Buffalo, NY skyline.

Embedded in our urban contexts here and around the world, we are architecture and planning hands on, full scale, all in. As a community of thought leaders and aspiring architects and urban planners, we think and act on the edge of knowledge and practice, guided by a culture of experimentation, a core belief in learning by doing, and a spirit of public service and inclusion.

We prove every day that design and planning are agents of change for community, place, culture, social justice and the natural world. The University at Buffalo's School of Architecture and Planning is the only school of architecture and planning within the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system.

  • 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.
  • Engage the World
    Whether testing ideas in Buffalo or engaging the built landscape of Madrid, the School of Architecture and Planning offers a global academic experience.
  • 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.