UBRI Team

Leadership

UBRI, under the leadership of Senior Fellow and Dean of the School of Architecture & Planning, Robert Shibley and Director, Laura Quebral, built a team which encompasses some of the brightest thinkers and doers in the region to pursue public scholarship in service to the community. Our team consists of planners, architects, urban designers, data analysts, policy specialists, legal experts, researchers, information systems experts, technical writers, and graphic designers committed to innovative planning, community engagement, and accessible information to help create great places.

Even with the internal talent on the team, we don’t hesitate to invest in collective problem solving with our extensive network of research partners. On every project, the team is focused on asking the right questions, and partnering with experts across the University, community, and professional networks to research and explore the best solutions.

Robert G. Shibley
Robert G. Shibley Senior Fellow and Dean of School of Architecture & Planning
Laura Quebral
Laura Quebral Director

Professional Staff

Bart Roberts
Bart Roberts Associate Director of Research and Faculty Engagement
Brian W. Conley
Brian W. Conley Senior Planner
Christina Farrell
Christina Farrell Associate Planner
Heather P. Warner
Heather P. Warner Office Manager
Jason Kulaszewski
Jason Kulaszewski Clean Energy Coordinator
Monique Sullivan James
Monique Sullivan James Associate Director of Operations
Sharon Ana Entress
Sharon Ana Entress Associate Director of Research
Teresa Bosch de Celis
Teresa Bosch de Celis Associate Planner/Graphic Designer​

GRADUATE ASSISTANTS

Our graduate assistants make us unique—providing us with fresh perspectives and connecting our office to the ever-evolving research and technology being used in the classroom.

ASSOCIATED FACULTY

We connect with faculty on projects that could benefit from a particular skill-set, expertise or burgeoning research in a particular field. Our collaborative projects with the UB School of Architecture and Planning faculty span topics as diverse as food-system security, responses to climate change, green transportation systems, inclusive design, situated technologies (the use of technology embedded in buildings), sustainable community development, planning for extreme events (such as earthquakes or hurricanes) and many others.

Lynda Schneekloth
School of Architecture and Planning

Nicholas B. Rajkovich
School of Architecture and Planning

Hiroaki Hata
School of Architecture and Planning

Daniel B. Hess
School of Architecture and Planning

Samina Raja
School of Architecture and Planning

Our diverse team also includes a wide variety of professional consultants, including: