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  • Fall 2020 Virtual Lectures & Exactitude Symposium

    Join us for these exciting virtual lectures this fall!

    Lee Bey  +  Billie Tsien  +  Alberto Perez-Gomez  +  Farshid Moussavi   +   Exactitude 2020 Symposium

    Fall 2020 Virtual Lectures & Exactitude Symposium

    Join us for these exciting virtual lectures this fall!

    Lee Bey  +  Billie Tsien  +  Alberto Perez-Gomez  +  Farshid Moussavi   +   Exactitude 2020 Symposium

  • 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

Fall Open Houses for Prospective Students

September 25, 2020

Save the date for our Fall 2020 Virtual Open House Events!...

UMass Architecture Announces Fall 2020 Speakers and Symposium

August 09, 2020

The UMass Amherst Department of Architecture lecture series moves online this fall. Writer, photographer, professor, and Chicago Sun-Times editorial board member Lee Bey joins us for the annual...

Design Building Honored with COTE Top Ten Award

July 31, 2020

Congratulations to Leers Weinzapfel Associates, which has been recognized with a 2020 COTE® Top Ten Award for their design of the John W. Olver Design Building. The COTE® Top Ten is the industry’s...

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Events

Nov
04

Graduate Programs Open House

online (Zoom)
11:30 am to 5:30 pm

Nov
04
Nov
11

Fun@4 - Architecture Trivia

on Zoom
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Nov
18

Fun@4 - Book Club

on Zoom
4:00 pm to 5:00 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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