While medicine, law, and other professions have made
considerable progress, race and gender equity remains a major
concern in architecture and planning, and among the organizations
that oversee education and practice.
The School of Architecture and Planning is housed in historic
Hayes and Crosby Halls on UB's South Campus. Our state-of-the-art
facilities and academic resources include the latest technology in
digital fabrication and computing to a specialized library for
architecture and planning.
The School of Architecture and Planning was created half a
century ago as a direct challenge to orthodox design education. We
live those original principles today, committed to architecture and
planning as interdisciplinary problem-solving enterprises, rooted
in social engagement, nourished by research-in-practice, animated
by making and doing, and committed to meeting the needs of clients,
communities, and society in an increasingly complex urban
The School of Architecture and Planning and the University at
Buffalo offer a range of financial support opportunities for
students. Resources range from financial aid to scholarships to
The School of Architecture and Planning, in partnership with the
university, our alumni, our faculty and staff, and our
philanthropic supporters, provides support to our undergraduate and
graduate students. In addition to tuition scholarships, stipends
for travel and supplies, and support for study abroad, our
students, like our faculty, are actively engaged in teaching,
research, and service—and are rewarded for their hard
The Dean’s Council is a leadership group of friends of the
School of Architecture and Planning dedicated to raising
the global profile of the school and advancing its academic
programs and research enterprise. Members of the Dean’s
Council include distinguished alumni and leading
professionals, from firm executives to educators. As champions of
the School of Architecture and Planning, members leverage their
diverse expertise and leadership positions to forge new connections
and build the school's network of support.
Stay connected! Update your profile below and let us know where
you are and what you’re up to. As graduates of our
programs, your stories of success inspire our students and
enhance the reputation of the school on an international
The School of Architecture and Planning, in partnership with
local chapters of the American Institute of Architects and the
American Planning Association, has developed a Professional Mentor
Program for alumni and friends to share their experiences and
advice with current students.
Search job and internship opportunities in architecture and
planning. The following openings require varying levels of
education and experience and have been posted by employers on UB
Career Services' BullsEye system.
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.
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.
Daniel B. Hess, professor of urban planning who studies the
socio-economic dynamics of housing, transportation and land use,
has been appointed chair of the Department of Urban and Regional
Planning at UB, effective January 1, 2018.
An article on Professional Builder about builders who are
embracing universal design concepts reports that nearly three years
ago Beth Tauke, associate professor of architecture, and her sister
built LifeHouse, a concept home completely based on universal
design principles, in the lakefront planned community of Newport
Cove in Illinois and had people tour the model and answer a
65-question survey. “Seventy-eight percent of the people on
the tour said they saw value in owning a UD home. That’s
really good news,” she said. “People have to see value
before they’ll pay for it.”
An article on Buffalo Rising reports an international conference
commemorating the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s
birth, his legacy and Buffalo’s preeminent place in the
origins of the American Arts and Crafts movement will be celebrated
Oct. 20-22, and includes an ongoing exhibition through Oct. 29 in
Hayes Hall on the UB South Campus.
An article in Canadian Architect about the LafargeHolcim
sustainability awards reports Sarah Gunawan, adjunct instructor of
architecture in the UB School of Architecture and Planning,
received third place in the Next Generation Prize for her playful
project that imagines a wildlife habitat adapted into the
single-family homes that make up Markham, Ontario.
An article about ways Western New York seniors can age actively
reports a study conducted by the UB School of Architecture and
Planning in 2012 found that Erie County has a higher population of
seniors compared to the state or the nation.
Join us for our Fall 2017 final reviews. The series of reviews
starts with Freshman and Senior reviews starting December 4 and
runs through December 8. Explore student work from freshman to
senior studio, our graduate research groups and thesis and directed
research from our master's programs.
January 10-11, 2018
Make winter break work for you. Sign up for this year's NYC career
trek to visit firms, tour the city's most prominent project sites,
and network with leading professionals in design, planning and real