Events

50+ Counter Culture Public lecture series event banner with colorful squares.

Every semester the School of Architecture and Planning invites distinguished architects and planners to campus for a series of public symposia, seminars and exhibitions. Convening practitioners, scholars, students and members of the community around the top issues facing our profession today, the program is a vibrant part of the intellectual life of the school.

Our Fall 2019 program, COUNTER / CULTURE, takes its cue from the celebration of the School of Architecture and Planning's 50th year and sets up dialogues from a multitude of disciplinary perspectives on the subject of architectural education and institutional critique. 

Fall 2019 Public Programs

10/9/19

Oct. 9, 2019

Delivering this year's Jammal Lecture is Ahmad Zaki Sarferaz, mayor of Kabul and a 2014 graduate of UB. He will discuss the role of urban planning as the capital city of Afghanistan navigates rapid urbanization and rising citizen demands for services amidst ongoing conflict.

9/26/19

Students from all academic backgrounds are invited to attend an information session on UB's JD/MUP joint degree on Sept. 26, 2019. Current students in UB's MUP or JD program are encouraged to attend.

9/25/19

Sept. 25, 2019

Join architectural historian Joan Ockman for a discussion of how architectural research and its curatorial extensions relate to contemporary digital-global society.

9/5/19

Sept. 5, 2019 (Symposium), Exhibition (through Dec 2019)  

Ludovico Centis (2013-14 Peter Reyner Banham Fellow) organizes a symposium and exhibition highlighting Peter Reyner Banham's work in Buffalo, NY.

8/23/19

The School of Architecture and Planning is excited to kick off the 2019-20 academic year with a dynamic lineup of orientation events. Activities kick off Thursday, August 22 and continue through the weekend. 

8/15/19

Now in its fourth year, ACAW engages manufacturers, educators, architects, engineers and ceramic artists in hands-on innovation with terra cotta facades. The workshop takes place August 12-15, 2019.

10/16/18

Oct. 16, 2019

"Time is money" has long been the mantra of capitalism, but what do we get if we look closely at the time side of this equation? This talk will do just that, focusing on how contemporary theorizations of time affect architectural education and practice. 

Spring 2019 Public Programs

5/14/19

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

See student concepts in affordable housing developed under the direction of Brad Wales and the architecture program's Small Built Works program. Presented in partnership with PUSH Buffalo.

5/10/19

May 10, 2019

Join us as we celebrate Prof. Alfred Price's 42 years of dedicated service to teaching and research at the School of Architecture and Planning

5/6/19

May 6 - May 14, 2019

Join us for our Spring 2019 final reviews. The series of reviews starts with Freshman reviews starting May 6 and runs through May 14. Explore student work from freshman to senior studio, our graduate research groups and thesis and directed research from our master's programs. 

5/1/19

May 1, 2019
Come celebrate the 2018 - 2019 academic year with Awards Day! Come and have fun with awards, pizza, prizes and fun!

4/25/19

April 25, 2019
Five researchers from across UB share their scholarly passions in snappy seven minute presentations and lively Q&A.  Reception to follow.

4/25/19

April 25, 2019

Join ASHRAE Buffalo Student Chapter + UB AIAS for a Solar Decathlon “GRoW Home” Tour & Professional Networking Night.

4/24/19

April 24, 2019

Jane Battersby presents findings from research conducted in South Africa, Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe to frame the impacts of existing planning on food security, but also the potential for more food sensitive planning to emerge.

4/18/19

April 16 - May 16 (please not the rescheduled dates/times)

Join the School of Architecture and Planning's Resilient Buildings Lab for a series of webinars focused on the impacts of climate change on New York State’s building sector. Up to six AIA LU/HSW available. 

4/17/19

April 17 - August 7

Now What?!  features a presentation and panel discussion which examine the little-known history of architects and designers working to further the causes of the civil rights, women’s, and LGBTQ movements of the past fifty years. 

4/11/19

April 11, 2019

Join us for a conversation on the complex interrelation between artistic practices and their historically charged subjects in urban environments. How can artists, historians, and architects address these issues as critical observers rather than accomplices?

