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University at Buffalo, SUNY

April 18, 2019

ACSA news from the School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo.               

April 2019

Associate Professor Beth Tauke conducted a Design Thinking Workshop entitled ‘In Our Shoes’ at the University of Arkansas for honors students enrolled in architecture, landscape architecture and interior design.

Associate Professor Beth Tauke presented a lecture ‘Possible Futures of Design with Diversity’ at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design in February. The lecture highlighted ethical issues related to the development of design in the environment, adaption to the changing human body and diverse populations, and how thoughtful design decisions can be made.

Assistant Professor Jin Young Song won the 2019 Forge Prize Phase 1 sponsored by The American Institute of Steel Construction and The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. A prototype will be fabricated as part of Phase 2 and exhibited at the 2019 AIA National Convention. (

Assistant Professor Jin Young Song received the ‘Design that Educates’ Award organized by the Laka Foundation and Solarlux. Song presented the winning proposal at the 2019 Architecture in Foyer conference which was held in Germany in March. (

Associate Professor Joyce Hwang designed a new vertical habitat structure that was built in Canberra in March, 2019. The project, entitled ‘Life Support’, was commissioned by the Australian Capital Territory’s Department of Parks and Conservation, and developed in collaboration with Mitchell Whitelaw of ANU School of Art and Design, Darren Leroux of ACT Parks and Conservation and structural engineer John Skurr4.

Associate Professor Joyce Hwang gave a lecture at the Australian National University School of Art and Design in March 2019 in a symposium entitled ‘To see Ourselves as Something Larger’ ( -to-see-ourselves-as-part-of-something-larger)

Associate Professor Joyce Hwang was invited to exhibit her design work in the exhibition “I Thought I Heard a Bird’ at Craft ACT Gallery in Canberra. The exhibition, which opened in March and will be on view until May 2019, was curated by artist Raquel Ormella (


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