The recent demolition of the Paul Rudolph-designed Shoreline Apartments in Buffalo, NY, highlights one of the key tensions of preserving modern architecture: how to balance the needs of occupants with historically significant designs.
"Intersight has always been about the student - what they do and how they do it. In Intersight 21, we will continue the conversation and explore how students conceive and conceptualize the idea." Kevin Turner, 2018-19 Brunkow Fellow and editor of Intersight 21
A glorious "moonbow," or lunar rainbow, would shine over Niagara Falls during full moons - if it weren't for light pollution. An editorial published by Ernest Sternberg argues a binational effort to dim the lights could create something beautiful, and invigorate tourism.
Students had a chance to learn about spatial justices in relation to gender, age and other services from architect Lori Brown, who visited the Gender, Architecture and Urban Spaces seminar taught by Despina Stratigakos.
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.
With Hurricane Irma leading to massive closures - including hospitals - urban planning professor Daniel B. Hess, an expert on emergency planning infrastructure, explores the intensive work that goes into hospital planning for catastrophic events.
Preservation efforts must be galvanized; they require mobilization, time and resources. Preservation planner and UB professor Kerry Traynor was one of five architecture experts who answered the question: What’s one American structure you wish had been saved?
In their coverage of the death of renowned architect Zaha Hadid, the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, several media outlets around the world reached out to Despina Stratigakos, interim chair of architecture. Her book, “Where are the Women Architects?” (2015, Princeton University Press) devotes an entire chapter to the sexism that Hadid met throughout her career.
Henry Louis Taylor, director of the Center for Urban Studies, was among a group of panelists hosted by Buffalo's Investigative Post that considered the question, “Is Buffalo really getting its mojo back?”