Architects and planners design physical environments and systems with which people interact every day. Direct, tangible engagement with this "material"—whether it be structural steel, streetscapes or citizen activists—is fundamental to aspiring architects and planners. This learn-by-doing approach to professional education is the crux of the program. From the studio to the community, UB students and faculty constantly "do" and "make" through applied research, built works, and creative activities. Here in Buffalo, design inquiry becomes design-build while planning concepts become adopted plans for communities.
This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).
Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.
** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.