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.
Join us for these exciting discussions in the Design Building this fall.
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.
Residents and community groups in Holyoke are teaming up with the Center for Design Engagement of UMass Amherst to take a long look at – and celebrate – the assets, qualities and characteristics that are present but often go unseen in the city.
Professor Ray K Mann's Graduate Studio worked with Nipmuk Cultural Preservation, Inc., a non-profit representing the Native Americans historically predominant in our region of New England.
August 16, 2017
Join us for a lecture this fall. All lectures are free and open to the public and are located in the Design Building. Look for specific date, time, and location with each event.
August 09, 2017
The Design Building was featured in this summer’s edition of the UMass Magazine. You can view the article and beautiful images by visiting the following link: Mass Timber
Architecture addresses the impact of the built environment on individuals and the natural world.
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.Read More »