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  • Fall 2021 Lecture Series

    Join us for these exciting lectures this Fall!

    Brian Tibbs  +  Sylvia Lavin  +  Esra Akcan  +  Billie Faircloth  +  Katherine Williams

    Fall 2021 Lecture Series

    Join us for these exciting lectures this Fall!

    Brian Tibbs  +  Sylvia Lavin  +  Esra Akcan  +  Billie Faircloth  +  Katherine Williams

  • 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.

  • UMass Graduate Programs

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

    UMass Graduate Programs

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

  • Inspiring, Sustainable Architecture

    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.

    Inspiring, Sustainable Architecture

    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.

  • #1 Most Hired from School

    DesignIntelligence's annual survey recognizes UMass Architecture's excellent preparation of our graduates for professional work.

    #1 Most Hired from School

    DesignIntelligence's annual survey recognizes UMass Architecture's excellent preparation of our graduates for professional work.

News

Graduate Open House

October 02, 2021

We invite all those interested in UMass Amherst Graduate Architecture Programs to join us for an in-person Open House on November 3 from 11:30am - 4:00pm....

Applying to UMass Architecture? Get to know us!

September 22, 2021

High school and transfer students! Are you interested in learning more about the BS Architecture major at UMass? We are offering multiple opportunities to learn about our programs and ask your...

Fall '21 Lecture Series

August 31, 2021

We are pleased to announce the Fall 2021 Department of Architecture lecture series. The series includes five speakers who represent a broad spectrum of the discipline of architecture. All lectures...

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Events

Sep-Dec
01-17

Standing in Silhouette: The Southwest Dormitories at UMass

Louis and Hilda Greenbaum Gallery, Commonwealth Honors College
(All day)

Oct
26

Undergraduate Virtual Open House

online (Zoom)
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Nov
03

Graduate Programs Open House

Olver Design Building
11:30 am to 4:00 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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