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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

New Transfer Application Deadline

July 26, 2021

Students interested in transferring to the Department of Architecture for the spring 2022 semester, please take note that the transfer application deadline is November 5, 2021. Check out our ...

Professor Kathleen Lugosch Retires

July 07, 2021

Professor Kathleen Lugosch, FAIA is retiring after a remarkable 33 years at UMass. She joined the Art (interior design) faculty part-time in 1988 and full-time in 1995. Her dream was to grow the...

Riahi Receives Excellence in Teaching Award

July 07, 2021

Assistant Professor Pari Riahi was honored with a 2021 College Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Humanities and Fine Arts in recognition of her commitment to the art of teaching,...

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Events

Sep
01

First Day of Classes!

Olver Design Building
(All day)

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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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