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.
DesignIntelligence's annual survey recognizes UMass Architecture's excellent preparation of our graduates for professional work.
June 13, 2022
The College of Humanities and Fine Arts is proud to announce its 2022 College Outstanding Teaching Award recipient, Ray Kinoshita Mann, professor in the Department of Architecture....
May 04, 2022
Progress continues on the Hygge House, a portable, 350 sq. ft, Net Zero, Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) designed and built by students in a collaborative effort. The semester-long design-build...
May 04, 2022
Congratulations to Cami Quinteros ’22 M.Arch for being chosen as one of Metropolis magazine’s Future 100. Cami joins 43 other architecture students and 56 interior design students who were...
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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 »