The John W. Olver Design Building at UMass Amherst has received quite a bit of media attention and received several awards. The following is a listing of what has been written and posted about it.

Press Review

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  • 2023 AIA Architecture Award, American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • 2020 AIA COTE Top Ten Award, American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • 2019 Merit Award, AIA New England
  • 2019 Honorable Mention, DNA Design Awards Paris
  • 2018 SCUP Merit Award for Excellence in Landscape Architecture – General Design, Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
  • 2018 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards, ACEC
  • 2018 Wood Design Awards Jury’s Choice for Wood Innovation, WoodWorks
  • 2018 Sustainable Design Honor Award, Boston Society of Architects
  • 2018 Interiors Award, Boston Society of Architects
  • 2018 American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum
  • 2018 Green Good Design Award, Chicago Athenaeum
  • 2018 Sustainable Buildings Award, World Architecture News
  • 2018 Magazine Award, Wood Design & Buildings
  • 2018 Finalist, The Plan Award
  • 2017 Building of the Year, world-architects
  • 2017 Best Architecture of 2017, Wall Street Journal
  • 2017 Most Innovative Project Award (less than $100 million), Architectural Engineering Institute
  • 2017 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award (New Buildings $20 to $100 Million), National Council of Structural Engineering Associations
  • 2017 Awards of Merit for Structural Systems Design and Architectural Engineering Integration, Architectural Engineering Institute
  • 2017 Award of Merit, Higher Education/Research Category, ENR New England
  • 2017 Wood Award Finalist, World Architecture News
  • 2017 Honor Award, Boston Society of Architects