NEWS & EVENTS
NEWS & EVENTS

NEWS & EVENTS

Campus Planning maintains an active campus green building tours program, and supports the campus broadly through a variety of other events and activities. Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and WordPress to stay updated with the latest news and events!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS


“Illuminating Brutalism: A Projection Art and Music Experience”

Where: Bromery Center for the Arts South Plaza, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 151 Presidents Drive, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

When: Saturday, October 29th, 7:00-­8:00 PM (October 30th Alternative Date In Case of Inclement Weather)

In conjunction with University of Massachusetts Amherst’s 2022 Homecoming Weekend, UMassBRUT is partnering with the Bromery Center for the Arts on a large public event centered around projecting artwork onto the building's south facade. The event will present an animated light show projected onto the Fine Arts Bridge of the Bromery Center (and on south partial walls of the auditoria) at a large scale. We anticipate large crowds from both the UMass and Amherst community gathering in the southern plaza in front of the bridge to enjoy the projection art and musical accompaniment. The event will take place on Saturday, October 29th from 7:00–8:00 PM (or, in case of inclement weather, at the same time the following day).

Noted artist and UMass Dartmouth Professor, Mark Millstein, is overseeing both the development of the art and the projection itself. Mark is an experienced projection artist who developed a special projection on the buildings of UMass Dartmouth for our UMass BRUT symposium last fall.

The overall goal of the projection mapping event is to raise awareness of and appreciation for the Brutalist buildings on our UMass campuses. Such projections would be designed to emphasize the bold forms and dramatic shadows of the Bromery Center for the art and highlight its powerful, expressive architecture.  The project is part of a multi-year campaign by UMass BRUT, a UMass Amherst and UMass Dartmouth collaborative advocacy group dedicated to celebrating, preserving, and reimagining our Brutalist architecture.

 

PAST EVENTS


 

Green Building Tour October 2019

GREEN BUILDING TOUR
Friday, 10//18//2019 ~ 3:00-4:30pm ~ Meet out Harvest Market in the Lincoln Campus Center Concourse

Join us for a guided tour of featured green buildings on campus including ISOM Innvation Hub, John W. Olver Design BuildingIntegrative Learning CenterOld ChapelSouth College, and Champions CenterLudmilla Pavlova, Senior Campus Planner, will lead a walking tour on Friday, Ocotober 18th from 3:00-4:30pm.

The event is free and open to the public.

 

Talking Truth Series Green Building Tour

TALKING TRUTH SERIES GREEN BUILDING TOUR
April//2019 

Join us for a guided tour of featured green buildings on campus!

The event is free and open to the public; sponsored by Talking Truth: Finding Your Voice Around the Climate Crisis, a collaboration of UMass students, librarians, faculty, and staff.  More details soon.

 

Talking Truth Series Green Building Tour

GREEN BUILDING TOUR
Thursday, 9//2018 ~ 4:00-5:30pm ~ Meet at Du Bois Library

Join us for a guided tour of featured green buildings on campus including Old ChapelSouth CollegeIntegrative Learning Center,  John W. Olver Design Building, and Crotty HallLudmilla Pavlova, Senior Campus Planner, will lead a walking tour on Thursday, September 20th from 4:00-5:30pm.

The event is free and open to the public; sponsored by Talking Truth: Finding Your Voice Around the Climate Crisis, a collaboration of UMass students, librarians, faculty, and staff.

For more information about the Talking Truth series, visit https://blogs.umass.edu/talkingtruth/.

Talking Truth Series - Green Building Tour

TALKING TRUTH SERIES GREEN BUILDING TOUR
Thursday, 4/5/2018 ~ 4:00-5:30pm ~ Meet at W.E.B. Du Bois Library lobby

Learn all about our new green buildings at UMass! Ludmilla Pavlova, Senior Campus Planner, will lead a walking tour. Free and open to the public.

For more information about the Talking Truth series, visit https://blogs.umass.edu/talkingtruth/.

 

Zero Energy Buildings Tour

ZERO ENERGY BUILDINGS TOUR

Saturday, 6/9/2018 ~ 9:00am-3:00pm ~ Crotty Hall

Join us Saturday, June 9th from 9:00am-3:00pm for a Zero Energy Buildings Tour sponsored by Amherst Mothers Out FrontClimate Action Now, and Sustaining Amherst.

The event is free and open to the public. 

 

John W. Olver Design Building (ODB)_East Exterior Perspective

MASSACHUSETTS CLIMATE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Wednesday, 4/18/2018 ~ 10:00am-3:30pm ~ John W. Olver Design Building

As part of the campus’ Earth Day observances, the UMass School of Earth and Sustainability (SES) and Chancellor’s Sustainability Advisory Committee (CSAC) are hosting the Massachusetts Climate Leadership Summit and welcome all community members to attend.

This event provides a space for the community to talk about climate change, how it will affect us, and ways we can proactively respond to this challenge.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Hon. Stanley Rosenberg, ’77, state senator
David Lubin, ’72 political science, sustainability strategist
Carl Spector, commissioner of the environment, City of Boston
Angela Burnett, Climate Change Office for the British Virgin Islands and author of The Irma Diaries
Katie Theoharides, assistant secretary of climate change, MA EOEEA
Ambarish Karmalkar of the Northeast Climate Science Center and UMass SES/Department of Geosciences

Join us at the Olver Design Building to share your perspective on how we can make our community more resilient and sustainable.

 

Talking Truth Series Green Building Tour

TALKING TRUTH SERIES GREEN BUILDING TOUR
Thursday, 4/5/2018 ~ 4:00-5:30pm ~ Meet at Crotty Hall

Get the inside stories on Crotty Hall, John W. Olver Design Building, Integrative Learning Center, and brand new South College addition! Ludmilla Pavlova, Senior Campus Planner, will lead a walking tour on Thursday, April 5th from 4:00-5:30pm.

The event is free and open to the public; sponsored by Talking Truth: Finding Your Voice Around the Climate Crisis, a collaboration of UMass students, librarians, faculty, and staff.

For more information about the Talking Truth series, visit https://blogs.umass.edu/talkingtruth/.

 

NEWS


Leers Weinzapfel Associates’ UMass Amherst building mixes mass timber and copper-anodized aluminum
Archpaper.com - 8/06/2020

There’s a Lot Coming to the Flagship Campus / Richard A. Yeager – University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Blueprint Magazine - 10/9/2019

‘ZooMass’ No More. Is Turning UMass Amherst Into an Elite University What the State Needs?
Boston Globe Magazine - 1/8/2019