ARC 547 SEM– Understanding Good Urban Form: Re-imaging Buffalo's Niagara Street

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Course No.: 24823

Department: Architecture

Semester: 2018 Fall

Location: Hayes Hall – 217

Meeting Day(s): Wednesday

Meeting Time: 2:00PM - 4:40PM

Faculty: Hata

Faculty: Hata

“Weaving between a complex web of architecture, planning, and landscape architecture, urban design seeks to establish a sense of order, orientation, and legibility to the chaotic urban fabric comprised of unrelated buildings.


“The intent of the course is to provide the students with a perspective of current roles and activity of Urban Design;

This interdisciplinary seminar examines precedents and principles of good urban design; Making cities legible, sustainable, healthy, equitable, and rich in human experience”

Through the lens of spatial-physicality, you will learn:

  • Critical Thinking Skills and Creative Mind of Place-Making;
  • By working on the Niagara Street urban fabric, you will acquire the value of the multi-disciplinary practice of Urban Design.