Focused on built, social and cultural landscapes at all scales, we work to establish the conditions for architects and planners to create more equitable, sustainable and well-designed environments. The Buffalo School is the only school of architecture and planning within the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system. We invite you to learn more about the life and programs of the school.
Matt started his first business when he was sixteen years old and that entrepreneurial drive has
been the hallmark of his career ever since. He spent his early days in Miami working in the
modeling industry, which led Randall to found a driving service that ushered models between
shoots. When he moved to New York City, he was part of large-scale event productions in the
city. Now based in Austin, Texas since 2010, Randall has been the VP of Marketing for Dematic
Reddwerks, a fast-growing Austin start up, and was a co-founder of a
distribution platform for jewelry designers. Matt co-created and produced Austin’s first
international art show, Pop Austin, a three-day interactive art show that featured original
artworks from around the world.
Lara is the Founder and CEO of Dwell. While building her own home Lara realized there were insufficient resources to help people learn about design and architecture. Believing exposure to progressive work would advance the profession of architecture, Lara started Dwell.
Niche Modern was founded in 2003 as an unexpected accident. The founders, Jeremy Pyles and Mary Welch, were designing products for their own lives that satisfied their particular design sensibilities. After other people saw their products and expressed appreciation for their work, the duo founded Niche Modern. The company is known for its distinctive glass pendant lights and other lighting products that are comprised of expertly crafted hand-blown glass. Niche also designs other glassware and home products, including elegant vases and candle holders.
Anna Jones is a designer and founder of MOD Design in Des Moines, IA. After receiving a BA in Architecture, she practiced at award winning design firms in the Central States Region. She now owns a full service design business, hoping to bring modern design to the forefront of places of live, work, and play. She finds inspiration from traveling, reading, and fashion.
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