Media Mentions

An article on Buffalo Rising about the Downtown Public Library’s Reading Park reports the library has been working with community groups, including students from the UB School of Architecture and Planning, to flesh out the design details and how visitors will interact with the park.
An article on e-Architect by Brian Carter, professor of architecture in the UB School of Architecture and Planning, looks at a new concert hall to be built in Russia and what it means in terms of social history. “That new concert hall planned for the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra in Yekaterinburg offers hope and is to be celebrated. While there may be hints of grand foyers they appear not to overshadow closed halls as with Garnier’s Paris Opera. Instead, plans for this new 1,600 seat concert hall spread out the audience so all are clearly on display while musicians play against a vast backdrop of the city,” he writes.
An article on Buffalo Rising looks at Better On Bailey: Infrastructure Plan, a design proposal by Matthew Straub, a student in the UB School of Architecture and Planning, that looks at streetscape designs for Bailey Avenue that will calm traffic, promote multi-modal transportation and create a people-friendly business corridor between Winspear and Kensington avenues.
WIVB-TV’s Wake-Up morning show broadcast live from UB’s GRoW Home on South Campus throughout the morning Wednesday. Segments featured live interviews with Martha Bohm, assistant professor of architecture; Ken MacKay, clinical associate professor of architecture; and UB architecture graduate Chris Osterhoudt. A shorter segment aired during Channel 4’s noon newscast.
An article in the Financial Times features the work of UB architecture professor Joyce Hwang in its review of "Pet-tecture: Design for Pets," published by Phaidon. On Hwang's "Bat Tower," the article states: "Aiming to raise awareness of the importance of bats to our ecosystem, this bold and striking structure resembles a gargantuan sleeping bat." (The article is viewable only by subscribers).
An article on Buffalo Rising reports “See It Through Buffalo,” a documentary short produced in association with the UB School of Architecture and Planning that aired as part of the prestigious 2018 Venice Biennale, will premiere in Buffalo as part of the Buffalo International Film Festival on Oct. 5 in the North Park Theatre. The article notes that the film was directed by Greg Delaney, clinical assistant professor of architecture. 
A story on WBKW-TV about a recent article in The Guardian in which a Harvard professor says Buffalo has the assets to be a climate refuge interviews Zoe Hamstead, assistant professor of environmental planning in UB’s School of Architecture and Planning, who agreed, but cautioned that “Buffalo has an incredibly beautiful, historic building stock. And, I think that's one of the real assets, but it also presents a real challenge when it comes to energy efficiency.”
An article on PhysOrg reports Samina Raja, professor of urban and regional planning in the UB School of Architecture and Planning, is co-editor of a special issue of the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development that focuses on food systems planning efforts. "Engagement in food systems planning is no longer a new concern for local governments," the co-editors wrote in their accompanying editorial. "Local governments across North America have developed, enacted and, indeed, implemented policies that are ostensibly designed to strengthen food systems."
An article on the front page of Sunday’s City & Region section about a consultant’s report about where to locate a new Buffalo convention center interviews Bradshaw Hovey, research associate professor in the UB School of Architecture and Planning. “It really is a difficult thing to insert into the fabric of a city just because the footprint of a convention center is so large," he said.
A story on Spectrum News interviews Robert Shibley, dean of the UB School of Architecture and Planning, about Buffalo’s legendary architecture, which is featured in a 15-minute short documentary, “See It Through Buffalo,” that is being shown in Venice, Italy, at the Time, Space and Existence Exhibit. The article notes that the film highlights Buffalo as a city-wide classroom for UB architectural students. "We live in a city of really good bones. Bones given to us by Frederick Law Olmsted. Bones given to us by Joseph Ellicott when he gave us the radial street plan,” he said, adding that the school is building on the momentum from the international exposure and plan to release a book about the school’s partnership with the city.