ACSA News – September 2018

Assistant Prof. Erkin Ozay presented a lecture entitled ‘Cities and Schools in America, 1896-2015’ at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo on September 14, 2018. 

Associate Prof. Joyce Hwang was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Architectural Education (JAR) for a three year term staring in 2018. She has also been appointed Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Toronto where she is teaching a graduate studio entitled ‘Zoological Cities’ in Fall 2018.

‘Pest Architecture’ – written by Associate Prof. Joyce Hwang – was published in World Architecture, July 2018. The journal also featured two projects designed by Prof. Hwang – the Bat Tower and Bat Cloud. Her work was also featured in ‘Designing a City that Makes Room for Nature’ published as part of the “Urban Ark Los Angeles’ series – an environment storytelling partnership between KCET and UCLA Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies.( -for nature) 

Adjunct Assistant Prof. Coryn Kempster was awarded the League Prize from the Architecture League of New York for work done in collaboration with Assistant Prof. Julia Jamrozik. A group exhibit of the winners was recently shown at Parson School of Design ( /league-prize-2018-objective/)   

The film ‘See It Through Buffalo’ is currently on view in Venice, Italy. Directed by Clinical Assistant Prof. Greg Delaney and produced by Paget Films in association with the School of Architecture and Planning of the University at Buffalo the film is showing at Time Space Existence – an exhibition organized by the Global Art Affairs Foundation and hosted by the European Cultural Centre alongside the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Assoc. Prof.Joyce Hwang, Clinicla Asst. Prof. Greg Delaney, Assist. Profs. Nick Rajkovich, Julia Jamrozik and Erkin Ozay, Clinical Assoc. Prof. Kerry Traynor, and Camden Miller presented ‘Unstately: Bottom –Up and Middle-Out Practices’ at the U.S. Pavilion as part of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. The panel discussion focused on the work of faculty in Buffalo and was coordinated with the curatorial theme ‘Dimensions of Citizenship’ (http://dimensionsof

Prof. Korydon Smith and Associate Professor Joyce Hwang were appointed ChaIr and Associate Chair of Architecture at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo in July 2018.

Prof. Hadas Steiner jointly organized the first conference on the subject of queer space at the Society of Architectural Historians 2018 Conference with Dirk van den Heuvel. Prof. Steiner’s article “A Bird in the Hand’ was published by MIT in ‘Thresholds’, no.46, Summer 2018. Pp. 36-43. Prof. Steiner gave a lecture entitled ‘The Accidental Visitant’ at the Stuckeman School of Architecture, Pennsylvania State University in Spring 2018.

Prof. Brian Carter served as a professional advisor to the GSA Design Excellence program in Boston in August, 2018.