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Campus Design Guidelines


The guidelines were developed to present the University's preferences and criteria for the design and construction of campus facilities and landscape.

The goal of the design guidelines is to improve the overall aesthetic character and visual unity of the Amherst campus as a whole. They represent the University's commitment for future buildings to create a more cohesive, attractive, productive and sustainable campus environment.

The following guideline documents are available in PDF format:


Green Building Guidelines

Construction Design Guidelines 

Utility Department Standards

UMass Amherst Campus Signage Guidelines

UMass Amherst Campus Landscape Design Standards

UMass Amherst Climate Action Plan

Audio-Visual Program Guidelines

UMass Amherst Room Numbering Guidelines

UMass IT Design Guidelines