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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.

  • 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.

  • Spring Lecture Series



    Join us for an exciting array of speakers this spring. Tuesdays at 5:30pm in Design Building 170 unless otherwise noted.

    Spring Lecture Series



    Join us for an exciting array of speakers this spring. Tuesdays at 5:30pm in Design Building 170 unless otherwise noted.

  • Center for Design Engagement Leads 'Holyoke Visible'



    Residents and community groups in Holyoke are teaming up this month 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 this month 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.

Come On In!

March 01, 2017

We knew it would be a big change and we knew it was going to be great. But when we moved the Architecture Department across the street from the Fine Arts Center to the new Design Building this past...

New Design Building Completed

January 26, 2017

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....

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Why Architecture?

Architecture addresses the impact of the built environment on individuals and the natural world.

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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