M.Arch - Meet our Faculty

Combining a depth of experience in the profession and academy, our faculty are international thought leaders and influencers in fields such as food systems planning, climate resilience, global health equity, urban design, transportation planning and policy, and historic preservation. Passionate educators and mentors, our faculty engage students directly in their research and community-engaged work. 

  • Adam Thibodeaux
    Clinical Assistant Professor - Department of Architecture
    adamthib@buffalo.edu - Acheson Annex 16
  • Anahita Khodadadi
    Assistant Professor - Department of Architecture
    akhodada@buffalo.edu - 334 Hayes Hall - (716) 829-5879 
  • Annette LeCuyer
    Professor - Department of Architecture
    alecuyer@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 213 - (716) 829-5329
  • Beth Tauke
    Associate Professor - Department of Architecture
    tauke@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 216 - (716) 829-5892
  • Brad Wales
    Clinical Assistant Professor - Department of Architecture
    bawales@buffalo.edu - 325 Crosby Hall
  • Brian Carter
    Professor - Department of Architecture
    bcarter@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 212 - 716-829-5886
  • Christopher Romano
    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.
  • Conrad Kickert
    Associate Professor
    Department of Architecture
    kickert@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 323 - 716-829-5330
  • Daniela Sandler
    Associate Professor - Department of Architecture, Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence, School of Architecture and Planning
    daniela@buffalo.edu - 237 Hayes Hall - (716) 829-3705
  • Dennis Maher
    Clinical Assistant Professor - Department of Architecture
    dmmaher@buffalo.edu - Crosby Hall 325
  • Despina Stratigakos
    Professor - Department of Architecture
    despina@buffalo.edu - (716) 829-5893
  • Edward Steinfeld
    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.
  • Erkin Özay
    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.
  • Georg Rafailidis
    Associate Professor - Department of Architecture
    grafaili@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 312 - (716) 829-5896
  • Gregory Delaney
    Clinical Associate Professor - Director of Recruitment and First Year Experience - Department of Architecture
    gldelane@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 317C - 716-829-5884
  • Gregory Serweta
    Adjunct Instructor | Department of Architecture
    gserweta@buffalo.edu  - 716-829-5900
  • Hadas Steiner
    Associate Professor - Department of Architecture
    hsteiner@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 215 - (716) 829-5888
  • Hiroaki Hata
    Associate Professor Hiroaki Hata’s research and creative work focuses on the design, history, theory and criticism of urban structures and community development.
  • Jin Young Song
    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.
  • Joyce Hwang
    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.
  • Julia Czerniak
    Dean and Professor
    School of Architecture and Planning
  • Kenneth MacKay
    Clinical Associate Professor - Department of Architecture
    macka@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 223 - (716) 829-5890
  • Korydon Smith
    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.
  • Kristine Stiphany
    Assistant Professor - Department of Architecture, Director Design with Resilient Environments Lab, Director MArch / MUP Program
    stiphany@buffalo.edu - 335 Hayes Hall - (716) 829-5985
  • Lynda Schneekloth
    Professor Emerita - Department of Architecture
    lhs1@buffalo.edu - UB Downtown Gateway 302M - (716) 829-5325
  • Maia Peck
    Adjunct Instructor - Department of Architecture
    maiapeck@buffalo.edu - 225 Hayes Hall
  • Mark Shepard
    Associate Professor - Department of Architecture
    shepard6@buffalo.edu - Hayes Hall 322 - (716) 829-5889
  • Martha Bohm
    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.
  • Miguel Guitart
    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.
  • Nicholas Bruscia
    Assistant Professor - Department of Architecture
    nbruscia@buffalo.edu - 319 Hayes Hall - 716-829-5926
  • Nicholas Rajkovich
    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.
  • Paul Battaglia
    Paul is a Buffalo native who received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been in full-time architectural practice since 1976 working on many of the more significant historic projects in Buffalo.
  • Randy Fernando
    Randy Fernando is an emerging designer and artist, focusing on work that synergizes neuroscience, sociological behavior, and architecture. He received his MArch degree in 2018 from the University at Buffalo, after completing his thesis, Visualizing The Cypher: Networking Relationships of Temporal Dance Environments and publishing Intersight 20: Interrelations of Process. Fernando then moved on to work as an architectural designer at NYC based firm, Heitler Houstoun Architects.
  • Robert Shibley
    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
  • Seth Amman
    Adjunct Instructor - Department of Architecture
  • Stephanie Cramer
    Director of Fabrication Workshop, Clinical Assistant Professor - Department of Architecture
    slcramer@buffalo.edu - 2 Parker Hall - (716) 829-5923