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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.

  • The Design Building: Inspiring, Sustainable Architecture

    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.

    The Design Building: Inspiring, Sustainable Architecture

    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.

  • Learn about our Graduate Programs

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

    Learn about our Graduate Programs

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

  • Fall 2019 Lecture Series

    Join us to hear from one of our exiting speakers this fall:  Tom Chung + Lauren Stimson  |  Annabelle Selldorf  |  Kate Holliday  |  Ada Tolla + Guiseppe Lignano  |  Nikole Bouchard

    Fall 2019 Lecture Series

    Join us to hear from one of our exiting speakers this fall:  Tom Chung + Lauren Stimson  |  Annabelle Selldorf  |  Kate Holliday  |  Ada Tolla + Guiseppe Lignano  |  Nikole Bouchard

News

Learn About UMass Architecture Progams

September 20, 2019

Curious about our BS in Architecture and Masters degree programs?  We encourage you to visit us at one our upcoming events for prospective Graduate and Undergraduate students!...

Fall Lecture Series Announced

July 08, 2019

The UMass Department of Architecture presents a stellar line up of speakers for our Fall 2019 Lecture Series.  The series kicks off on September 10th with Tom Chung, architect at Leers Weinzapfel...

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Events

Sep
24

Fall Lecture Series: Annabelle Selldorf

John W. Olver Design Building, Room 170
5:30 pm

Sep
28

BSA Architecture College Fair - in Boston

BSA Space, Boston, MA
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Oct
01

Fall Lecture Series: Faculty Research Symposium

John W. Olver Design Building, Room 170
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Oct
22

Fall Lecture Series: Kate Holliday

John W. Olver Design Building, Room 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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