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Environmental Design Minor - Academic Experience

(HEGIS: , CIP: 04.0401 Environmental Design/Architecture)

Department of Urban and Regional Planning

126 Hayes Hall
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-8030

Daniel B. Hess
Professor and Chair of Urban Planning

Norma Everett
Graduate Program Administrator

Christy Krawczyk
Undergraduate Academic Advisor

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Academic Opportunities

Situated within the resurging Buffalo Niagara binational region, University at Buffalo Environmental Design partners with local industries, firms, governments and an active grassroots movement to test and advance ideas. Such hands-on engagement and critical practice within our local and global communities cultivate core skills for today’s rapidly changing environmental design and urban planning profession. Visit the School of Architecture and Planning website for more information.

Experiential Learning

A learn-by-doing approach to professional education is the crux of our programs in architecture, environmental design, real estate development, and urban planning at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning. Situated within the Buffalo Niagara binational region, we engage in constant creative dialogue with local industries, firms, designers, planners, governments, and an active grassroots movement. Visit University at Buffalo Environmental Design’s Learn by Doing webpage for more information. Experiential opportunities for Environmental Design students may be available with:

Interested students should contact each research center for more information, as well as University at Buffalo Career Design Center for internship opportunities and the career connection network.

Study Abroad

Traveling can enhance students' awareness of the world, bringing them closer to understanding global diversity, and appreciating what is universal and unique to a culture.  With the largest study abroad program at the University at Buffalo, the School of Architecture and Planning offers diverse exchange programs and global summer studios.

Study abroad programs are offered on an ad-hoc basis by University at Buffalo Environmental Design and the UB Office of Study Abroad based upon faculty and student interest. For additional information. For additional information, visit the School of Architecture and Planning Study Abroad website.

Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular information is available on the School of Architecture and Planning website. Opportunities for Environmental Design students include:

Honors and Awards

University at Buffalo Environmental Design gives a series of annual awards and prizes to honor undergraduate environmental design student excellence. 

Departmental Honors

Departmental distinctions are awarded to graduating environmental design students who achieve a high level of academic excellence, creativity and ingenuity within University at Buffalo Urban and Regional Planning.

Published: Jan 25, 2023 07:58:55