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.
Join us to hear from one of our exiting speakers this spring!
Beatriz Colomina | Eric Bunge | Deborah Morris
Erika Naginski | Tamar Zinguer | Jesse Reiser
DesignIntelligence's annual survey recognizes UMass Architecture's excellent preparation of our graduates for professional work.
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...
November 10, 2019
Assistant Professor of Architecture...
The Design Building Gallery is pleased to present Charting a Course, an installation new works by Allison Cekala. Through photography and video, Charting a Course maps the current state of the Rio...Read More »
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 »