Department specific information pertaining to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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 degrees in Architecture, Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning.
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.
Join us to hear from one of our exiting speakers this spring!
Beatriz Colomina | Eric Bunge | Deborah Morris
Erika Naginski | Tamar Zinguer | Jesse Reiser
DesignIntelligence's annual survey recognizes UMass Architecture's excellent preparation of our graduates for professional work.
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...
April 16, 2020
This summer, for the very first time, we will be offering summer online courses....
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.
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.
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 »