As a teacher, scholar and practitioner of architecture and planning for more than 40 years, Robert (Bob) Shibley has dedicated his career to advancing knowledge-based design and placemaking in service to the public. Shibley has served as dean of the School of Architecture and Planning since 2011. Joining UB in 1982 as chair of its architecture program, he continues to hold professorships in both architecture and urban planning. Shibley’s leadership in producing award-winning plans for Buffalo has spurred new investment and elevating public expectations for design and planning. He has directed efforts to draft Buffalo’s comprehensive plan, along with plans for the city’s waterfront, Larkin District and Olmsted park and parkway system, and today guides a series of regional economic and sustainable development plans. A fellow in the American Institute of Architects and American Institute of Certified Planners, Shibley has authored or co-authored 14 books and hundreds of publications. He consults internationally in service of excellence in the professions and design education.