This article is from the archives of the UB Reporter.


Published: April 7, 2005

Three faculty members in the Department of Architecture, School of Architecture and Planning, have been recognized for the quality of their work. Edward Steinfeld, professor of architecture, received the Ron Mace Designing Award for the 21st Century Award at the Designing for the 21st Century III Conference in Rio de Janeiro. The UB Center for Inclusive Design, headed by Steinfeld, received the institutional version of the award. "Architecture and Landscape: Making and Unmaking the World," an essay by Lynda Schneekloth, associate professor of architecture, was published in the September edition of the highly respected publication 306090. Her ongoing work with Robert Shibley, professor of architecture and director of the Urban Design Project in the architecture school, with respect to Buffalo's historic grain elevators, was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education in November in an article titled "History on a Towering Scale." Shibley's essay, "Housing," was published in Stanley Collyer's highly rated new book, "Competing Globally in Architecture Competitions: Meeting New Design Challenges in the Information Age."

Nathan R. Matthews, music director/assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Arts and Sciences, served as music associate on Broadway for "Children and Art," a musical gala celebrating Stephen Sondheim's 75th birthday. The event was presented March 21 by former President Bill Clinton and singer/actress/director Barbara Streisand to benefit Young Playwrights Inc. Matthews also will conduct a production—with full professional orchestra—of the musical "My Favorite Year" in New York City this month. The director is Evan Pappas who starred in the lead role for the original Broadway production of the show. Additionally, Matthews recently was invited to join the advisory board of the Amas Musical Theatre in New York City.