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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.

  • Studio Designs for Nipmuk Tribe

    Professor Ray K Mann's Graduate Studio worked with Nipmuk Cultural Preservation, Inc., a non-profit representing the Native Americans historically predominant in our region of New England.

    Studio Designs for Nipmuk Tribe

    Professor Ray K Mann's Graduate Studio worked with Nipmuk Cultural Preservation, Inc., a non-profit representing the Native Americans historically predominant in our region of New England.

  • Philosophy of Architecture visits Glass House

    Professor Max Page's Philosophy of Architecture class visits Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut.

    Philosophy of Architecture visits Glass House

    Professor Max Page's Philosophy of Architecture class visits Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut.

  • Our New Home: The Design Building

    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.

    Our New Home: The Design Building

    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.

  • Center for Design Engagement Leads 'Holyoke Visible'

    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.

    Center for Design Engagement Leads 'Holyoke Visible'

    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.

News

UMass Olver Design Building Featured In Wall Street Journal’s “Best Architecture of 2017”

December 18, 2017

In the Wall Street Journal's December article, "The Best Architecture of 2017: Buildings of Quiet Ambition" architecture critic Julie Iovine highlights four outstanding buildings, all notable for...

Women in Architecture Creative Exchange

December 08, 2017

On behalf of the Department of Architecture, Assistant Professors Caryn Brause and Pari Riahi have received funding from the Women for UMass Fund (WFUM) to support a project entitled, "Women in...

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Events

Jan
26

Re-Drawn Opening Reception

NYPOP, 508 W. 26th St. #314, New York, NY
6:00 pm

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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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