The Harold L. Cohen Reading Room acknowledges the generous support of the school's former dean (1974-84). Dean Cohen helped complete the school's move into Hayes Hall in 1977, founded the Friends of the School of Architecture and Planning and led recruitment efforts that nearly doubled the school's faculty and staff.
Sydney Gross (1990-2009) dreamed of becoming an architect and had completed her first year at the school. She always made time to help those around her smile and relax. Sydney's family, friends and faculty honor her with this space - a social learning space in Hayes Hall - where students will learn, rest, generate brilliant ideas and help each other follow their dreams.
Support from alumnus and former principal of CannonDesign Peter Hourihan (MArch '71) and his wife Judith Hourihan is acknowledged on Hayes Hall's third-floor living learning landscape.
Boston Valley Terra Cotta is a a world-leader in architectural terra cotta and research partner with the school. Led by John B. Krouse, the WNY company sponsored a faculty-student design competition for terra cotta mailboxes in the Hayes Hall faculty and staff lounge, as well as a terra cotta donor wall in the Hayes Hall gallery.
Rick Smith is president of Buffalo's Rigidized Metals, which produces deep textured metals and architectural components. Smith is a generous supporter of the school and the Hayes Hall renovation, engaging directly with the school on research using materials from his company.
Gary Jastrzab (BA '76) offered his support of the Hayes Hall renovation in honor of his father, Stanley Joseph Jastrzab, a veteran of WWII and 1971 graduate of UB. The younger Jastrzab says "he nurtured my love for Buffalo, the Bills and the University at Buffalo. I am forever grateful."
Gregory Hyatt and daughter Sara of Hyatt's - All Things Creative, family-owned company that works closely with our students and recently sponsored an architectural scholarship program at UB, gave support to two spaces in Hayes Hall: the Hyatt's Student Critique Space and the Hyatt's Student Reception Nook.
Support from David and Molly Quackenbush, longtime friends of the school and leaders in the Buffalo community, is recognized in the naming of the Hayes Hall print lab. David and Molly say they gave to support the restoration of "a meaningful, iconic part of the university and community."
Alexander Morris (MArch '94, BPS '91) contributed support to the naming of the John Archea Student Critique Space. Archea, an associate professor of architecture, joined the school in 1987, and centered his work on how people create and respond to space.
Mark Nusbaum (MArch '85, BPS '83), credits his architectural education at UB for his success on some of the greatest projects in New York City, including his role as project architect for the restoration of Grand Central Terminal. He is senior associate and technical director at FXFOWLE Architects in New York.
Beverly Foit Albert-Cox (MArch '75) is a former faculty member of the school and founder of Foit-Albert Associates. Today she serves as chair of the school's leadership giving group, the John Eberhard Society. Support from Beverly and partner Joseph D. Cox (MA '96) for Hayes Hall is acknowledged in the naming of a fourth floor design studio.
Beverly Foit Albert-Cox (MArch '75) and Joseph D. Cox (MA '96) stand in front of the donor wall on the fourth floor of Hayes Hall. The names of 250 donors to the renovation effort are listed here.
Published October 6, 2016
The five-year renovation of Hayes Hall was a monumental and milestone effort for the university, school and community. Indeed, it was an object lesson in the principle that most great things are the product of collective effort and collaboration.
The partnerships forged to bring the Hayes Hall renovation to life extend deep into the community and involved the support of hundreds of individuals and organizations from far and wide.
From generous donations from alumni and friends to gifts and in-kind support from organizations in the community, a broad base of individuals and organizations have provided critical support to make possible the transformative renewal of Hayes Hall. In all, more than 250 donors have generously contributed to the renovation and fit-out of Hayes Hall. Major capital donors have been honored with named spaces throughout the building. All donors are listed on our donor wall on the fourth floor outside of our grand lecture hall.
Major capital donors (providing gifts, pledges or in-kind support of $10,000 or more):
Bonnie Foit Albert-Cox, MArch ’75, and Joseph D. Cox, MA ’96
Boston Valley Terra Cotta
Edward H. Butler Foundation
Diane Georgopulos (BA '73)
Peter Hourihan, MArch ’71, and Judith Hourihan
Hyatt’s – All Things Creative
Gary Jastrzab, BA ’76
Louis P. Ciminelli Family Foundation
Alexander Morris, MArch ’94, BPS ’91
Mark Nusbaum, MArch ’85, BPS ’83
David and Molly Quackenbush
Rigidized Metals Corporation
Professors Robert Shibley and Lynda Schneekloth
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LP Ciminelli Construction Corp.
Millington Lockwood Business Interiors
ASI Signage Innovations
The Office of the Governor
Members of the Western New York state delegation
The State University of New York
State University Construction Fund
State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Madeline Burke-Vigeland, Chair, AIA, LEED AP
Randy Asher, BS ’95
Louis P. Ciminelli
Charles Davis, MArch ’02, BPS ’99
Franklin Dickinson, AIA, MArch ’85
Diane Georgopulos, BA ’73
Clark Manus, FAIA, BA ’74
Mark Mendell, FAIA, MRAIC
Richard Perlmutter, BA ’76