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Carey Clouse

Associate Professor, M.Arch Graduate Program Director

Carey Clouse, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, UMass Amherst

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Carey Clouse (she/her) is an Associate Professor in Architecture and Landscape Architecture. She holds a post-professional degree (SMArchS) in Architecture and Urbanism from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BArch from the University of Oregon. 

Clouse is the recipient of a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship and the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship. Clouse teaches courses that address the overlap between social justice, environmental stewardship, and urbanism. In an effort to bolster interdisciplinary research and learning at UMass, she teaches in both the architecture department and the landscape architecture regional planning department (LARP). In addition to teaching, she is co-partner of Crookedworks, an architecture-design-build firm.

Research Areas

Climate change adaptation, post-crisis design, environment-human relations.



2022        Clouse, Carey. “The Resurgence of Urban Foraging Under COVID-19” Landscape Research. DOI: 10.1080/01426397.2022.2047911 (peer-reviewed)

2021        Clouse, Carey.  Climate-Adaptive Design in High Mountain Villages.  New York: Routledge, 2021.

2020        Nawre, Alpa and Clouse, Carey. “H2O” Journal of Architectural Education. 74:1, p. 2-3. DOI: 10.1080/10464883.2020.1697139 (invited)

2019        Clouse, Carey. “Climate Adaptive Design: Building up Ladakh’s Ice Stupas” Landscape Journal. 2019; 38:1-2, p.25-41. DOI: 10.3368/lj.38.1-2.25 (peer-reviewed)

2018        Clouse, Carey and Zachary Lamb. “The Batture Effect” Landscape Journal. 36: 1, p. 1-13. DOI: 10.3368/lj.36.1.1 (peer-reviewed)

2017        Clouse, Carey. “The Himalayan Ice Stupa: Ladakh’s Climate Adaptive Water Cache” Journal of Architectural Education. 2017; 71:2, p.247-251. DOI: 10.1080/10464883.2017.1340781 (peer-reviewed)

2016     Clouse, Carey; Naomi Anderson and Taylor Shippling. “Ladakh’s Artificial Glaciers: Climate-adaptive design for water harvesting” Climate and Development. 9 (5) 2016. 428-438. DOI: 0.1080/17565529.2016.1167664 (peer-reviewed)

2016     Clouse, Carey. “Frozen Landscapes: Climate-adaptive Design Interventions in Ladakh and Zanskar” Landscape Research, 41 (8) 2016. 821-837. DOI: 10.1080/01426397.2016.1172559 (peer-reviewed)

2014    Clouse, Carey.  Farming Cuba: Urban Agriculture from the Ground Up.  New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2014. 

2014    Clouse, Carey. “Learning from artificial glaciers in the Himalaya: design for climate change through low-tech infrastructural devices” Journal of Landscape Architecture, 9:3, 2014. 6-19. DOI: 10.1080/18626033.2014.968411 (peer-reviewed)

2013    Clouse, Carey and Zachary Lamb.  “Post-Crisis: Embracing Public Service Architecture with Humility” Journal of Architectural Education. 67:2. 2013. 186-194. DOI: 10.1080/10464883.2013.817157 (peer-reviewed)

2013    Clouse, Carey and Zachary Lamb.  “Design|Build and Community Advocacy: Teaching to Broaden the Design Profession” ii: the International Journal of Interior Architecture and Spatial Design. Spring 2013, vol.1. 96-101. (peer reviewed)



Courses Recently Taught


ARCH 301: Design II Sophomore Architecture Studio, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016

ARCH 400: Design III Junior Architecture Studio, Fall 2013, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

ARCH 403: Design V Urban Design Studio, Fall 2012

ARCH 540: Analysis + Representation Digital Skills, Fall 2017

ARCH 597: Design For Climate Change Interdisciplinary, Spring 2017

ARCH 600: Graduate Architecture III Urban Design Studio, Fall 2012

ARCH 601: Graduate Architecture IV Mellon Bridging Studio, Spring 2013

ARCH 670: Research Forum Graduate Research Methods Class, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022



LA 197A: Design and Planning of a Sustainable World Seminar, Fall 2013

LA 297B: Landscape Studio I Park Design, Fall 2012

LA 397A: Landscape Studio III Recreation Design, Fall 2020, 2021

LA 397C: Landscape Studio IV Multifamily Housing Design, Spring 2014, Spring 2017

LA 397D: Studio IV Junior Studio, Spring 2015, Spring 2016

LA 504D: Park Design, Spring 2021, Spring 2022

LA 593E: Restoring Community: Block by Block Mellon Bridging Studio, Spring 2015

LA 601: Recreation Planning & Design Comprehensive Graduate Studio, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

LA 603: Studio VI, Interdisciplinary Graduate Landscape Studio, Fall 2017

LA 605: Studio V, Interdisciplinary Graduate Landscape Studio, Fall 2019



HONORS 391AH: Advanced Commonwealth Honors Seminar, Fall 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2019, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022



ED197A: Design and Planning of a Sustainable World Seminar, Fall 2013

ED 291A: Intro to Environmental Design Lecture, Spring 2013