- The Learning Environment
The Learning Environment
University at Buffalo Architecture prepares students to see the implications of what architecture does for the built environment by proposing future forms of habitation that are innovative in their aesthetic and cultural contribution and can inspire the social imagination. Students learn as architects, they have a critical role to play in the progress of society. Their work will be the future built environment that will condition how people live, work and socialize. Students need to approach the task of design with great skill, vision and confidence knowing that the pressing questions of architecture have yet to find appropriate answers. The undergraduate studios develop design thinking and craft skills, allowing students to communicate their ideas in professional ways. University at Buffalo Architecture prides itself on a design curriculum that teaches students how to effectively connect the art of design with the science of building. The pre-professional Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BS Arch) is the foundation for our accredited professional Master of Architecture.
About Our Facilities
The Architecture and Planning Library, located in Abbot Hall, is one of ten libraries within the University at Buffalo.
University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning IT Services comprise two sets of facilities: a central collection of laboratories and computing classrooms, and a collection of distributed facilities located in the graduate and undergraduate architecture and urban planning studios.;
The Digital Fabrication Workshop provides a range of the latest equipment dedicated to material research, model making, and digital fabrication.
The Architecture and Planning Materials and Methods Shop, is available for school-wide projects and independent work.
The Visual Resources Center directly supports the curriculum with its ever-growing collection of slides, audiovisual equipment and an extensive image database. The center also produces video recordings of the school's lecture series and other events.
About Our Faculty
University at Buffalo Architecture faculty, diverse in their interests and international in their background, are well known and respected in the profession. Both full and part-time clinical faculty are involved in a variety of activities related to research, design and scholarship. Many part-time clinical faculty are also licensed practicing architects in the Western New York community. Graduate teaching assistants supplement instruction by professors in many courses within the undergraduate pre-professional program. In some situations, upper-level graduate teaching assistants may co-instruct with professors in design studios, and conduct lab or workshop sessions that offer students additional help with their coursework. In academic year 2018-2019, University at Buffalo Architecture had 19 tenure/tenure-track faculty, six clinical faculty, three visiting scholars, 11 adjunct faculty, and 15 teaching assistants.
Faculty List Directory
Please visit the University at Buffalo Architecture website for additional information about our faculty.