Get to know the School of Architecture and Planning

Embedded in our urban contexts here and around the world, we approach the study and practice of architecture, urban planning and real estate development hands on, full scale, and all in. The University at Buffalo's School of Architecture and Planning offers graduate and undergraduate paths of study in architecture, urban planning and real estate development, all within the most comprehensive public research university in the Northeast. Learn more about the life and programs of the school.

  • Dean's Welcome
    We are a rich multidisciplinary community of creative, talented, and intelligent people who discuss provocative ideas, do meaningful work, and collectively advance projects that interface with the complex social and environmental issues of the 21st century.
  • Learn by Doing
    Join our maker community, where design inquiry becomes design-build and planning concepts become adopted plans for neighborhoods and regions.
  • Live and Study in a Global City
    As a center for world-class design with lively urban neighborhoods, Buffalo offers the aspiring architect or planner an ideal setting for living and learning.
  • Join a Vibrant Hub for Innovation
    Our research-based pedagogy in architecture and planning consistently puts the school at the top of our peers in the Association of American Universities for research.
  • Create in Leading-Edge Facilities
    From open, daylit studios to a fully-equipped shop for material research and making, UB offers state-of-the-art facilities for design and planning education.
  • Earn a Best-Value Education
    Here in Buffalo, you’ll gain a head start in today’s innovation-driven planning and design professions without burdensome student debt.