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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

Presenting Our Spring Lecture Series

January 27, 2019

The Department of Architecture is pleased to announce the Spring 2019 Lecture Series. ...

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

Feb-Mar
04-08

Datum Drawing

Design Building 170
(All day)

Feb
26

Spring Lecture: Mónica Ponce de León

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

Mar
05

Spring Lecture: Tai Soo Kim

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

Mar
21

Spring Lecture: Paul Pfeiffer

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

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Exhibitions

Datum Drawing

February 4 - March 8, 2019

Gallery Talk: with Aaron Collier, Derek Lerner, and Tiffany Lin, Tuesday, February 5th at 11:45 am...

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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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