Environmental Design BA
University at Buffalo Environmental Design addresses the arrangement, appearance, and functionality of neighborhoods, towns, and communities. In addition, environmental design is concerned with the way these places are experienced and used, as well as other aesthetic elements that contribute to the quality of community environments. Environmental design promotes the best use of a community's land and physical resources for residential, commercial, institutional, and recreational purposes.
Environmental Design provides students with the skills to understand, analyze, and solve development problems with a view toward community planning and the design of sustainable urban environments. The purpose of environmental design is to gain a better understanding of community environments, and then apply that knowledge to improve physical surroundings.
University at Buffalo Environmental Design addresses issues in the dynamic bi-national Buffalo-Niagara region as a laboratory for planning, design, and development.Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog - Environmental Design BA
Department of Urban and Regional Planning126 Hayes Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8030
Ph: 716-829-2133 ext.4
Daniel B. Hess
Professor and Chair of Urban Planning
Graduate Program Administrator
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Last updated: January 30, 2023 11:50 am EST