Media Advisory: UB Architecture Students Put Up "Living Wall" at Griffis Sculpture Park

Release Date: April 23, 2010

WHAT: "The Living Wall," a series of 14 "interactive" pods designed by UB first year undergraduate architecture students, will open to the public this weekend. The public is invited to the opening and to climb in, on and around the pods.

WHERE: Griffis Sculpture Park, Ahrens Road, off Rte. 219, Ashford Hollow.

WHEN: Sunday, April 25

1-1:30 p.m.: Dedication and opening comments by Simon Griffis

1:30-6 p.m. Introduction by faculty; responses by invited critics to students' verbal presentations.

The exhibition will continue through Oct. 23

The press is invited to visit the exhibit prior to the dedication. Press arrangements: Pat Donovan in the UB Office of Communications at 645-4602, and Shadi Nazarian 207-9927 (cell) and Chris Romano 228-1339 (cell) onsite.

BACKGROUND: The pods were designed and created by 100 students in the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning taught by faculty architects Shadi Nazarian, Chris Romano and Nick Bruscia. The original news release may be read at

Media Contact Information

Patricia Donovan has retired from University Communications. To contact UB's media relations staff, call 716-645-6969 or visit our list of current university media contacts. Sorry for the inconvenience.