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YIMBY Design Competition

Kickoff Event

facilitated by DesignBuffalo

Saturday, September 15, 2018, Noon to 3pm
at 998 Broadway, Buffalo NY 14212

Full information can be found here.

Past Events

The July 2017 DesignBuffalo Event

Topic: Scale
Thursday, July 13, 2017 6:30pm

Sponsored by DesignBuffalo, hosted by Sweet_ness 7

At Sweet_ness 7, 220 Grant Street, Buffalo.

Join DesignBuffalo, a partnership among members of the community (citizens, architects, lawyers, micro developers) and the UB School of Architecture + Planning, for a fun, lively, and vital discussion of scale. Free of charge.

Presenter: Kisha Patterson, Architect

Buildings are tasked with responding to a variety of scales related to use and context. The recent adoption of the Green Code in Buffalo has drawn attention to aspects of scale in new development.

Observers are raising questions of “Too big?”, “Too small?”, “Out of synch?”

Learn and share. Join DesignBuffalo for a comprehensive discussion of this current issue.

Please note: The focus of the discussion will be design, not responses to policy, politics or procedure. Specific projects will be discussed as examples of scale in design, hopefully leading to a better understanding of principles.

Goals of DesignBuffalo events:

  • Showcase what can be done in partnership across disciplines and stakeholders
  • Present high-quality information and audience engagement on good design
  • Emphasize that good design includes considerations of community health, equity & accessibility
  • De-emphasize the usual Buffalo stance of blame/lamenting
  • Emphasize the message of recognizing and organizing to demand good design
  • Receive suggestions for further such events

The May 2017 DesignBuffalo Event

Topic: Good Design
Friday, May 5, 2017 6:30pm

Sponsored by DesignBuffalo, hosted by Sweet_ness 7

At Sweet_ness 7, 220 Grant Street, Buffalo.

Buffalo is building again, and our legacy of brilliant, pioneering and quality architecture demands good design.

But what is “good design”? What is the difference between “design” and “taste”?

Join DesignBuffalo, a partnership among members of the community (architects, lawyers, micro developers) and the UB School of Architecture + Planning, for a fun, lively, and vital discussion on recognizing–and demanding–good design. Free of charge.

Speakers: Omar Khan, Erkin Özay and Gregory Delaney of UB’s School of Architecture + Planning.

These speakers will lead off, briefly. An inclusive and wide-ranging discussion will follow.

Goals of event:

  • Showcase what can be done in partnership across disciplines and stakeholders
  • Present high-quality information and audience engagement on good design
  • Emphasize that good design includes considerations of community health, equity & accessibility
  • De-emphasize the usual Buffalo stance of blame/lamenting
  • Emphasize the message of recognizing and organizing to demand good design
  • Receive suggestions for further such events

Please join us!

The January 2016 DesignBuffalo Event

Topic: Movers & Makers: DIY, Makerspaces & Design
Thursday January 21, 2016, 6pm

Sponsored by DesignBuffalo, hosted by Buffalo Lab and The Foundry:
Designers and makers will discuss and demonstrate the intersection of design and the DIY/Maker movement.

At The Foundry, 298 Northampton Street, Buffalo NY 14208 www.thefoundrybuffalo.org, www.buffalolab.org.

Join us as we explore this exciting arena of design and making! Driven by rapid advancements in 3D printing, CNC machining, embedded and miniature computers and the growing number of makerspaces of all kinds, designers are creatively using steadily less expensive and more sophisticated methods to do product design, rapid prototyping and even small-scale manufacturing. For those already in the design/make field or who are interested in learning more – this is a great opportunity to expand your horizons, by networking and starting collaborations with creative and open-minded designers and makers. Free of charge. Some snacks and drinks will be provided, please BYOB or food.

The Green Code

Turning Point: Applying the Buffalo Green Code
Thursday November 19, 2015, 6pm Ashker’s Juice Bar on Main – 1526 Main Street, Buffalo.

DesignBuffalo: Development on Grant

A DesignBuffalo Event
Topic: Development on Grant Street
Tuesday, July 28 2015, at Chris Siano’s 368 Grant Street building

DesignBuffalo 640 Session

A DesignBuffalo Event
Topics: GRoW Home Solar House Competition & Andrew King – Architectural Models
Thursday, May 21, 2015, at Dig (Design Innovation Garage), 640 Ellicott Street at the BNMC

DesignBuffalo 150 Session

A DesignBuffalo Event
Topic: A design/build studio
Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Jonathan Casey’s Solid 716 Studio & Showroom, 150 Chandler Street

DesignBuffalo 430 Session

The First DesignBuffalo Event
Topic: Eddie Friel, Manuel Barreto Design
Thursday, January 22, 2015, at Manuel Barreto’s Studio & Showroom, 430 Delaware Avenue