The student body is composed of intelligent, motivated and articulate students of significant diversity. Architecture+Design students consistently demonstrate a high level of energy, participation, and camaraderie. The American Institute of Architecture Studdents (AIAS) and other student organizations are active in the program. Students are prepared for a lifelong process of intellectual exploration, reflection, and development through dedicated faculty, an active campus life, and a supportive professional community.

Student Profiles

Opalia Meade

Opalia Meade is a junior in the UMass Amherst Architecture+Design program. Her curiosity about architecture has been present for a while, but has developed and evolved over the past few years. She began with an interest in business and real estate, but was also interested in the fine arts. She realized, over time, that she might want to actually design buildings (not just sell them) and by the tenth grade realized that architecture was the right path for her.