Department of Architecture – ACSA news report for November 2017
UB’s Chapter of the National Organisation of Minority Architecture Students was recognized for the second consecutive year in NOMAS National Design Competition. Their 2017 proposal for a new John Chase Architecture & Design Campus at Sunnyside in Houston was highlighted for its integrative design approach and received third prize. The team of undergraduate and graduate students, coordinated by M.Arch student Arisha Shahid, developed ideas based on UB’s graduate research groups in sustainable design, accessibility, architecture & urbanism, materials and digital design.
Sarah Gunawan, UB’s 20116/17 Banham Fellow, received a 2017 Lafarge Holcim Award. Her project was awarded third place in the ‘Next Generation’ category for North America. The Banham Fellowship, which recognizes Reyner Banham who taught in Buffalo, is awarded annually to an emerging designer.
Frank C. Kraemer and Jelani A. Lowe, two graduate students in UB’s M. Arch. Program - received global recognition with an Honorable Mention for their submission ‘Bloom’ in the 2017 International Design Competition MICROHOUSE initiated by the Future House Organisation.