Faculty of the School of Architecture and Planning

Thought leaders, innovative practitioners and industry experts, our faculty are forward-thinking educators and scholars who work at the boundaries of their fields. Cultivating an inclusive intellectual community, our faculty are dedicated educators, mentors and scholars, engaging in a process of mutual discovery with students and collaborators across academia, community and industry.

Our faculty, including tenure-track and professors of practice. They are organized into the Department of Architecture and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, which includes faculty members in our real estate development program. 

Faculty

  • Martha Bohm
    9/11/23
    Martha Bohm examines the intersection of design with energy efficiency, healthy materials and ecological sensibility through research, teaching and critical practice. She is an associate professor of architecture and associate dean for academic affairs.
  • Nicholas Bruscia
    4/2/24
    Assistant Professor - Department of Architecture
    nbruscia@buffalo.edu - 319 Hayes Hall - 716-829-5926
  • Brian Carter
    5/30/24
    Professor - Department of Architecture
    bcarter@buffalo.edu - Crosby 125 - 716-829-5886
  • Elaine Chow, AIA
    4/2/24
    Clinical Assistant Professor - Department of Architecture
    eychow@buffalo.edu - 124 Hayes Hall
  • Stephanie Cramer
    4/2/24
    Director of Fabrication Workshop, Clinical Assistant Professor - Department of Architecture
    slcramer@buffalo.edu - M2 Parker Hall - (716) 829-5923
  • Julia Czerniak
    4/3/24
    Dean and Professor
    School of Architecture and Planning
    jeczerni@buffalo.edu
    716-829-3981
  • Gregory Delaney
    5/22/24
    Clinical Associate Professor - Director of Recruitment and First Year Experience - Department of Architecture
    gldelane@buffalo.edu - Crosby Hall 128
  • Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah
    10/26/23
    Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah, associate professor of urban and regional planning, is a prolific scholar with interests in water governance and determinations of the appropriate institutional frameworks for dealing with water issues.
  • Kelly Gregg
    10/26/23
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Urban and Regional Planning
    231 Hayes Hall
    (716) 829-3520
    kgregg@buffalo.edu
  • Miguel Guitart
    4/2/24
    Miguel Guitart, assistant professor of architecture, is an architect, author, and scholar who explores architectural experience at the intersection of material narratives and sensory perception, focusing on physical boundaries, material memory, and non-material agents.
  • Hiroaki Hata
    2/22/24
    Associate Professor Hiroaki Hata’s research and creative work focuses on the design, history, theory and criticism of urban structures and community development.
  • Daniel B. Hess
    2/22/24
    Professor Daniel Hess's research is addressing interactions between housing, transportation, land use, and other public concerns. He develops new pathways for understanding the complex socio-economic and ethnic landscape of cities and spatial inequalities. He also explores equal access to resources from urban neighborhoods, focusing especially on the changes in gay neighborhoods and the LGBTQ+ population diffuses to other metropolitan locations.
  • Joyce Hwang
    4/2/24
    Joyce Hwang is associate professor and director of graduate studies with the Department of Architecture. Through her teaching, research and critical practice, she confronts contemporary ecological conditions through creative means.
  • Alexandra Judelsohn
    4/2/24
    Assistant Professor - Department of Urban and Regional Planning
    ajudekso@buffalo.edu - 218 Hayes Hall - (716) 829-5878
  • Anahita Khodadadi
    4/12/24
    Assistant Professor - Department of Architecture
    akhodada@buffalo.edu - 320 Hayes Hall - (716) 829-5879 
  • Conrad Kickert
    5/30/24
    Associate Professor
    Department of Architecture
    kickert@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 213 - 716-829-5330
  • Annette LeCuyer
    5/30/24
    Professor - Department of Architecture
    alecuyer@buffalo.edu - Crosby Hall 126 - 716-829-5329
  • Laura Lubniewski
    5/22/24
    Clinical Assistant Professor - Department of Architecture
    lschmitz@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 317C
  • Kenneth MacKay
    3/30/23
    Clinical Associate Professor - Department of Architecture
    macka@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 223 - (716) 829-5890
  • Dennis Maher
    4/2/24
    Clinical Assistant Professor - Department of Architecture
    dmmaher@buffalo.edu
  • Jordana Maisel
    10/26/23
    Jordana Maisel works at the intersection of research, teaching and practice as assistant professor of urban planning and research director for the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA Center).
  • Camden Miller
    4/2/24
    Clinical Professor - Department of Urban and Regional Planning
    Director of Operations and Project Management - Rudy Bruner Center for Urban Excellence
    camdenmi@buffalo.edu - 201 Hayes Hall - 716-829-6911
  • Kate Nelischer
    4/2/24
    Kate Nelischer joined the School of Architecture and Planning in 2022 as assistant professor of urban planning, bringing research and teaching experience that will foster connections across real estate development and urban planning in the study of smart cities and planning and development governance.
  • Erkin Özay
    9/22/23
