore the calibration of those parts. In so doing, we will examine the theme of collective social engagement in the design and construction of shared spaces for the built environment.