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A UB partnership with local industry has engineered a DIY fabric mask that is not only a potentially high-performing alternative to industrial solutions like the N95 mask, but is affordable and scalable.

Samendy Brice (MArch '20) has been awarded the 2019-20 ARCC King Medal, the Deptartment of Architecture's Thesis Prize, for her proposal of a border market as a structural element and condition of exchange along the contested border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Associate professor and former chair of architecture Omar Khan is headed to the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University, where he has been appointed head of school, effective Aug. 1.

Along with our faculty, students, staff, and alumni, we are enraged by and grieve the recent killing of Mr. George Floyd at the hands of a police officer. In support of racial justice and building on the School’s collective commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity, we wil execute an explicitly anti-racist approach across all our operations.

Media Mentions

An article on the revival of architectural terra cotta in Metropolis Magazine features the Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop, a multi-year research partnership between UB and Boston Valley Terra Cotta focused on terra cotta facade prototype development.
An article in Architect Magazine on extreme weather events and their impact on the resilience of the built environmet quotes UB architecture professor Nicholas Rajkovich and cites his research on "Adapting Buildings for a Changing Climate" as a guide for professionals and policymakers. 
The Buffalo News reports on how Buffalo organizations plan to use food to empower people and build a new economy that benefits working-class residents. It mentions the groups are working with UB’s Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab, which is led by Samina Raja, professor of urban and regional planning.
The Buffalo News reports that Dennis Maher, clinical professor of architecture in the UB School of Architecture and Planning, and his students have been studying old architectural renderings and blueprints designed by August Minks who, as part of A. Minks & Son Architects, designed nearly 40 buildings in Buffalo more than a century ago. Maher bought the documents for $20 at an estate sale in Grand Island. "I've been collecting things for 20 years," Maher said. "The essence of a lot of my work is repurposing found things, and also thinking about the built environment. I was basically unfolding and unfurling the drawings and realizing what a treasure trove this is."



Dec. 6, 2019

The two fall 2019 senior Environmental Design (END 450) workshops invite you to attend their final presentations focusing on cross-municipal coordination and neighborhood improvements in two unique local contexts. 


Dec. 4, 2019

The fall 2019 graduate studios in urban planning and real estate development invite you to attend their final presentations on three unique Buffalo-based planning and development projects.


Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - Monday, December 9, 2019

Join us for our Fall 2019 final reviews. Explore student work from freshman to senior studio, our graduate research groups and thesis and directed research from our master's programs. 


Nov. 22, 2019

Join us for the launch of Intersight 22, the 2019-20 journal of student work. Learn more about the vision for this year's book from editor and Brunkow Fellow Lizzy Gilman (MArch '20). 


Nov. 13, 2019

Peter Galison, the Joseph Pellegrino University Professor at Harvard University, works at the intersection of physics, history and philosophy of science, and film. Galison will present "Philosophy of the Shadow," addressing the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration's hunt for an objective image of a black hole