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Ms. Kelly Hayes-McAlonie, FAIA

University of Buffalo

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University of Buffalo
Buffalo, NY


I have has dedicated my career to educational architecture. Since my days as a student of architecture I am very interested in the role of architecture in education. Currently, I am the Director of Campus Planning at the University at Buffalo. My work involves overseeing the implementation of the university’s Comprehensive Master Plan and the strategic planning for UB’s three campus environments. In 2011 my friend Despina Stratigakos and I collaborated with Mattel on the design and launch of Barbie I Can Be…Architect. I is currently writing a biography of Louise Bethune, the first professional woman architect, and I have spent the passed fourteen years researching her life and career. "The Lady Architect: Louise Bethune, FAIA" is scheduled for a 2020 publication.


Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Master of Architecture First Professional, 1993
1988 To 1993
Dissertation: The Child in The City: Architecture and Literature
Advisor: Grant Wanzel


  • Trailblazing Women of Western New York- Monuments Project