University at Buffalo Photo Tour

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University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo (SUNY)
The University at Buffalo (SUNY). Michael MacDonald

The University at Buffalo is a public, research-intensive university located in Buffalo, New York. UB is the largest member of the SUNY system, with three campuses and around 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Most of the buildings in this photo tour are located in UB’s South Campus, which is in a residential area of North Buffalo. South Campus is home to the schools of Public Health and Health Professions, Nursing, Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Dental Medicine, and Architecture and Planning. 

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Hayes Hall at the University at Buffalo

Hayes Hall at the University at Buffalo
Hayes Hall at the University at Buffalo. Michael MacDonald

Edmund B. Hayes Hall was built in 1874, making it the oldest building on campus. The historic landmark was constructed to be part of the Erie County Almshouse and Poor Farm, and it held UB’s administrative offices when the university first bought the building. In 1909, UB built the iconic clock tower. Hayes Hall is scheduled for a comprehensive restoration, and it currently holds the School of Architecture and Planning.

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Crosby Hall at the University at Buffalo

Crosby Hall at the University at Buffalo
Crosby Hall at the University at Buffalo. Michael MacDonald

Crosby Hall is one of UB’s most beautiful buildings, and though it was originally constructed for the School of Management, it is now being used by the School of Architecture and Planning. The Georgian Revival Style building features classrooms, critique rooms, and studio space. In Crosby Hall’s design area, students can take their designs and plan, build, and test their structures. 

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Abbott Hall at the University at Buffalo

Abbott Hall at the University at Buffalo
Abbott Hall at the University at Buffalo. Michael MacDonald

Abbott Hall is the home of UB’s Health Sciences Library, which was founded in 1846 to be the primary resource for medical students on campus. The library is used by students in Dental Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Health Professions, Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences programs. Abbott Hall provides access to clinical and instructional research, and subject librarians are available in the library to help students find the information they need.

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Biomedical Research Building at the University at Buffalo

Biomedical Research Building at the University at Buffalo
Biomedical Research Building at the University at Buffalo. Michael MacDonald

What students learn in the Biomedical Education Building, they can apply in the Biomedical Research Building. The School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences uses the building for research studies and faculty offices. The Biomedical Research Building is full of laboratories and other instructional spaces. It also has specialized facilities, including the Medical Instrument Shop, which provides tools and technology to the student and faculty researchers at UB.

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Biomedical Education Building at the University at Buffalo

Biomedical Education Building at the University at Buffalo
Biomedical Education Building at the University at Buffalo. Michael MacDonald

The Biomedical Education Building has been helping UB students get a top notch education since 1986. It provides classrooms and other instructional spaces for medical students across departments. The building also holds special features for the medical programs, including the Lippshutz room for conferences and lectures and the Behling Simulation Center, where students from different health programs can work together in a simulated health care environment. 

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Cary Hall at the University at Buffalo

Cary Hall at the University at Buffalo
Cary Hall at the University at Buffalo. Michael MacDonald

Dr. Charles Cary Hall is an academic building and part of the Cary-Farber-Sherman Complex. It holds the Department of Biotechnical and Clinical Laboratory Sciences, though it was originally built in 1950 as the campus’s Health Sciences Building. Cary Hall is used by many medical school departments, and it contains the Toxicity Research Center. The building is also home to the Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences and the Center for Hearing and Deafness. 

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Alumni Arena at the University at Buffalo

Alumni Arena at the University at Buffalo
Alumni Arena at the University at Buffalo. Chad Cooper / Flickr

The Buffalo Bulls compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. The university fields nine men's sports (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, and wrestling) and nine women's sports (basketball, cross country, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, and volleyball). Pictured here is Alumni Arena, home to UB's basketball teams, wrestling team, and volleyball team. The facility can seat 6,100 spectators. The Arena is part of the Recreation and Athletics Complex on the university's North Campus.

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Clark Hall at the University at Buffalo

Clark Hall at the University at Buffalo
Clark Hall at the University at Buffalo. Michael MacDonald

When Clark Hall was built, it was called the Irwin B. Clark Memorial Gymnasium. It features facilities for campus recreation and athletics, as well as a venue for intramural sports. Clark Hall offers the use of a main gymnasium, dance studio, weight room, handball courts, locker rooms for men and women, and a pool. It also has facilities for boxing, volleyball, badminton, and squash. UB’s website has a recreation schedule, which includes activities like open swim, yoga, and class workouts. 

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Harriman Hall at the University at Buffalo

Harriman Hall at the University at Buffalo
Harriman Hall at the University at Buffalo. Michael MacDonald

Harriman Hall was built in 1933-34 to provide a space for student activities. Today, it offers recreational areas as well as a dining facility and several offices for campus facilities. The office of Parking and Transportation Services, Off-Campus Housing, Academic Health Center, the Center for Educational Innovation, and VP Health Sciences can all be found in Harriman Hall. It is located on the edge of Harriman Quad.

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Diefendorf Hall at the University at Buffalo

Diefendorf Hall at the University at Buffalo
Diefendorf Hall at the University at Buffalo. Michael MacDonald

Diefendorf Hall is located near the center of campus, and it contains classrooms and large lecture halls. Many different kinds of classes are taught in the interdisciplinary lecture halls. The building has space for events and workshops as well as instructional areas. Part of Diefendorf Hall is currently being used by the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Program and the Center for Children and Families. 

