School of Architecture and Planning Announces Fall Lecture Series Lineup

Release Date: October 13, 2010

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning has announced its fall lecture series lineup, with speakers including Jeanne Gang, designer of Chicago's award-winning Aqua tower, and a representative of Pugh + Scarpa, winner of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2010 Architecture Firm Award.

Pugh + Scarpa, winner of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2010 Architecture Firm Award, will give the next lecture today, Oct. 13, on UB's South Campus. This lecture, which celebrates the life and work of Walter Bird and his company Birdair, will be given by Lawrence Scarpa, a founder of Pugh + Scarpa. The practice has designed several award-winning urban buildings including Colorado Court, an affordable housing project in California that is the first building of its kind in the country to be 100 percent energy neutral.

Other highlights of the UB series include a November visit from Lance Hosey, president and CEO of GreenBlue, a nonprofit consultancy dedicated to environmental innovation; a November panel discussion featuring the winning architects of a recent design competition at Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater; and a December visit from Jeanne Gang, a principal of Studio Gang Architects. The Martin House Restoration Corporation is co-sponsoring the Fallingwater event.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

For information on attending the Pugh + Scarpa lecture and other events, visit the School of Architecture and Planning's events page at

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