Marking our 50th Anniversary

Celebrating the heart of a school

On March 3, 1967, the trustrees of the State University of New York approved the formation of the "School of Architecture and Environmental Design" at UB, a program that founding dean John Eberhard and the school's pioneering faculty and students would cultivate into a radical experiment in design education. Fifty years later, the School of Architecture and Planning remains rooted in the principals of experimentation, critical practice and public service through research and teaching in architecture and planning. Help us celebrate our legacy as we write the next chapter together.


We’re digging deep into the collective memory of our alumni, faculty and friends to document the first 50 years of the School of Architecture and Planning.


A multi-year celebration of our 50th anniversary kicked off with the Hayes Hall reopening in 2016 and continues through 2019.

The School of Architecture and Planning was created half a century ago as a direct challenge to orthodox design education.