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Foster Hall at the University at Buffalo

Foster Hall at the University at Buffalo
Foster Hall at the University at Buffalo. Michael MacDonald

Orin Elliot Foster Hall is one of UB’s historic buildings, and it was the first building to be constructed by the university on South Campus. Foster Hall was finished in 1921 and renovated in 1983, and it contains classrooms for the School of Dental Medicine. Students in the departments of Oral Biology, Periodontics and Endodontics, Oral Diagnostic Sciences, and other School of Dental Medicine programs can use the research space in Foster Hall. 

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Harriman Quad at the University at Buffalo

Harriman Quad at the University at Buffalo
Harriman Quad at the University at Buffalo. Michael MacDonald

The recently restored Harriman Quad features some beautiful and eco-friendly green areas for students to enjoy. New trees, shrubs, and native perennials were added, as well as five rain gardens and porous asphalt pavement. The quad provides students with about two acres of land to relax, socialize, and spend time outdoors. Seating areas and a central plaza make Harriman Quad an ideal location for social gatherings.

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Kapoor Hall at the University at Buffalo

Kapoor Hall at the University at Buffalo
Kapoor Hall at the University at Buffalo. Michael MacDonald

Kapoor Hall was recently renovated, and it now holds the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The building has lecture halls, classrooms, labs, and a Pharmaceutical Care and Teaching Center, where students can get hands-on experience in pharmacy sciences. Kapoor Hall is also one of the greenest buildings on campus, with a Silver LEED rating and a design that allows 75 percent of the building to receive natural sunlight.

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Beck Hall at the University at Buffalo

Beck Hall at the University at Buffalo
Beck Hall at the University at Buffalo. Michael MacDonald

The Deans Office for the School of Nursing, as well as other administrative offices, are located in Beck Hall. The small building was built in 1931 to house the university bookstore. Nursing is one of UB’s most popular majors, and its programs are frequently recognized. The US News and World Reports marked the Nurse Anesthesia program as number 17 in the country, and the graduate School of Nursing is one of the top ranked in the SUNY System.

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Kimball Tower at the University at Buffalo

Kimball Tower at the University at Buffalo
Kimball Tower at the University at Buffalo. Michael MacDonald

Erected in 1957, Kimball Tower was originally a residence hall and then the School of Nursing’s home for many years. Following Nursing’s move to Wende Hall, Kimball was extensively renovated to house all but the clinical programs of the School of Public Health and Health Professions. The renovation consolidated departments previously scattered among seven buildings, spurring increased collaboration among faculty. A portion of Kimball Hall is devoted to offices of University Development.

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Squire Hall at the University at Buffalo

Squire Hall at the University at Buffalo
Squire Hall at the University at Buffalo. Michael MacDonald

Originally constructed to be a student center, Squire Hall underwent huge renovations in order to support the School of Dental Medicine. Squire Hall contains classrooms, laboratories, and faculty offices. The building has around 400 dental chairs for the students to use and practice with. The School of Dental Medicine boasts advanced clinics, including general dentistry clinics that are open to the community. Squire Hall also contains a collection of old historic dental tools and equipment.

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Goodyear Hall at the University at Buffalo

Goodyear Hall at the University at Buffalo
Goodyear Hall at the University at Buffalo. Michael MacDonald

Many of UB’s first-year students live in Goodyear Hall, a high-rise residence hall located next to Clement Hall. Students in Goodyear Hall can live in double suites, which are two double rooms connected by a bathroom. There are also a few single suites available. The building also has lounges, laundry facilities, and kitchenettes on every floor, as well as recreational areas. The tenth floor is called the “X Lounge,” where students can use games and an HD and projection TV.

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Schoellkopf Hall at the University at Buffalo

Schoellkopf Hall at the University at Buffalo
Schoellkopf Hall at the University at Buffalo. Michael MacDonald

Schoellkopf Hall is a residence hall located near Kimball Tower. One of the first dormitories on campus, Schoellhopf Hall and its three matching buildings represent UB shifting towards being a residential university. Schoellkopf Hall, along with Pritchard Hall, Michael Hall, and MacDonald Hall, form a set of matching buildings that house students, hold the campus Pharmacy, and serve as headquarters for Health Services and Counseling Services. 

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Buffalo Materials Research Center at UB

Buffalo Materials Research Center at UB
Buffalo Materials Research Center at UB. Michael MacDonald

Between 1960 and 1994, the Buffalo Materials Research Center held a nuclear reactor that was used for medical research. However, since the reactor has not been in use for over two decades, the campus has decided to demolish the building. The Buffalo Materials Research Center is currently empty and in the final phase of decommissioning. After the building’s demolition, UB plans to turn the area into a green field. UB's many excellent research centers earned the school membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities.

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Townsend Hall at the University at Buffalo

Townsend Hall at the University at Buffalo
Townsend Hall at the University at Buffalo. Michael MacDonald

Though Townsend Hall is currently unused and vacant, it remains an important part of UB’s history. Just like Hayes Hall, Townsend was originally part of the Erie County Almshouse and Poor Farm. It later held the Department of Biological Sciences, which eventually moved to the university’s North Campus. To learn more about Townsend Hall’s interesting history, you can check the university archive’s website.

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