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.
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.
Residents and community groups in Holyoke are teaming up this month 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.
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.
May 15, 2017
We are wrapping up another wonderful year in the Architecture Department. And what a year it has been! We moved into our new home in the Design Building, just across the street from the Fine Arts...
March 01, 2017
We knew it would be a big change and we knew it was going to be great. But when we moved the Architecture Department across the street from the Fine Arts Center to the new Design Building this past...
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Architecture addresses the impact of the built environment on individuals and the natural world.
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.Read More »