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University at Buffalo

October 16, 2017

UB’s IDeA Center, under the direction of Prof. E. Steinfeld, received support from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rhabilitation Research for a three-year $600,000 research project to examine the autonomous vehicle industry with particular reference to accessibility and universal design.

Dr. Jordana L. Maisel and Prof. Edward Steinfeld, of the IDeA Center in UB’s School of Architecture & Planning, with Aaron Steinfeld of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon, were co-editors of Accessible Public Transportation (Routledge)

Profs. E. Steinfeld, Korydon Smith and M. Beth Tauke were co-authors of Inclusive Design: Implementation and Evaluation (Routledge)

UB’s IDeA Center, in collaboration with Touch Graphics and the Richardson Olmsted Corporation, were awarded funding to design, fabricate and install an interactive map of the Richardson Olmsted Campus.

Asst. Prof. Jin Young Song, received an Honorable Mention in Architectural Design from the 2017 American Architecture Prize for his proposal HOTEL SOLITAIRE.

Visiting Assistant Prof. Stephanie Davidson & Assoc. Prof. George Rafialidis are Visiting Professors at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, University of Toronto in Fall 2017 where they are directing a research studio on paper/fiber casting and temporary structures in collaboration with the UB’ s Material Culture Research Group. Graduate students from Buffalo and Toronto are working collaboratively.

He, She and It – a project designed by Davidson Rafialidis - was a finalist in the 2017 AR House Award. The Award attracted more than 250 submissions and the shortlist included houses in the USA, Venezuela, China, Canada, the UK, Netherlands, Japan, Norway, Spain, Peru, Australia and Chile. The jury consisted of architects Jamie Fobert and Tony Fretton and AR Editor Christine Murray.

Assistant Prof. Julia Jamrozik was awarded a Faculty Fellowship at the UB Humanities Institute. Her research will focus on ‘Growing up Modern’ and the documentation of experiences of children who grew up in 20th century houses.

Adjunct Assoc. Prof. P. L. Battaglia has been retained by OMA for Code Consultancy on the design of the new addition to the Albright Knox Art Gallery.

Clinical Associate Prof. Miguel Guitart, and his office Gimeno-Guitart, received the Architecture Award at the X Architecture Biennale Alejandro de la Sota for their design of the Church and Parish Center in Tarragona in Spain.

Dr, Miguel Guitart oversaw the 2017 publication of the third volume in the series ‘Architectural Practice’ by Nobuko/CP67. It comprises critical texts on design by practitioners, academics and researchers. 

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