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University of Buffalo

April 12, 2017

Assistant Professor Julia Jamrozik organized the symposium PLAYSPACE at the University at Buffalo on March 8, 2017. The symposium brought speakers from a range of different professions to speak about the spaces of play including:

  • Joy Kuebler, RLA,ASLA/Joy Keubler Landscape Architect P.C.
  • Jen Maigret/University of Michigan/MAde Studio
  • Trevor Smith/Peabody Essex Museum
  • Susan G. Solomon/Curatorial Resources & Research/ Princeton


Assistant Professor Jin Young Song led the Emboss team with a technical designer and structural engineer at SOM. The entry, Emboss Tower, was a finalist in Metals in Construction magazine 2017 Design Challenge. The jury was Lise Anne Couture (Asymptote Architecture) Michael D. Flynn (Pei Cobb Freed & Partners) Hauke Jungjohann (Thornton Tomasetti) Ahmad Rahimian (WSP/PB USA) Craig Schwitter (Buro Happold) and Marc Simmons (Front Inc.) 

“The Face of A Parte” - Assistant Professor Jin Young Song’s research on aged apartments received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Steedman Fellowship competition.

Three essays written by Assistant Professor Jordan Geiger were published recently. ‘Zero Atmosphere Architecture’ and ‘Alive without us’ address a past and a future, respectively for architecture’s relations to human-computer interaction in space craft. They were published in Bracket 3 (at Extremes), edited by Lola Shepherd & Maya Przyblski and in Star Ark:a living, self-sustainable spaceship, edited by Rachel Armstrong. ‘Phantom Tollbooth Plaza’ analyzed implications of RFID and NEXUS passage at international border crossings and was published in ‘Intelligent Infrastructure’ edited by T.F.Tierney.

Professors Brian Carter and Annette W. LeCuyer were selected to receive 2017 Honorary Fellowships by the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada. The Fellowships, which recognize extraordinary achievement in practice, research and architectural publications, will be awarded at the 2017 RAIC/OAA Festival of Architecture in Ottawa in May 2017.

Associate Professor Joyce Hwang was one of six recipients of the 2017 Urban Edge Award, a program run by the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee that brings architects to the UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning to engage students with workshops, a public lecture, and participation in a symposium. In past years, this was awarded to one individual or firm ( This year, they have changed the format to invite several architects instead. Here is an article about it in the Architect’s Newspaper:

Associate Professor Joyce Hwang was invited to serve on the 2016 Steedman Prize Jury, a prestigious biennial research and travel award of $50,000 granted to an emerging architect. Other members of the jury included Mason White (chair), Deborah Berke, Elena Canovas, and Jeff Ryan.

Associate Professor Joyce Hwang  was invited to serve on the AIA Small Projects Awards Jury. Other members of the jury included Jean Dufressne, AIA (Chair), Richard Fernau FAIA, Jack Travis FAIA, and Kulapat Yantrasastw.

 Associate Professor Joyce Hwang was a guest speaker at the 2016 MORE International Conference on Architecture and Gender in Florence, Italy.

Associate Professor Joyce Hwang was invited by the MIT NOMAS chapter to participate as a panelist in “Women in Academia.”

The book ‘Beyond Patronage’, co-edited by Associate Professor Joyce Hwang and Assistant Professor Martha Bohm. was reviewed by Canadian Architect:

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