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Kathleen Lugosch

Professor Emerita

Professor  Emerita Kathleen Lugosch, FAIA, M.Arch., is a licensed architect and the principal of Kathleen Lugosch Architect, an award winning architecture and design firm based in Amherst, Massachusetts.  Professor Lugosch has completed numerous projects, both public and private, new construction & renovation. She has extensive experience working with communities and individual clients bringing together concerns of environment, social issues and design integrity.

Recent professional work has focused on issues of the home ranging from custom residential design to affordable housing. As a professional and as university faculty, Lugosch focuses on the connection of building and site, interior and exterior, space and form, the use and detail of materials, the integration of natural and artificial light.

Professor Lugosch graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1983, with a Master of Architecture.


  • Porcelain Forest: Exhibited:
    • APE Gallery, Northampton
    • NYPOP, NYC
    • Design Building Gallery, UMass Amherst
  • small lots / BIG IDEAS Competition Northampton, MA
  • Habitat for Humanity, student workshop, designing a program for living
  • NESEA SDC Holyoke Competition - winning student submission
  • Center for Design Engagement Project: Henry Street Net Zero Work Force Housing
  • Smart Growth International Competition – winning student submission
  • Zube Lecture: In Situ-The Integration of Architecture and Site
  • Greening the Valley: University Gallery Exhibit

Awards and Accolades

  • Elected to American Institute of Architects College of Fellows (FAIA)
  • Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Research and Creativity
  • UMass Alumni Distinguished Faculty Award
  • Women in Design Award of Excellence
  • University of Massachusetts Graduate Mentor Award
  • US Green Building ‘Green Giant Award

Courses Recently Taught

  • Graduate Design Studio 3: Collaborative studio integrating architecture and landscape architecture
  • Thesis Director: Individual mentoring of graduating thesis students