Developed by the School of Architecture and Planning's preservation planning studio, the master plan provides historical context and design guidelines for waterfront site after demolition of Paul Rudolph-designed housing complex.


Architecture professor Joyce Hwang celebrates and centralizes urban wildlife in a trio of projects on display at the "Outside Design" exhibition as part of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, which runs through December 19.


The Graham Foundation grant will support the publication of the first in-depth study of the aesthetic and ideological constructions of the "domestic" Adolf Hitler and how this was used to soften his public image and seduce audiences in Germany and abroad. 


This year's Banham Fellow, architect and writer Ang Li, will lead a yearlong seminar and site-specific installations that explore the role of the industrial monument as a trope in architectural history and practice.


A group of architects, professors and activists, including the School of Architecture and Planning's Despina Stratigakos, recently came together for the 3rd Wikipedia Editathon in New York City to to celebrate and write into history women who have played significant roles in the American built environment.


Buffalo School architecture professor Jin Young Song's design concept for “Prefabricated Apartment Remodeling Type” (or P-A-R-T) has been recognized with an AIANYS citation in the category of "Unbuilt Young."


"The Depth of the Skin" by Miguel Guitart explores the architectural skin and human experiences within.


Interviewed prominently on curbed.com, Prof. Edward Steinfeld reflected on the past 25 years after the American with Disabilities Act passage.


The School of Architecture and Planning has announced that Howard Zemsky, the Buffalo developer turned state economic development leader, will receive the 2015 Dean's Medal.

A new book by UB architectural historian Despina Stratigakos shows how propagandists used lifestyle stories to soften Hitler’s image prior to World War II.

The One Region Forward Community Congress on February 12, 2015, welcomed over 150 guests in celebrating nearly three years of research, community engagement, partnership building and planning by over 5,000 citizens and more than 700 local organizations. 

Jin Young Song, assistant professor of architecture at the School of Architecture and Planning, recently received 2nd place in an international competition to design housing for the Dharavi Slum in Mumbai, India, using repurposed shipping containers.

Two UB faculty members, including Ernest Sternberg, professor and chair of urban and regional planning, have co-authored a book on the planning decisions and engineering challenges that surround one of this nation’s most significant pieces of public infrastructure: bridges.

Countless hours of designing, building, fine-tuning and fundraising over the past two and a half years have paid off for the more than 200 University at Buffalo students and faculty members who worked on the GRoW Home.

School of Architecture and Planning professors Beth Tauke and Korydon Smith, and architectural historian and alum Charles Davis are co-editors of Diversity and Design, a widely anticipated publication to help students understand and creatively address issues surrounding social diversity in design practice.


Jin Young Song, assistant professor of architecture, has received funding from the New York State Council on the Arts to develop a facade that imitates the leaves of a tree in its dappling and diffusion of natural light.


Over 100 citizens across Western New York are better prepared to effect change in their communities thanks to a planning boot camp offered by the School of Architecture and Planning and its UB Regional Institute.


The American Planning Association, which sponsored the competition, announced the finalists last month at the APA national conference in Seattle, where the School of Architecture and Planning students also had the opportunity to formally present their ideas.  


The School of Architecture and Planning will offer a new graduate specialization in real estate development beginning in September.


A new cafe on Buffalo's West Side, designed by UB architects Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis, prompts us to rethink how we heat — and use — the space we occupy in winter.


A café in Buffalo designed by UB architects Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis as an architectural experiment in non-mechanical heating and cooling has been recognized with a “Best of Canada Design” citation by Canadian Interiors magazine.


UB will invest $25 million in a major multi-disciplinary research initiative to confront grand challenges facing humankind. School of Architecture and Planning faculty members are the forefront of two of these 'Communities of Excellence': Global Halth Equity and SMART (Sustainable Manufacturing and Advanced Robotic Technologies).


Dean Robert Shibley has been selected among an esteemed class of 25 top educators in architecture and design by DesignIntelligence, an international publication for design leaders.


A group of Buffalo Public Schools students are responsible for the award-winning idea that claimed a regional prize as the “Most Inspiring Essay” in the 2014 Future City Competition, sponsored by DiscoverE, the philanthropic arm of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NPSE).


