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Media Mentions

Our faculty are frequently called upon to inform critical issues facing the world today. See the latest faculty and school mentions in the press.

  • New online resource developed by UB Regional Institute helps region fight poverty with data
    The organizations and agencies that form the “safety net” for those living in poverty in the Buffalo Niagara region target their efforts with data and insights thanks to a new online resource developed by the UB Regional Institute.
  • Building blocks
    Students in the Department of Architecture’s Material Culture research seminar last semester, under the direction of Miguel Guitart, assistant professor of architecture, explored ground-related architecture, focusing on mass, material recirculation and the relationships between construction and the land on which it sits. The installation is scheduled to remain on-site for two years as part of a study of its decay and erosion over time. Photos: Douglas Levere
  • Madeleine Niepceron advances inclusive design through research
    Recent Master of Architecture graduate Madeleine Niepceron views architecture through the lens of inclusivity and ardently believes the built environment must benefit all users, irrespective of their age, gender, ability level or background.
  • Parking reform could re-energize downtowns
    For urban planners, parking rules established decades ago have become a contentious 21st-century challenge. Parking takes up about one-third of land area in U.S. cities; nationwide, there are an estimated eight parking spaces for every car..
  • Great Places Award

    Assembly House 150, founded by UB architecture professor Dennis Maher as an experiential learning center in the construction arts, has received the 2021 Great Places Award from the Environmental Design Research Association.

  • Commencement 2021 is triumphant conclusion to a year like no other
    On May 14, a distinguished group of 264 architects, urban planners, environmental designers and real estate developers joined the ranks of UB alumni as the School of Architecture and Planning convened its 49 Commencement ceremony on UB’s North Campus.
  • Award’s Day event delights students with prizes, T-shirt cannon and lots of cowbell
    Earlier this month, the clanging sound of more than 300 UB-Blue cowbells filled the air on UB’s South Campus as the School of Architecture and Planning gathered for Award’s Day + Atelier 2021, a festive celebration of student academic achievement.
  • Four MArch students among Metropolis's inaugural "Future 100" class of the top architecture students in North America
    Four students in UB’s Master of Architecture program have been selected among the top 50 architecture students graduating this year in North America, chosen to be the inaugural Metropolis Future 100.
  • UB gives Buffalo world billing at Venice exhibit
    The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning is once again putting Buffalo’s urban design on the global stage. After debuting a documentary film on the city at the 2018 Time Space Existence exhibition in Venice, Italy, the school returns to the international architecture event this month to showcase the world-class park emerging on Buffalo’s waterfront.
  • Intersight 23: Letter from the Dean
    As the journal of student work for the year 2020, Intersight 23 chronicles the School of Architecture and Planning’s inspired response to a historic moment. It is an honest and hopeful exploration of how a community of students and their faculty struggled, adapted and grew together during a time of unrelenting challenge. The body of student work cataloged here is the ultimate triumph, revealing that out of the disruption we have emerged with new insight, agency and aspirations for a better world.
  • Reflection: Department of Urban and Regional Planning
    In planning, design, development, and preservation, our approach to education is place-based and people-based. This is a reflection of the ways in which we engage communities and offer pathways for improvement to help address pressing challenges.
  • Social, Emotional, and Spatial Learning: Reflecting on the Grand Experiment of Architectural Education

    In March 2020, the transformation was abrupt and sweeping. It was also imperfect. For most institutions of higher education – including the University at Buffalo and the Department of Architecture – faculty, staff, and students had one week to overhaul the norms, techniques, and tools of design education. It was particularly upending for a department largely defined by “hands-on” learning.