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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.

  • Graduate Programs

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

    Graduate Programs

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

  • 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.

  • Spring 2018 Lecture Series

    Join us for a lecture this spring. All lectures are free and open to the public. See individual event listings for dates and times.

    Spring 2018 Lecture Series

    Join us for a lecture this spring. All lectures are free and open to the public. See individual event listings for dates and times.

News

Graduate Programs Accepted Students Day

February 22, 2018

We invite students accepted to the UMass graduate architecture programs to join us Tuesday March 20th for our Graduate Programs Accepted Students Day. The day will provide opportunities to learn...

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...

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Events

Feb
27

Spring Lecture: Joyce Hwang

John W. Olver Design Building 170
5:30 pm

Mar
01

Spring Lecture: Mark Jarzombek

John W. Olver Design Building 170
6:00 pm

Mar
06

Spring Lecture: Caroline O’Donnell

John W. Olver Design Building 170
5:30 pm

Mar
20

Spring Lecture: Charles Rose

John W. Olver Design Building 170
5:30 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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