The School of Architecture and Planning’s Department of Architecture received a positive review by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The rigorous external evaluation measures the quality of the program against a set of standards for architecture programs across the U.S.


An expert on economic modeling related to natural and man-made disasters, JiYoung Park is co-editor of a new book that assesses simulated events ranging from attacks on sports stadiums to the spread of foot-and-mouth disease.



Civil rights leader Shirley Sherrod shared her powerful message of hope and resiliency amid overwhelming obstacles as part of a food justice event organized this week by the Food Lab in the School of Architecture and Planning.


The two-year fellowship will take Hess, associate professor of urban and regional planning, across the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to research design and planning solutions for aging Soviet-era housing estates.


In a spectacular move-out event, a solar home a UB team is building was wheeled out of a Tonawanda warehouse and into the sun.


Dozens of regional partners will meet on Feb. 25 to discuss how we can make Erie County a great place to live for everyone


Jennifer Whittaker (MUP '15), an emerging leader in food systems planning, has just earned the distinguished SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.


WBFO's Chris Caya talks to the School of Architecture and Planning students and faculty about their entry into in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. 


An article in The Wall Street Journal listing “The Best Architecture of 2014” includes the University at Buffalo’s Solar Strand, calling 3,200-panel, ground-mounted photovoltaic array a “small but telling model of landscape architecture at its most forward-thinking.”


Architecture faculty member Miguel Guitart is co-editor of the just-released Architectural Practice II, the second publication in a series exploring how practicing, researching and teaching architects reflect on the early stages of their design.


The School of Architecture and Planning's Department of Architecture received a positive review by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The rigorous external evaluation measures the quality of the program against a set of standards for architecture programs across the U.S.


Gary Scott Danford, PhD, one of the first faculty members of the School of Architecture and Planning and an integral member of the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center), has passed away at the age of 68.


Follow Lisa, Dan, Alan, Quincy, Greg, Carl, Marius, Nahshon, Eliana, Gary, Kamilah and Crystal right here as they blog about their experiences as architects and as students in the beautiful, fascinating and rapidly changing country of China.


R.J. Multari, assistant dean for undergraduate education at the School of Architecture and Planning, has been recognized by Erie Community College for his work in aligning the college’s architecture technology program with the School of Architecture and Planning’s undergraduate program.

Photos and renderings reveal how the 1800s South Campus landmark is being transformed into a modern space for work and learning.

Dean Shibley has helped bring Buffalo and its revitalization into the national spotlight. Now, R-House Radio Show's Peter Hunt asks, "How can we maintain this momentum?"


This past spring break, while many students were vacationing or catching up on assignments, a contingent of School of Architecture and Planning students and faculty were busy presenting work, collaborating with partners and touring sites in South Korea.

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, an important piece of Buffalo's architectural and cultural history, is now officially on the National Register of Historic Places, thanks, in part, to the efforts of students in the School of Architecture and Planning's historic preservation program. 

A group of UB architects and engineers are mid-way through a multi-year initiative to design, build and program a suite of tools that would not only improve the life of the mason but break new ground for architecture and robotics.


Eight communities across the country will receive training and assistance to link family farmers and local residents who lack access to healthy food.


The theatre term “entr’acte,” or the interval between acts in a play, becomes a vehicle to explore the interstices of architecture and new media - and the formation of new publics - in an edited volume just published by the School of Architecture and Planning’s Jordan Geiger.


Recently named an “Emerging Voice” from the Architectural League of New York, Joyce Hwang has brought her project “Bat Cloud” to the 2014 International Architectural Biennale Rotterdam (IABR 2014) as part of its “Urban by Nature” exhibit.



A recently published article by Hadas Steiner explores ecological influences on architecture in the postwar period.


“Line Garden,” a playful landscape of commercial barrier tape designed by architecture professors Julia Jamrozik Coryn Kempster is again featured in the International Garden Festival of Les Jardin de Métis.


The exhibition draws on a five-week summer tour of 37 American cities and 19 states and the experiences and encounters with variations of the urban grid. 

The School of Architecture and Planning's Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center) has received a fourth round of federal funding to continue its work on a wide range of universal design projects.

A UB-Habitat for Humanity pilot project aims to incorporate universal design principles into home renovation and construction.


