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LECTURE Victoria Rospond and Lea Cloud, Collective Efforts

WHEN: November 17, 2015 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pmWHERE: Integrative Learning CenterRoom S211, North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MACDR Studio practices what we call collectiveefforts - mining the possibilities to find thebest idea given each set of circumstances.These collectives can take many forms - theway we come together, who participates,and how we create ideas depends on theorigins of the project around which theyare configured. 

Department of Architecture's Tiny House named "5 Coolest Tiny Home in America" by New York Post

In October, our student work was featured in the New York Post as one of the "5 Coolest Tiny Homes in America." http://nypost.com/2015/10/14/tour-5-of-americas-coolest-tiny-homes/  UMass Amherst's Architecture Department, in conjunction with the Yestermorrow Design Build Program, designed and built the tiny house during our inaugural Semester in Sustainable Design|build. The semester program is still going strong, and is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Fall Semester.

Lecture "Why Are We Not Surprised By Everything? Structures and Patterns"

Tuesday November 3 5:30 PM

Integrative Learning Center S211

Sigrid Miller Pollin FAIA

Design Building Celebration

Design Building is Underway


Lecture "Erratic Horizons"

Tuesday October 20 5:30 PM

Integrative Learning Center S211

Beka Sturges


David Dillon Memorial Lecture

"The Perfect $100,000 House" Then and Now
Karrie Jacobs, Lecturer


Open House for Masters Programs

Prospective applicants for Fall 2016 entry to the Master of Architecture (MArch) and Master of Design (MDes) programs are invited to an open house on Friday, October 16th, 2015, beginning at 10 am.


Fall Lecture Series “Women in Design”

Join us for our fall lecture series!

The series includes women with a wide range of specialties in the design fields. The goal of the Women in Design series is to recognize and celebrate the professional and personal accomplishments of women in the field of architecture and design. Speakers have been selected for their interdisciplinary interests.


Holyoke "Arrivals" Art Installation by Faculty Members

The city of Holyoke, Mass. recently unveiled "Arrivals," its newest public art installation. "Arrivals" was designed by Department of Architecture professors Joseph Krupczynski and Caryn Brause and features a 30-foot-long illuminated display about local history.