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University of Buffalo

April 18, 2016

Shannon Bassett, Assistant Professor of Architecture & Urban Design, presented her design research “Back to the Countryside! - reconfiguring rural-urban typologies, recovering China’s agricultural and ecological landscapes” at the Annual Conference of the Urban Affairs Association in San Diego. Professor Bassett also served as moderator for the session “Urban Environment and Sustainable Development in Asia”

Shannon Bassett presented a paper entitled “ Beyond Inert Sites – scoping the urban landscape & re-calibrating architectural narratives through the shaping of new urban knowledge in architectural education” at the 2016 ACSA national conference in Seattle. The paper was presented in the session “Urban knowledge in architectural education.” 

“He, She & It” – a new building for artists in Buffalo designed by clinical assistant professor Stephanie Davidson and Assistant Professor George Rafialidis, received the 2016 Architizer A+ Award in the Architecture + Workspace category. The project was selected from entries from over 100 countries. Architizer A+ submissions were judged by an international jury that included Winy Maas, Jeanne Gang, Sou Fujimoto and Bjarke Ingels.

Georg Rafialidis, Assistant Professor of Architecture, was awarded a SMART CoE (Sustaianble Manufactirung and Robotic Technologies Community of Excellence) exploratory grant for his work on corbelled structures. He presented this research at the 2016 ACSA national conference in Seattle. 

Jin Young Song, Assistant Professor of Architecture – Assistant Professor of Architecture Jin Young Song’s High Living was the 2016 A+Award Jury Winner in the Unbuilt Residential category. 

The project designed by Assistant Professor Jin Young Song and Ludovico Centis(UB School of Architecture & Planning Banham Fellow 2013-14) Hotel Ascension was selected as a finalist of AZURE magazine’s 2016 AZ AWARDS.

Collaborators: Thomas Bittner (Photography), Uros Vukovic, Matthew Rosen

Assistant Professor Jin Young Song’s façade research has received support from the SMART Exploratory funding program. The design team consists of: Jin Young Song (Department of Architecture), Haiqing Lin (Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering), Jongmin Shim (Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering)

Brian Carter, Professor of Architecture, served as external examiner of the graduate program in architecture at Dalhousie University in Spring, 2016.

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