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. 

10/17/19
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.
12/3/19
The Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop (ACAW) is a hands-on research and development workshop for architects and facade engineers to explore the use of terra cotta in high-performance facade design.
2/11/20
See It Through Buffalo is an international project of the School of Architecture and Planning to document the complex relationship between a university and its city.
11/13/19
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.
1/17/19
Building on a 50-year legacy of community-engaged teaching and research, the School of Architecture and Planning is taking an intentional approach to study its campus home and the surrounding University Heights neighborhood over a continuous, multi-year engagement.

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