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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.

  • Fall Lecture Series 2017



    Join us for these exciting discussions in the Design Building this fall.

    Fall Lecture Series 2017



    Join us for these exciting discussions in the Design Building this fall.

  • 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.

  • 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.

News

Fall 2017 Lecture Series

August 16, 2017

Join us for a lecture this fall. All lectures are free and open to the public and are located in the Design Building.  Look for specific date, time, and location with each event.

Design Building Featured in UMass Magazine

August 09, 2017

The Design Building was featured in this summer’s edition of the UMass Magazine. You can view the article and beautiful images by visiting the following link: Mass Timber

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Events

Aug-Sep
29-01

Graduate Student Orientation

Location not set
9:30 am

Sep
06

Welcome Back Pizza Party

Design Building Atrium
4:00 pm

Sep
11

Fall Lecture: Patrick Tighe

Design Building 170
5:30 pm

Oct
03

Fall Lecture: Maryann Thompson

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.

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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