Over one week in late May, teams of University at Buffalo students representing a range of fields —architecture and planning, engineering, public health, chemistry, computer science, pharmacy and management — put their heads together to develop actionable ideas to help solve this problem in two countries with critical need: India and Uganda.

UB professor of architecture Annette LeCuyer, who has guided students through the undergraduate program’s most challenging courses, has been recognized by the university with the 2016 Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring.

A highly hands-on course in real estate entrepreneurship taught by Buffalo developer Nick Sinatra offers window into new area of study in MS in Architecture program. 

The school invites faculty, students and practitioners to submit proposals for the design and fabrication of Hayes Hall faculty mailboxes, in collaboration with Boston Valley Terra Cotta. We welcome proposals which thoughtfully explore function using space, material and process to create an identity of making.

An effort to engage School of Architecture and Planning faculty and students in finishing their newly renovated home in UB's Hayes Hall has yielded architectural innovation in perhaps the most functional and mundane of spaces - the mailroom.

The world’s most pressing problems can’t be solved with one approach or seen through a single lens. That’s the thinking behind a spring studio course offered at UB that aims to help a community in India develop a much-needed public sanitation plan.

A group of architecture students have turned material convention on its head by transforming mounds of paper waste into rigid columns, canopies and enclosures.


UB students KelseyLiz Habla and Charles Canfield have an award-winning proposal to turn Buffalo’s Cyclorama Building into a year-round home for the beloved theatre company Shakespeare in Delaware Park.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc across New York City in 2012, causing around $65 billion in damage and killing more than 150 people. Two years later, on the other end of the state, the “Snowvember” storm dumped 7 feet of snow on parts of Buffalo, destroying roofs across the region and causing 14 fatalities.
As he addressed the hundreds gathered in front of Hayes Hall for the historic building's recent Grand Reopening Celebration, Dean Robert Shibley exalted in the outcome of the five-year renovation of a treasured university and community resource: "[It] has given us the best of the old, and the best of the new."

Associate Professor Daniel B. Hess, PhD, traces the democratization of urban planning in post-Soviet Latvia in a “best-in-issue” article just published in Town Planning Review.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – In an unassuming row house on Pittsburgh’s North Side, an architectural fantasy world consisting of thousands of found and altered objects – columns, drawers, dollhouses, cabinets and toys – extends throughout the walls, floors and ceilings.

Structures made from paper fiber. Zero-energy façade shading that adapts photo-chemically to light. And an ancient building technique carried out by 21st century robots. Such possibilities will be tested by teams of UB architects and engineers with support from the SMART Community of Excellence. 


Architecture and planning students are raving about the new design and technology upgrades.


A University at Buffalo architecture studio conceived as a response to a century-old design competition on the urban grid has garnered its own national attention as a winner of Architect Magazine’s inaugural Studio Prize for excellence in studio curricula. 

Madelaine Britt, whose family roots fueled a fierce commitment to urban revitalization activism, became the University at Buffalo’s first Harry S. Truman Scholar today, an honor UB officials say is the country’s most prestigious academic honor available to undergraduates.

A pair of projects designed by University at Buffalo architecture professors both received jury honors in an international awards competition that “honors the best of architecture worldwide.”


Architecture faculty member Mark Shepard considers one 'big idea' he'd like to implement as part of a series published in the latest issue of UB's At Buffalo magazine.


UB's chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students earned honorable mention in the Barbara G. Laurie Annual Student Design Competition for its proposed cultural center for a Los Angeles neighborhood that once restricted minorities from living there.


With 35 years of experience in urban planning and development, School of Architecture and Planning adjunct professor David Stebbins has learned a few things about how to create a vibrant urban center. His recent co-authored article, entitled “Making Downtowns What They Used to Be,” was featured in Urban Land Magazine.


A group of 12 students are immersed in the landscape of Spain's historic capital of Madrid as part of a new study abroad program that combines intense production with daily "seeing and drawing" tours and cultural experiences. 


Imagine redesigning a city in only 2 days. That’s exactly what American and Estonian students did recently as part of a summer study abroad program in Estonia under the direction of urban and regional planning faculty member Daniel B. Hess.


