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July 8, 2014
Joyce Hwang's practice, Ants of the Prairie, was featured in the Architect's Newspaper: http://archpaper.com/news/articles.asp?id=7224. She was also featured in Architect Magazine, as part of its 'Next Progressive' series: http://www.architectmagazine.com/architects/ants-of-the-prairie-into-the-wild_o.aspx. This article will be printed in the May 2014 issue. "Bat Tower," completed in 2010, was published in Rough Guide to Sustainability - A Design Primer, 4th Edition, by Brian Edwards, published by RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects). On March 13, Professor Hwang delivered a lecture in New York City as part of the 2014 Emerging Voices Award, organized by the Architectural League of New York (http://archleague.org/2014/03/emerging-voices-ants-of-the-prairie-and-rael-san-fratello/). She also gave invited lectures at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on March 6, and at Syracuse University on April 1 as part of a symposium, "Transections: an interdisciplinary exploration of design between the sciences and the humanities" (http://soa.syr.edu/email/2014/transections.html).

Jin Young Song and his research team, Brian Ravinsky (March/MUP) and Yan Duan (MUP) has won the Nila T. Gnamm Junior Faculty Research Fund from UB APEC Study Center. The research titled, Prefabricating the Vernacular, is exploring the vernacular architecture focusing on Façade in order to find an alternative way of designing urban housing in the Southeast Asia region under the critique of the distorted modernization in already developed Asian cities. Song will lead the research team for the next two semesters. Jin Young Song's project Qube also won the Architizer A+ Jury Award in the Products +Living category.

Christopher Romano and Nicholas Bruscia's "project 2XmT" has been selected as the winner of three Architizer A+ Awards. Architecture and Fabrication Category: Popular Choice Winner and Jury Winner, Architecture + Fabrication Category: Jury Winner.  Info can be found at: https://awards.architizer.com/winners/list/?id=2#cat-44-special and http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2014/04/012.html.  More recent news regarding "project 3xLP" can be found on Bustler, http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winning_skin_installation_3xlp_to_begin_tour_this_fall_in_texas and Archinect, http://archinect.com/news/article/97192468/winning-skin-installation-3xlp-to-begin-tour-this-fall-in-texas.
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