School of Architecture and Planning

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. With your help, we are leading the way for a better, smarter, healthier, more efficient and equitable world.

Here Is How We Train Students to Contribute Around the World

At UB, our students travel far and wide, including to prestigious exhibitions like the historic Venice Biennale, to tackle real-world challenges—and gain real-world skills. There’s no substitute for experience, and your investment will allow us to provide more study-abroad opportunities, endow more scholarships, and offer more internships and practicum placements. Your support will provide critical funding to undertake the continued restoration of historic Crosby Hall, will enhance our student studio experiences and will help us create better prepared, more engaged professionals.

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. With your support, we’ll grow our impact by establishing endowed professorships in key areas of leadership, create solutions in the field of environment and health, and continue our life-changing impact in places like the Democratic Republic of the Congo—where we’re utilizing our expertise in inclusive design to provide new economic opportunities for local workers.

Students work on restoring the nave of a church.
Students surveying an area by a creek.

Here Is How Our Work in Buffalo Addresses Global Problems

Our home welcomes modernization and experimentation that will have global relevance and impact, and philanthropy already has helped us make great strides in demonstrating solutions through planning, research and grassroots partnerships. Now, with your support, we will collaborate with the residents of Buffalo’s historic East Side to help them reshape that community’s future. We also look to our supporters to endow the UB Regional Institute to enable us to share all the lessons we’ve learned—in Buffalo, across the state and around the world.

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

News from the School of Architecture and Planning

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.

Ready to Make A Bold Impact?

Freshman studio students in UB architecture hammer in some pieces of a structure.

Freshman studio students in UB architecture hammer in some pieces of a structure.