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Kathleen Lugosch


Design Building Room 224

Professor Kathleen Lugosch, FAIA, M.Arch., Master of Architecture Graduate Program Director, is a licensed architect and the principal of Kathleen Lugosch Architect, an award winning architecture and design firm based in Amherst, Massachusetts. She has recently received the Boston Society of Architects Women in Design Award of Excellence. Lugosch has completed numerous projects, both public and private, new construction & renovation. She has extensive experience working with communities and individual clients bringing together concerns of environment, social issues and design integrity. Recent professional work has focused on issues of the home ranging from customs residential design to affordable housing. As a professional and as university faculty, Lugosch focuses on the flow and connection of interior and exterior space and form, the use and detailing of materials, the integration of natural and artificial light. Lugosch graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1983, with a Master of Architecture. 


  • small lots / BIG IDEAS Competition Northampton 2103
  • Habitat for Humanity, student workshop 2013
  • NESEA SDC Holyoke Competition 2013 - winning student submission
  • CDE Project: Henry Street Net Zero Work Force Housing 2011
  • Smart Growth International Competition 2010 – winning student submission
  • Zube Lecture: In situ_The Integration of Architecture and Site 2010
  • Greening the Valley: University Gallery Exhibit, 2010

Courses Recently Taught

  • Graduate Design Studio 3: Collaborative studio integrating architecture and landscape architecture
  • Thesis Director: Individual mentoring of graduating thesis students