Initiatives

Students researching in a field

Our research endeavors engage a broad range of issues related to our built environment and its social, political and environmental contexts. From the studio to the community, our faculty and students engage diverse academic and professional partnerships to produce innovative scholarship and design-based research. 

6/14/18
Although the City of Buffalo has experienced a resurgence, it has inadequate high-quality housing that is affordable to a significant portion of its population. Like many cities, affordable housing in Buffalo has been heavily dependent on the availability of investments through low-income housing tax credits, the future availability of which is uncertain.
8/3/18
The climate is changing at an alarming rate and significantly disrupting weather patterns in New York and across the globe—causing heat waves, severe storms, sea level rise, and more. It is now more crucial than ever to continue to reduce greenhouse gases and actively combat the negative impacts caused by those emissions, which will continue to affect our environment for decades.
10/5/18
See It Through Buffalo is a documentary short exploring the urban landscapes of Buffalo as the context for our experimentation in design and planning. Produced with Paget Films, the film debuted in Venice, Italy, at the international Time Space Existence exhibition.

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10/12/18

UB architecture professor Joyce Hwang will play a lead role on the primary venue for research and commentary on architectural education as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Architectural Education.

9/7/18

A workshop being held in conjunction with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning's annual conference will enlist experts to help plan for Buffalo Niagara’s long-term future. A public forum is also planned as part of the planning effort.

3/28/18

A team of planners from the University at Buffalo and University of Tartu in Estonia are tuning into chatter on social media to gather valuable unbiased data on resident perceptions of urban neighborhoods across Estonia.

3/19/18

A new online interface for the school's journal of student work documents the creative evolution of projects over the course of the year. The blog was developed by Randy Fernando, the 2017-18 Brunkow Fellow and editor of Intersight 20. 

11/25/17

From office, to airport, to artist colony, architecture faculty member Joyce Hwang reflects on her navigation of multi-locational practice. Read her blog contribution to ArchiteXX, an organization for women dedicated to transforming architecture through academy-to-practice connections.

11/20/17

An essay by UB architectural historian Charles Davis, II, published in the latest issue of Harvard Design Magazine, places the recent history of campus protests into historical perspective to speculate on the future role of progressive student movements in reforming American society.

11/16/17

The two books were published by faculty and staff of the IDeA Center and offer architects, planners and building professionals practical resources for designing accessible, inclusive products and environments. 

11/1/17
Assistant Professor Julia Jamrozik recently presented” ‘Full Circle’ and other ways of bringing people together” at the symposium ‘Public Art: New Ways of Thinking and Working’ at York University in Canada.
10/30/15

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.