URP 581-001– Planning Practicum
Course No.: 19439
Department: Urban and Regional Planning
Semester: 2018 Fall
Location: Hayes Hall – 402
Meeting Day(s): Tuesday - Thursday
Meeting Time: 1:00 PM - 5:40 PM
Would you like to experience a dynamic learning environment that simulates interdisciplinary cutting edge practices where architects, planners, and developers work closely to produce outstanding projects that are financially feasible and transformative? Would you like
to develop a large-scale project with your “real” studio client? You could do so in the Buffalo School. Now in the third year, the Urban Design, Architecture, Urban Planning, and Real Estate Development studio offers you to learn about best practices of place-making, urbanism,
sustainable design with market feasibility.
Studio Eligibility and Goals:
MS/ARC in RED in the final semester, advanced students in MARC, MUP and DualMARC/MUP programs
The combined class will be divided into student teams, formed with an equal number of students from each academic program; teams will collaborate throughout the semester to produce a successful project.
Teams will address the feasibility of developing a real site for a client through market research, site analysis, urban design master planning with 2D and 3D architectural
design, project branding, and marketing strategies and financial analyses.
The studio culminates in comprehensive end of-semester presentations by each team.
Each team will prepare a professional-caliber report, comprising the feasibility study of real
estate development integrated with an urban design master plan showing architectural
plans, and renderings of the development.
Architecture and Planning students will be able to explore the essentials of real estate
finance and a complex and large-scale design project with a site model.
Real Estate Development students will learn how to work with architects and urban
designers, and critical processes and elements for producing successful proposals
in urban design and planning.
Teams will address the feasibility of developing a real site for an actual client.