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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.

  • Graduate Programs Open House

    Join us on November 14th for our Graduate Open House to learn about Master of Architecture, Master of Design/Historic Preservation, and dual degree programs with Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning.

    Graduate Programs Open House

    Join us on November 14th for our Graduate Open House to learn about Master of Architecture, Master of Design/Historic Preservation, and dual degree programs with Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning.

  • The Design Building: "Best Architecture of 2017"

    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.

    The Design Building: "Best Architecture of 2017"

    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.

  • Fall 2018 Lecture Series

    Join us for a free evening lecture this fall. We have a great line up of exciting speakers.

    Fall 2018 Lecture Series

    Join us for a free evening lecture this fall. We have a great line up of exciting speakers.

News

Graduate Programs Open House

October 06, 2018

We invite all those interested in UMass graduate architecture programs to join us Wednesday November 14th. The day will provide opportunities to meet informally with faculty and students, tour our...

Opportunities For High School Students To Learn About UMass Architecture

August 23, 2018

Are you a high school student curious about Architecture programs at UMass?  This fall there are a number of opportunities to learn about UMass and the Department of Architecture!...

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Events

Oct
16-16

Fall Lecture: Cynthia Davidson (David Dillon Memorial Lecture)

John W. Olver Design Building 170
5:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Oct
20-20
Oct
30-30

Fall Lecture: Amy Kulper

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

Nov
08-08

Fall Lecture: Zenovia Toloudi

John W. Olver Design Building 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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