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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.

  • The Design Building: Inspiring, Sustainable Architecture

    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.

    The Design Building: Inspiring, Sustainable Architecture

    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.

  • Learn about our Graduate Programs

    Learn more about our graduate degree programs in Architecture, Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning.

    Learn about our Graduate Programs

    Learn more about our graduate degree programs in Architecture, Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning.

  • Spring 2019 Lecture Series

    Join us to hear from one of our exiting speakers this spring:  Perry Kulper  |  Luciana Rocha Feres  |  Mónica Ponce de León  |  Tai Soo Kim  |  Paul Pfeiffer  |  Aaron Forest & Yasmin Vobis  |  Antoine Picon

    Spring 2019 Lecture Series

    Join us to hear from one of our exiting speakers this spring:  Perry Kulper  |  Luciana Rocha Feres  |  Mónica Ponce de León  |  Tai Soo Kim  |  Paul Pfeiffer  |  Aaron Forest & Yasmin Vobis  |  Antoine Picon

News

Graduate Programs Accepted Students Day Schedule Announced

March 01, 2019

On Tuesday March 26th the UMass Department of Architecture will host Accepted Students Day for students accepted to our graduate architecture programs. The day will provide opportunities to learn...

John W. Olver Design Building Earns LEED Gold Certification

December 18, 2018

The John W. Olver Design Building, a showcase for best practices in sustainability and state-of-the-art wood construction technology, has been awarded LEED Gold certification....

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Events

Mar-Apr
18-12

FORMATS

Design Building Gallery, John W Olver Design Building 551 North Pleasant Street
(All day)

Mar
26

Graduate Programs Accepted Students Day

John W. Olver Design Building
12:00 pm

Mar
26

Spring Lecture: Aaron Forrest & Yasmin Vobis

John W. Olver Design Building, Room 170
5:30 pm

Apr
01-02

Art + Math = Symposium + Concert

John W. Olver Design Building
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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Exhibitions

FORMATS

March 18 - April 12, 2019

Lecture: Tuesday March 26th at 5:30pm Design Building 170...

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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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