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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.

  • Fall 2018 Lecture Series

    Join us for a free evening lecture this fall. We have a great line up of exciting speakers.

    Fall 2018 Lecture Series

    Join us for a free evening lecture this fall. We have a great line up of exciting speakers.

News

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....

UMass Architecture on Instagram

November 15, 2018

Follow UMass Architecture on Instagram to stay up on our events and what's happening in the studios!  Find us and say hi: @umassarchitecture. 

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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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