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  • Architecture at UMass

    The Department of Architecture provides an accessible, intellectually rigorous design education that firmly grounds students in the art and science of the built environment. The interdisciplinary, collaborative department embraces spirited, socially progressive, and environmentally responsive design.

    Architecture at UMass

    The Department of Architecture provides an accessible, intellectually rigorous design education that firmly grounds students in the art and science of the built environment. The interdisciplinary, collaborative department embraces spirited, socially progressive, and environmentally responsive design.

  • Fall Lecture Series 2017

    Join us for these exciting discussions in the Design Building this fall.

    Fall Lecture Series 2017

    Join us for these exciting discussions in the Design Building this fall.

  • Studio Designs for Nipmuk Tribe

    Professor Ray K Mann's Graduate Studio worked with Nipmuk Cultural Preservation, Inc., a non-profit representing the Native Americans historically predominant in our region of New England.

    Studio Designs for Nipmuk Tribe

    Professor Ray K Mann's Graduate Studio worked with Nipmuk Cultural Preservation, Inc., a non-profit representing the Native Americans historically predominant in our region of New England.

  • Philosophy of Architecture visits Glass House

    Professor Max Page's Philosophy of Architecture class visits Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut.

    Philosophy of Architecture visits Glass House

    Professor Max Page's Philosophy of Architecture class visits Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut.

  • Our New Home: The Design Building

    The new Design Building, with its structure and mechanical systems purposefully exposed, is open as both a showcase of integrated design and a model of integrative learning.

    Our New Home: The Design Building

    The new Design Building, with its structure and mechanical systems purposefully exposed, is open as both a showcase of integrated design and a model of integrative learning.

  • Center for Design Engagement Leads 'Holyoke Visible'

    Residents and community groups in Holyoke are teaming up with the Center for Design Engagement of UMass Amherst to take a long look at – and celebrate – the assets, qualities and characteristics that are present but often go unseen in the city.

    Center for Design Engagement Leads 'Holyoke Visible'

    Residents and community groups in Holyoke are teaming up with the Center for Design Engagement of UMass Amherst to take a long look at – and celebrate – the assets, qualities and characteristics that are present but often go unseen in the city.

News

Design Building Named for John W. Olver

November 06, 2017

We are delighted to share that the Design Building has been named in honor of John W. Olver, former U.S. Congressman (and former UMass Amherst chemistry professor). A ceremony marking the action...

2017 Graduate Programs Open House

September 18, 2017

We invite all those interested in UMass graduate architecture programs to join us Thursday November 16th. The day will provide opportunities to meet informally with faculty and students, preview...

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Why Architecture?

Architecture addresses the impact of the built environment on individuals and the natural world, and the Department of Architecture at UMass Amherst provides an accessible, intellectually rigorous design education that firmly grounds students in the art and science of the built environment. We embrace spirited, socially progressive, and environmentally responsive design. We teach the creative process that will enable students to tackle complex interdisciplinary problems of varying scales.

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