    Erkin Özay investigates how institutional settings and urban interventions can serve as shelters from the structural inequities that burden the lives of vulnerable urban communities. He is assistant professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Architecture.
  • JiYoung Park
    10/26/23
    Associate Professor JiYoung Park’s research interests are urban economics and transportation modeling as applied to natural and man-made environmental and security problems.
  • Georg Rafailidis
    9/30/20
    Associate Professor - Department of Architecture
    grafaili@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 312 - (716) 829-5896
  • Samina Raja
    10/26/23
    Samina Raja is an international expert in planning and policy for sustainable food systems and healthy communities. She is professor of urban planning, principal investigator of UB's Food Lab and associate dean for research and inclusive excellence.
  • Nicholas Rajkovich
    4/24/23
    Nicholas B. Rajkovich, assistant professor of architecture, investigates the intersection of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and adaptation to climate change. He directs UB's Resilient Buildings Lab.
  • Matthew Roland
    2/22/24
    Matthew Roland, AICP, is the assistant dean for the real estate development program and clinical assistant professor. Matt has over 20 years of real estate experience, working on real estate and planning projects in most municipalities in Western New York and in over 20 states.
  • Christopher Romano
    9/30/20
    Christopher Romano, assistant professor of architecture, explores the relationship between design, construction and the contemporary culture of building by leveraging regional manufacturing and material processes.
  • Daniela Sandler
    4/2/24
    Associate Professor - Department of Architecture, Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence, School of Architecture and Planning
    daniela@buffalo.edu - 216 Hayes Hall - (716) 829-3705
  • Mark Shepard
    9/30/20
    Associate Professor - Department of Architecture
    shepard6@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 322 - (716) 829-5889
  • Robert Shibley
    4/2/24
    SUNY Distinguished Professor
    Director, Rudy Bruner Center for Urban Excellence
    Rudy Bruner Chair in Urban Excellence
    Senior Fellow, UB Regional Institute
    School of Architecture and Planning
  • Robert Silverman
    2/22/24
    Robert Silverman applies urban planning to the study of the non-profit sector, the role of community-based organizations in urban neighborhoods, education reform, shrinking cities, and inequality in inner city housing markets.
  • Korydon Smith
    4/22/22
    Korydon Smith is professor and chair of architecture at UB and co-director of UB's Community for Global Health Equity. He works across disciplines to build design solutions for those who have been traditionally marginalized from decisions about the design of their built environment.
  • Jin Young Song
    4/2/24
    Jin Young Song explores the possibility for more responsive, sustainable and place-based architecture through the contemporary façade. He is an associate professor of architecture and a founder of DIOINNO Architecture, a Buffalo- and Seoul-based design firm.
  • Jason Sowell
    11/14/22
    Associate Professor - Department of Architecture
    jsowell@buffalo.edu - 332 Hayes Hall - (716) 829-5895
  • Hadas Steiner
    9/30/20
    Associate Professor - Department of Architecture
    hsteiner@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 215 - (716) 829-5888
  • Edward Steinfeld
    4/3/24
    Edward Steinfeld, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Architecture and director of the IDEA Center, has been a trailblazer in the field of inclusive design since the 1970s. He believes architecture should, first and foremost, benefit the people who use buildings, and make a positive contribution to the community.
  • Ernest Sternberg
    4/3/24
    Professor Sternberg studies the relationship between planning theory and planning practice and has strong interests in the intellectual history of planning thought.
  • Kristine Stiphany
    4/3/24
    Assistant Professor - Department of Architecture
    Director Design with Resilient Environments Lab
    Director MArch / MUP Program
    stiphany@buffalo.edu - 335 Hayes Hall - (716) 829-5985
  • Despina Stratigakos
    5/30/24
    Professor - Department of Architecture
    despina@buffalo.edu -  323 Hayes Hall - (716) 829-5893
  • Beth Tauke
    4/3/24
    Associate Professor - Department of Architecture
    tauke@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 318 - (716) 829-5892
  • Henry Louis Taylor, Jr.
    10/26/23
    Professor - Department of Urban and Regional Planning
    htaylor@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 330A - (716) 829-5458
  • Adam Thibodeaux
    4/11/24
    Clinical Assistant Professor - Department of Architecture
    adamthib@buffalo.edu - Crosby Hall 132
  • Kerry Traynor
    4/3/24
    Director of Graduate Programs and Historic Preservation - Department of Urban and Regional Planning
    klta@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 237 - 716-829-5885
  • Brad Wales
    4/3/24
    Clinical Assistant Professor - Department of Architecture
    bawales@buffalo.edu
  • Li Yin
    4/3/24
    Associate Professor - Department of Urban and Regional Planning
    liyin@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 331 - (716) 829-5883
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