Ghalia Ajouz and her classmates don’t see an abandoned silk mill on Buffalo’s East Side. They envision a rehabilitated building that serves as a vibrant temporary housing community for refugees who’ve been relocated to Buffalo.


The latest publication from UB architectural historian Despina Stratigakos uses the architectural profession as a lens to examine issues that affect women across male-dominated occupations, from a lack of female role models to unequal pay.


Hundreds are expected to attend the two-day celebration. Participation is also available via social media and select live streaming.

It is only fitting that for the final review of a UB architecture course on play elements, critique would come in the form of play.

Professor Bradshaw Hovey suggests persistence of patterns and shared values across the first 50 years of the School of Architecture and Planning. Help reveal the heart of our school - share your story and be part of Hovey's monograph commemorating the 50th anniversary of our school.

Visiting Associate Professor of Architecture Miguel Guitart’s research on matter, light, and perception is spatially explored in his firm’s ongoing real-world architecture project: the new Santa Maria Church and Parish Center in Tarragona, Spain.

The School of Architecture and Planning community is mourning the loss of a longstanding friend and leader in the profession. Mark Mendell, retired president and co-chairman of CannonDesign and one of six founding members of the School of Architecture and Planning’s Dean’s Council, died Oct. 25, 2016, at the age of 77.


A group of 19 students from the School of Architecture and Planning visited four high-profile firms in the Big Apple earlier this month as part of UB's "Road Trip New York City" career networking and development program.


"These are the places that are left behind, forgotten," says Henry Louis Taylor, UB professor of urban planning and director of the Center for Urban Studies.


Edmund B. Hayes Hall, the iconic building with a fascinating story on the University at Buffalo’s South Campus, has been named to the National Register of Historic Places.


The One Region Forward plan for sustainable development of the Buffalo Niagara region has been recognized by the American Planning Association.


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Architecture professor Miguel Guitart has developed a series of hauntingly beautiful photos on Buffalo's vacant architecture that has won praise from an international organization that fosters creative dialogue through brief presentations.

The Louis P. Ciminelli Family Foundation has given $1 million to the School of Architecture and Planning to help build a brighter future for the school and its host communities.
UB architect Joyce Hwang’s latest animal architecture creation is a bird-friendly public art installation that both promotes awareness of local avian species and calls attention to a common but often invisible peril: bird-glass window collisions.

UB's chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students earned honorable mention in the Barbara G. Laurie Annual Student Design Competition for its proposed cultural center for a Los Angeles neighborhood that once restricted minorities from living there.

Extreme weather events related to climate change are on the rise, putting our buildings - and, in turn, human life and our economy - at risk. 

A stop-motion animation about low-resource architectural possibilities for a distressed urban site, produced by UB architect duo Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis, has been selected for the 4th Lisbon Architecture Triennale in Portugal next fall.

The University at Buffalo Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab (Food Lab) has partnered with a United Nations agency to lead a training session on food systems planning and policy as part of an upcoming UN conference that happens once every 20 years.

Architectural historian Despina Stratigakos has been invited to advance her research on the wide-ranging architectural influences of Germany’s Third Reich as a 2016-17 member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, one of the world’s leading centers for “curiosity-driven” research and a bastion for academic freedom. 

It’s a bizarre scene: A man on a cargo bike tricked out with lots of strange-looking equipment labors up and down the streets of Cleveland and surrounding suburbs.

UB’s Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center), in collaboration with the Global Universal Design Commission, has developed the first set of universal design certification standards for commercial buildings, looking to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines as a model.


Five years in the making, the renovated Hayes Hall will reopen to students next fall and once again serve as the heart of UB’s South Campus. Join us for the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 23, as well as for exhibits, symposia, building tours and much more to be held Sept. 23-24.


As part of the school's "Collaboration + Competition" course this past spring, architecture students worked with community organizations to launch a design ideas competition for a "summer place" for young audiences at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor.


Shibley is recognized for his planning leadership and community service over the past four decades, and for his role in advancing, championing and quietly leading the revitalization of Buffalo and Western New York.


If it were possible to capture the soul of a city inside a single home, it might look something like the house that Dennis Maher has spent the past three years refurbishing on Buffalo’s West Side.


Jordan Geiger, assistant professor of architecture, says his research is inspired by the 'messy tangle' created by recent global influences on architecture.