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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.

  • 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.

  • Spring 2020 Lecture Series

    Join us to hear from one of our exiting speakers this spring! 

    Beatriz Colomina  |  Eric Bunge  |  Deborah Morris

    Erika Naginski  |  Tamar Zinguer  |  Jesse Reiser

    Spring 2020 Lecture Series

    Join us to hear from one of our exiting speakers this spring! 

    Beatriz Colomina  |  Eric Bunge  |  Deborah Morris

    Erika Naginski  |  Tamar Zinguer  |  Jesse Reiser

  • #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

2020 Design-Build Practicum: The HyggeHaus

February 12, 2020

Student sketch of micro-house design...

Spring 2020 Lecture Series Announced

January 20, 2020

The Department of Architecture at UMass is delighted to present our Spring 2020 Lecture Series. The six lectures feature world-class architects and designers who will speak about their design...

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Events

Mar
04

Spring Lecture: Deborah Morris

John W. Olver Design Building, Room 170
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Mar
11

Spring Lecture: Erika Naginski

John W. Olver Design Building, Room 170
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Mar
25

Spring Lecture: Tamar Zinguer

John W. Olver Design Building, Room 170
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Apr
15

Spring Lecture: Jesse Reiser

John W. Olver Design Building, Room 170
5:30 pm to 7:00 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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