Our Departments

Join us as we create beautiful, healthy and ecologically sound communities through the study and practice of architecture and planning. 

Here in Buffalo we are preparing and inspiring not only future architects and planners, but global citizens responsible for creating places and spaces that enable people to live life well on an increasingly fragile planet. 

You’ll study under internationally distinguished faculty who are pushing the boundaries of knowledge in our fields and promoting innovation in the practice of architecture and planning.

  • Department of Architecture
    The Department of Architecture takes its role as part of a public research university seriously. Our mission is tied to serving the public and being a forum for public debate. Through our lecture series, fellowships, sponsored chairs, community engagement, research and pedagogy we invite the public to engage our students and faculty to discuss local and global issues as they affect the design of the contemporary and future built environment.
  • Department of Urban and Regional Planning
    Study in Buffalo is distinctive, because we engage you in our city and region. In your studies with us, you become involved with city governments and neighborhood groups, urban and rural environments, citizens and leaders, and the challenges they face: both troubling problems and fascinating opportunities. We do this through class exercises, internships or independent study, and final thesis or project, and especially through our client-based workshops, which we call “studios.”