Crosby Hall houses studio and office space for the School of Architecture and Planning. It originally housed the School of Business Administration (School of Management).
Crosby Hall was named by the University Council in honor of the
contributions of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Crosby and their children
to the university's development. William H. Crosby (d. 1944), a
bicycle frame manufacturer, served on the UB Council and was active
in the YMCA. At a critical point in the university's history, from
1919 to 1921, he served as university treasurer and also served for
a number of years as chair of the finance committee. Crosby Hall,
completed in 1932, was the first permanent home of the School of
Business Administration (now the School of Management).
Crosby and his family gave this building as their gift to the
University and now houses the studio spaces for the School of
Architecture and Planning.