Courtney Creenan

Courtney Creenan

Buffalo, NY, US



Courtney completed her studies as a dual M. Arch / M. Urban Planning degrees at the University at Buffalo this spring.  She has concentrated her studies in the Ecological Practices and Inclusive Design Research groups in the architecture department.  

Her thesis studied the intersection of architecture and urban planning, specifically studying land use and zoning codes, exploring alternative uses within them, and how to empower residents to push these codes in order to create more dynamic communities. 

As a part of the Hive City team, she took part in designing, fabricating and promoting the relocation of a bee colony.  This was done within the historic Buffalo grain elevators, at the Silo City site, currently under redevelopment.  The project, Elevator B, is the first permanent installation on the site.


Flynn Battaglia Architects, PC, Buffalo, NY, US, Intern Architect

Jul 2012 - current

Hive City, Buffalo, NY, US, Designer + Fabricator + Planner

May 2012 - current

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistant for the School of Architecture and Planning, responsible for tutoring, writing assignments and syllabi, and lecturing.

Courses include American Diversity and Design, Introduction to Architecture, Introduction to Urban Planning, Introduction to Urban Studies.

Aug 2008 - May 2012

Flynn Battaglia Architects, PC, Buffalo, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Collaborated on concept, design and construction documents; conducted field surveys of historic properties; and conducted field assessments of building facilities.

Projects include Genesee Gateway, Allied Health at Alfred State, Williamsville Mill, Connecticut Street Armory, and the Buffalo State College Facilities Master Plan.

May 2009 - Dec 2010

Town of Clarence Planning Department, Clarence, NY, US, Planning Intern

Experience includes annual Town Master Plan and Zoning Law revisions; historic preservation and sign laws creation; GIS data coding and mapping; Town Planning Board administration; public meeting preparation, moderation and administration.

Apr 2006 - Jan 2009


University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

3.5 year student, studying within the Inclusive Design Research Group and the Ecological Practices Research Group. Experience includes a summer study abroad in Barcelona, Spain investigating urban historical development, material culture, and museum design.

Aug 2008 - May 2012

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, Masters, Urban Planning

As part of the dual program with M.Arch program studied GIS and 3D modeling, community development, and urban design. Experience includes a summer study abroad program in London, UK completing a comparative analysis of sustainable practices between organizations in London and Buffalo, NY.

Aug 2008 - May 2012


Schomburg Fellowship, Scholarship

An ongoing fellowship awarded in 2008, the Schomburg Fellowship is awarded to minority students underrepresented in their program at the University at Buffalo. This program was awarded to me as the only woman in the dual M.Arch | M. Urban Planning program.


Dean's Award, Award

An award given to a graduating Masters student who demonstrates devotion to the school, leadership among the student body, and high academic achievement.


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