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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 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.


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

Nawre, Alpa and Clouse, Carey. “H2O” Journal of Architectural Education. 2019; 74:1, p. 2-3. DOI: 10.1080/10464883.2020.1697139 

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

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

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


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


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


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


Clouse, Carey. “Reimagining the Commons: city gardens and urban greenspace in Havana, Cuba” JaminiInternationalArts Quarterly. Dhaka: ICE Media Ltd. 2014. 7-13. 


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


“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.

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 497A: Sustainable Building Systems Building and Construction Methods, Fall 2011

ARCH 497B: Sustainable Design Seminar, Fall 2011

ARCH 497C: Design and Communications Architecture Studio I Design|Build Studio, Fall 2011

ARCH 497D: Design and Communications Architecture Studio II Design|Build Studio, Fall 2011

ARCH 497V: History of Vermont Architecture Seminar, Fall 2011

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




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

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

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

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



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

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