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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and FAQ

    Department specific information pertaining to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and FAQ

    Department specific information pertaining to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • 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.

  • UMass Graduate Programs

    Learn more about our graduate degrees in Architecture, Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning.

    UMass Graduate Programs

    Learn more about our graduate degrees in Architecture, Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning.

  • Inspiring, Sustainable Architecture

    The John W. Olver Design Building, with its timber frame structure and mechanical systems purposefully exposed, is open as both a showcase of integrated design and a model of integrative learning.

    Inspiring, Sustainable Architecture

    The John W. Olver Design Building, with its timber frame structure and mechanical systems purposefully exposed, is open as both a showcase of integrated design and a model of integrative learning.

  • Spring 2020 Lecture Series

    Join us to hear from one of our exiting speakers this spring! 

    Beatriz Colomina  |  Eric Bunge  |  Deborah Morris

    Erika Naginski  |  Tamar Zinguer  |  Jesse Reiser

    Spring 2020 Lecture Series

    Join us to hear from one of our exiting speakers this spring! 

    Beatriz Colomina  |  Eric Bunge  |  Deborah Morris

    Erika Naginski  |  Tamar Zinguer  |  Jesse Reiser

  • #1 Most Hired from School

    DesignIntelligence's annual survey recognizes UMass Architecture's excellent preparation of our graduates for professional work.

    #1 Most Hired from School

    DesignIntelligence's annual survey recognizes UMass Architecture's excellent preparation of our graduates for professional work.

News

Congratulations Class of 2020!

May 13, 2020

We are proud to celebrate the graduation of our 32 BS in Architecture and 12 Master of Architecture students!  This year, because of coronavirus, we weren't able to honor them in person, as we...

Online Summer Courses Offered

April 16, 2020

This summer, for the very first time, we will be offering summer online courses....

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Coronavirus Response

Stay Up to Date on the UMass Amherst Response to Coronavirus

University Relations is collaborating with partners across campus to gather and share the latest news and resources on UMass Amherst’s response to the coronavirus.

For comprehensive resources and timely updates throughout the day, visit www.umass.edu/coronavirus, which includes dedicated sections focusing on employees, students, teaching and research, health resources and travel.

 

 

Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.


Until further notice, all live events scheduled to to take place on campus are canceled.

Some events have been rescheduled or moved to virtual formats; please see the event details for further information.

For more resources and updates, please see the UMass Amherst Coronavirus website.

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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