School of Architecture and Planning

Students in an architecture class.

The Power of Two: Architecture Plus Planning Equals Path-Breaking

We are proud to be one of only a handful of schools where architecture and planning work purposefully together. Creating greener, cleaner, healthier places to live and work. Innovating materials and construction systems for a more sustainable built environment. Planning communities that promote safe and healthy food and water.

We are seeking your investment in designing and building a better world.

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Students building an outdoor installation.

Here Is How We Train Students to Contribute Around the World

Whether they’re helping plan livable developments in South Korea, or partnering with nonprofit and community organizations right here in Buffalo, our students work hand-in-hand with developers, manufacturers and other key players in the field. Your investment will allow us to provide more study-abroad opportunities, scholarships and fellowships, giving students the hands-on experience they deserve.

Here Is How We Turn Groundbreaking Research Into Real-World Solutions

We’re already one of the nation’s most research-intensive schools of architecture and planning, tackling real-world challenges including sustainability, energy efficiency, affordability and accessibility. To continue our impact, we’ll endow professorships in key areas of leadership, and endow two high-im­pact research centers designed to make enormous contribu­tions: The Environment and Health Research Center and the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access—the “IDeA Center.”

Students building a sustainable house.
Students in a Planning class learning from a map.

Here Is How Our Work in Buffalo Addresses Global Problems

More than 20 years ago, we led the creation of a comprehensive economic plan for Buffalo—one that has helped catalyze the city’s rebirth. Now, to leverage the link between planning and economic development, we’ll endow the UB Regional Institute to share the lessons we’ve learned—in Buffalo, across the state and around the world.

The Power of Your Investment

For 50 years we’ve embraced the power of two: Architecture and Planning, which creates a synergetic whole that’s far greater than the sum of its parts. Now, with your help, we can go beyond adding, to multiplying: Architecture and Planning multiplied by Investment. Please join us—invest in us—as we lead the way.

UB Fund: Immediate Support for Students

When you give to the UB Fund, your gift today is made available to help support students today. It’s that immediate. Giving to the UB Fund helps ensure our students have everything they need to become thoughtful global citizens, with 100 percent of gifts used to enhance the student experience, including crucial support for research, study abroad, student emergencies and community service opportunities.

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Junior architecture students developed their own laufmaschines in studio  to research issues of personal transportation, climate resilience and structural techniques.


Both productions are centered around the idea of reconfiguring what performance space means while investigating how the audience engages with performance in different ways.