2/14/17

We are pleased to welcome three new members to the Dean’s Council, a leadership group of professionals in architecture, urban planning and real estate development that works in direct support of the mission of the school.

1/13/17

john powell, director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley, is a legal scholar and internationally recognized thought leader on questions of race, equity and social justice. He will visit UB Feb. 6-10, 2017, as the Will and Nan Clarkson Chair in Planning.

1/10/17

Nicholas Hills, Lisa Liang, Griffin Perry, Dylan Russ and Peter Vidulich II each received a $100 award from Hyatt’s All Things Creative, a go-to spot for generations of UB architecture students for course-required and general architectural supplies.

12/16/16

A fall architecture studio had students explore local rowing houses for inspiration in redesigning a new row facility for UB along the Buffalo River.

1/19/17

Students in Jin Young Song’s fall studio spent the semester creating designs for a new UB Police headquarters that would foster good relations with students and the larger campus community.

2/14/17

An architecture studio on refugee housing and newly built church and parish center in Madrid have earned two UB architecture faculty members national recognition as inspiring educators who creatively engage architectural practice and extend their work into the public sector.

2/10/17
Civil rights expert john a. powell told a packed house in Hayes Hall that the most destructive issue in American society is systemic racism.
2/16/17

The School of Architecture and Planning’s Resilient Buildings Lab is at the helm of new research on how buildings in New York State will need to adapt to the changing climate.

2/20/17

Despite an aging workforce, Buffalo's economy continues to grow, according to an exhaustive analysis of the region's economy, labor force and wages. The research was conducted by the UB Regional Institute and commissioned by Invest Buffalo Niagara.

2/24/17

Fifteen architecture students had a chance to connect with firms, alumni and the future of architecture through UB's Road Trip NYC career development program.

3/13/17

UB's Architecture Graduate Student Association is collecting Student & Faculty work from across the School of Architecture & Planning.

3/13/17

Professors Brian Carter and Annette LeCuyer have been recognized by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada for the awareness they’ve raised of Canadian architecture through publishing.

3/22/17

The same dimpled surface that allows a golf ball to slice through the air is applied to the exterior of a high-rise building to reduce wind load. The design by Jin Young Song and an engineer with SOM was a finalist in an international competition.

3/28/17

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

5/22/17

One has spent the past 12 years helping to rebuild Ground Zero. The other applies the tools of urban planning to help fight epidemics from Ethiopia to Afghanistan. Both are alums of the School of Architecture and Planning and among this year’s winners of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the UB Alumni Association.

4/3/17

Events range from a talk addressing malnutrition among children in developing countries, to hosting leaders from across the Western Hemisphere for the biennial meeting of the Interamerican Network for Healthy Habitats.

3/24/17

Professor, friend, and passionate practitioner, Ted Lownie was a beloved member of the School of Architecture and Planning community. Let us know how he touched your life. 

4/6/17
Teams of UB graduate students in real estate development, architecture, and urban planning recently presented recommendations for how three centrally-located parking lots in downtown Buffalo could eventually be redeveloped.
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.

4/21/17

Architecture professor Joyce Hwang is one of six recipients of the 2017 Urban Edge Award from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning. The recognition put Hwang on site in the City of Milwaukee for a series of site studies on adaptive reuse strategies along the Kinnickinnic River corridor. 

5/5/17
The collection of grain elevators at Silo City is an impressive enough site, the industrial behemoths towering over the Buffalo River. But a project created by UB freshman architecture students this spring lends a unique perspective to the grain elevators, and the landscape.
5/12/17

The School of Architecture and Planning will award its Dean's Medal to alumna Diane Georgopulos (BA '73) and posthumously to architects Ted Lownie and Mark Mendell, beloved friends of the school and leaders in their profession.

5/23/17
CannonDesign has made a leadership gift to the School of Architecture and Planning in recognition of the firm’s deep connections to the school and as tribute to former CannonDesign President and Co-Chairman Mark Mendell, who served as a founding member of the school’s Dean’s Council.
5/17/17
Madelaine Britt, who will graduate on Friday with degrees in political science and environmental design, has been honored with a 2017 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence for her academic achievements and commitment to grassroots activism in food security, affordable housing and economic justice.
5/17/17
A planning scholar investigating the experience of LGBT older adults in community and residential settings will walk the stage at the school’s Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 19, as the first graduate of UB’s PhD program in urban and regional planning. 
6/1/17
To develop their winning idea at this year’s Global Innovation Challenge, team United Youth looked to their own individual experiences for inspiration.
5/23/17
Robert Silverman, professor of urban planning, has been elected chair of the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) Governing Board. UAA is the international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers and public service professionals.
6/12/17

An assortment of turn-of-the-century artifacts from the Larkin Company and its Frank Lloyd Wright-designed administrative building rest upon the craftsmanship of UB architecture students in “Wright’s Larkin,” an exhibition on industry and the Arts and Crafts Movement, now on view in UB’s Hayes Hall. 

6/13/17

Among the 11 awards presented at the 2017 WNYAPA awards ceremony, six were given to individuals or projects representing students, faculty and alumni of the School of Architecture and Planning.  

6/13/17

University at Buffalo students have taken their skills to the sky to raise awareness of the power of design through a classic format of advertising: the billboard.

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.

7/10/17

Architecture professors Despina Stratigakos and Charles Davis have both received research awards from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts to advance critical work in architectural history.

7/10/17
Until three years ago Juweria Dahir (BA ’15) knew no one in Buffalo other than her husband and his family. Now she is more deeply immersed in the workings of this city, and in the lives and fortunes of its people, than most native-born residents. 
7/10/17

For Samina Raja and members of the Food Lab at UB, food systems planning is a pursuit of equity and social justice for the people who have long been disenfranchised by traditional planning—the poor, people of color, immigrants and refugees.

7/20/17

An award-winning university project is returning home to South Campus. UB’s GRoW Home, a student-built solar home that traveled across the country to place atop the 2015 Solar Decathlon, is now being reassembled behind Hayes Hall.

8/3/17
In Ghana, a newborn child receives the names of both parents, which are often aspirations for the child’s future. Dr. Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah, the most recent faculty hire for the UB School of Architecture and Planning, is on a path to live up to his father’s name, Boamah, Helper of Nations.
8/4/17
Three top-performing students in UB's architecture program have been recognized with scholarships from the Buffalo/WNY chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
8/1/17

Architecture professor Korydon Smith says health care reform and America's aging infrastructure should be part of the same debate.

8/21/17

Two UB undergraduate architecture students are the recipients of a new scholarship program formed by KieranTimberlake to increase access to architectural education.

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.

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.

9/8/17

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?

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.
9/19/17
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.
9/14/17

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.

9/22/17
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo’s nationally recognized GRoW Home is getting closer to being ready to meet its new neighbors.
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.
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.
10/13/17

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.” 

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.” 

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.

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.

11/6/17
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.
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.
11/16/17

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. 

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. 

11/1/17
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

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.

11/20/17

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.  

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. 

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.
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.

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. 

12/19/17
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.
12/22/17
The degrees themselves aren’t new. But the collaborative arrangement between the two UB schools that are offering them is.