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.
Learn more about our graduate degree programs in Architecture, Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning.
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.
We look forward to seeing you for an afternoon of engaging presentations by our faculty members about their research interests. Free and open to the public.
Join us for a free evening lecture this fall. We have a great line up of exciting speakers.
August 23, 2018
Are you a high school student curious about Architecture programs at UMass? This fall there are a number of opportunities to learn about UMass and the Department of Architecture!...
August 03, 2018
We look forward to having you join us for this fall's UMass Department of Architecture Lecture Series. We are excited to feature seven dynamic and diverse speakers. All lectures are free and open...
Design Building Gallery
BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
John W. Olver Design Building 170
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The disjointed body of the Parisian suburbs separated from the well-defined city by the concentric Boulevard Périphérique, presents a fairly unique case for the lack of viable public and open spaces that can serve the large population residing in the peripheral zone of the large metropolis.Read More »
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.More about the Major »