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  • Spring 2021 Virtual Lectures

    Join us for these exciting virtual lectures this Spring!

    James Garrett  +  Dina Griffin  +  Gabrielle Bullock  +  Latoya Kamdang

    Spring 2021 Virtual Lectures

    Join us for these exciting virtual lectures this Spring!

    James Garrett  +  Dina Griffin  +  Gabrielle Bullock  +  Latoya Kamdang

  • 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

Spring 2021 Lecture Series Announced

January 21, 2021

This spring's virtual lecture series features four exciting presenters. Lectures begin at 4:00pm EST.  The lectures are free, but registration is required in order to receive the presentation link....

High-Performance Building Facades Workshop

December 21, 2020

Join Associate Professor Dr. Ajla Aksamija in January for a free four-day online workshop on January 6, 8, 13 and 15, geared toward architects, engineers, manufacturers, consultants, and owner’s...

Student Selected for UN Sustainability Course

December 21, 2020

Master of Architecture student Ruoxin Lin is among 30 UMass Amherst students taking part in the UN Global Sustainable Solutions Winter School, a ten-week course focused on ecosystem-based climate...

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Events

Feb
01

First Day of Spring Semester Classes

John W. Olver Design Building
(All day)

Feb
10

James Garret Lecture: Great River Landing

Online (Zoom)
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Mar
17

Dina Griffin Lecture: Design for the Community

Online (Zoom)
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Mar
31

Gabrielle Bullock Lecture

Online (Zoom)
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

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For comprehensive resources and updates regarding the University's response to COVID-19, please visit the UMass Amherst Coronavirus website.

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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