Annie Schentag

Adjunct Instructor - Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Adjunct Instructor - Department of Urban and Regional Planning

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Annie Schentag brings a diverse range of experience to the University at Buffalo, including her academic training in the fields of Architectural History, Urban Planning and Art History as well as professional experience in Historic Preservation. Passionate about Buffalo in her professional work and academic research, she views the city as a learning laboratory with local, national and global lessons for her students.

Academically trained as both an architectural historian and an urban planner, Annie has been working in the field of historic preservation since 2010. She approaches her work at the firm of kta preservation specialists with a diverse combination of academic and professional experience. She has extensive experience in researching and writing National Register Nominations, conducting Section 106 Compliance projects, and architectural reconnaissance surveys. Her work has thus far listed over 1000 properties on the National Register of Historic Places in Western New York.

Dr. Schentag received her undergraduate degree in Art History at Smith College. She completed a Master’s of Urban Planning at the University of Buffalo, where she earned the Dean’s Certificate and the Best Thesis Award for her Master’s Thesis examining the intersection of historic photography, preservation and collective urban memory as seen in a local volume published in 1912. After she completed her first Master’s degree at UB, she received her M.A. and Ph.D. in the History of Architecture and Urbanism at Cornell University in 2017. Her dissertation contributed a new architectural history of the grain industry in Buffalo, where she examined the architectural and cultural impact of buildings that produced bread, beer and breakfast cereals, such as grain silos, breweries and cereal factories. Committed to interdisciplinary work in multiple fields, Annie also teaches courses in Art History at the Department of Art at Buffalo State College and at Villa Maria College.