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  • Spring 2022 Lecture Series

    Join us for these exciting lectures this Spring

    Elizabeth Whittaker + Jeana Ripple + Jenny French + Greg Minott + Ana Miljacki

    Spring 2022 Lecture Series

    Join us for these exciting lectures this Spring

    Elizabeth Whittaker + Jeana Ripple + Jenny French + Greg Minott + Ana Miljacki

  • Architecture at UMass

    The Department of Architecture provides an accessible, intellectually rigorous design education that firmly grounds students in the art and science of the built environment. The interdisciplinary, collaborative department embraces spirited, socially progressive, and environmentally responsive design.

    Architecture at UMass

    The Department of Architecture provides an accessible, intellectually rigorous design education that firmly grounds students in the art and science of the built environment. The interdisciplinary, collaborative department embraces spirited, socially progressive, and environmentally responsive design.

  • UMass Graduate Programs

    Learn more about our graduate degrees in Architecture, Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning.

    UMass Graduate Programs

    Learn more about our graduate degrees in Architecture, Historic Preservation, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning.

  • Inspiring, Sustainable Architecture

    The John W. Olver Design Building, with its timber frame structure and mechanical systems purposefully exposed, is open as both a showcase of integrated design and a model of integrative learning.

    Inspiring, Sustainable Architecture

    The John W. Olver Design Building, with its timber frame structure and mechanical systems purposefully exposed, is open as both a showcase of integrated design and a model of integrative learning.

  • #1 Most Hired from School

    DesignIntelligence's annual survey recognizes UMass Architecture's excellent preparation of our graduates for professional work.

    #1 Most Hired from School

    DesignIntelligence's annual survey recognizes UMass Architecture's excellent preparation of our graduates for professional work.

News

Hygge House Progress

May 04, 2022

Progress continues on the Hygge House, a portable, 350 sq. ft, Net Zero, Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) designed and built by students in a collaborative effort. The semester-long design-build...

Future 100

May 04, 2022

Congratulations to Cami Quinteros ’22 M.Arch for being chosen as one of Metropolis magazine’s Future 100.  Cami joins 43 other architecture students and 56 interior design students who were...

Brause Wins Research Award

February 20, 2022

Associate Professor Caryn Brause has received a 2022 Architecture Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) Research Incentive Award to enhance her research and creative activities. Her proposal, “Spatial...

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Why Architecture?

Architecture addresses the impact of the built environment on individuals and the natural world, and the Department of Architecture at UMass Amherst provides an accessible, intellectually rigorous design education that firmly grounds students in the art and science of the built environment. We embrace spirited, socially progressive, and environmentally responsive design. We teach the creative process that will enable students to tackle complex interdisciplinary problems of varying scales.

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