Congratulations to the Class of 2016. This year the School of Architecture and Planning sent off 226 architects and planners into the world of practice and further academic pursuits. Held at UB's Center for the Arts on May 13, 2016, the ceremony was an elegant affair, presided over by UB President Satish K. Tripathi with honored guests including leaders from the professional community, the University at Buffalo and the State University of New York. Welcoming our newest alumni into the school's network of professionals was Kelly Dixon (MUP '06), a leading transportation planner in the Buffalo Niagara region.
Please enjoy these photo and video memories of this milestone moment for our graduates.
Toshiko Mori, the Robert P. Hubbard Professor in the Practice of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and founder and principal of Toshiko Mori Architect, addressed graduates after receiving the 2016 Dean's Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the school. In her address to graduates, Mori reflected on her childhood in post-war Japan, her experience as a student in the U.S., and her architectural practice over the past 40 years.
"Architecture is often associated with power and unless one resists it it can consume you into a structure that you may not believe in."
- Toshiko Mori, architect and educator
Students who demonstrated the highest levels of achievement and innovation in their studies were recognized during the ceremony. Awards were presented by academic leadership in the School of Architecture and Planning and professional organizations in the region.
Alexandra Caroline Sheehan, Alpha Rho Chi Medal
Camden Miller, Academic Excellence Award and Best Thesis Award
Carl Stanbro, ARCC / King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural+Environmental Research
Emily Hays, Best Final Project Award
Evan Iacobucci, Dean's Certificate
Kelley M. Mosher, R. Buckminster Fuller Award
Mahan Mehrvarz, AIA Henry Adams Gold Medal and Chair's Award
Nathan Aldrich, AICP Planning Excellence Award
Rachel Marie Mordaunt, Alpha Rho Chi Medal
Sadichchha Dhakhwa, Academic Excellence Award
Shaobo Niu, Academic Excellence Award
Taras Kes, AIA Henry Adams Certificate of Merit
Micaela Brianne Barker, Fred Wallace Brunkow Fellowship