4/10/19

April 10, 2019

Sarah Lopez focuses the construction and design of migrant detention facilities in Texas since the 1960s in relation to immigration policy and private prison practices. 

4/3/19

April 3, 2019
This symposium examines the racial discourses that subtended "American Architecture" movements during the long nineteenth century. 

4/2/19

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The nationally celebrated playwright Oren Safdie presents a read-through of “Color Blind," a new play that satirizes the racial politics of a fictional jury assembled to select a winning design for the National Museum of African American Museum of History and Culture in Washington DC.

4/1/19

April 1 - 5, 2019

Celebrate the work and intellectural life of our school. Aterlier 2019 kicks off April 1 with Open Studio and concludes with our Beaux Arts Ball.

3/26/19

NOW RESCHEDULED for TUESDAY, March 26 at 6 pm.
This lecture will focus on the current work of Studio Daniel Libeskind and the detailed examination of specific projects. 

3/21/19

March 21, 2019
Join us for a critical conversation that draws lessons from Buffalo on the role of architecture and planning schools in place-based urban regeneration

3/13/19

March 13, 2019

Andrew Berman will present a range of built work and discuss the unique project parameters as well as ongoing concerns and objectives that inform the design process of each building. 

3/11/19

March 8 - 29, 2019

Showcasing the work of three successive undergraduate architectural design studios, Good Neighbors proposes the exploration of space at the domestic scale in the city of Buffalo, which is known as the City of Good Neighbors.

3/9/19

March 6-7, 2019

Join us for a public lecture with architectural historian Lauren Weiss Bricker, who comes to UB as our 2019 Clarkson Chair in Planning. 

2/27/19

February 27, 2019

Mustafa Faruki will discuss student work developed under his direction as the 2018-19 Reyner Banham Fellow. Examples of this work are also installed as part of an exhibition organized by Faruki in the Hayes Hall Atrium Gallery.

2/22/19

February 22, 2019 
Explore the intersection of architecture and deafness including the architecture of schools for the deaf, “Deaf Space”, and the impact of evolving technology and cultural attitudes toward deafness.

2/20/19

February 20, 2019

This event will discuss how the Northland Beltline Redevelopment Project aims to transform a community affected by the decline of a once thriving manufacturing facility on the east side of Buffalo. 

2/13/19

February 13, 2019

As the UB Confucius Institute Distinguished Architecture Lecture, Zhu Pei will trace the roots of his work and that inspiration through examinations of current design proposals.

2/9/19

Feb 9 - Mar 31, 2019

Presenting the work of a graduate studio and seminar in architecture, Cages / Logging composes two parallel narratives that explore the processes by which nature becomes a material space charged with intellectual emotion and tactility.

2/6/19

February 6, 2019

The event brings together alumni from architecture, urban planning and real estate development, to discuss different forms of practice that they are engaging in after graduating from UB.

Attention AIA and AICP members

Select lecture and events in our public programs series offer AIA and AICP learning units for professional continuing education. Details are provided on specific event pages. 

Past Events

10/24/18

Looking 50 years ahead at mega-trends like climate change and globalization, national urban planners and community members come together on Oct. 24 to consider a more resilient Buffalo Niagara. Workshop results will be presented at a public forum on Oct. 26.

10/18/18

Oct 18, 2018

Molly Wright Steenson presents "AI and Stories of Autonomous Landscapes," tracing the history of AI in architecture and looking ahead to its contemporary and future implications. 

10/10/18

Oct 10, 2018

Michelle M. Thompson, associate professor at UNO PLUS, presents her financial inclusion project which evaluates public and private financial policies, tools, and practices that impact the ability for people to increase their personal and family wealth.

10/10/18

Nov 2, 2018

Michael Smith-Masis of Harvard GSD, presents "1:1", a humanistic social design agenda that emphasizes community empowerment and sustainability. Smith-Masis will draw upon case studies in inclusive design processes in low-income environments in Costa Rica.

10/3/18

Oct 3, 2018

Urban design and planning practitioners take stock of emerging alternative spatial practices and consider the potential for systemic change on the ground.