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.
Residents and community groups in Holyoke are teaming up with the Center for Design Engagement of UMass Amherst to take a long look at – and celebrate – the assets, qualities and characteristics that are present but often go unseen in the city.
Join us for a lecture this spring. All lectures are free and open to the public. See individual event listings for dates and times.
April 18, 2018
Five architecture undergraduate seniors (Noa Barak, Raabe Rocha, Michael Caine, Anna Arscott, and Maxwell Zaleski) had the privilege of attending the first American Institute of Architecture...
March 26, 2018
In fall of 2017 Professor Sigrid Miller Pollin's graduate Design Studio V embarked on a study of the historic Clark Hall on the UMass Amherst campus. These projects were designed by a small group...
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 »