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  • Fall 2022 Lecture Series

    Join us for the Fall Lecture Series. Free and open to the public.

    10/12 - Mark Lamster

    10/26 - Jonathan Tate

    11/9 - HANNAH

    Fall 2022 Lecture Series

    Join us for the Fall Lecture Series. Free and open to the public.

    10/12 - Mark Lamster

    10/26 - Jonathan Tate

    11/9 - HANNAH

  • 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

Fall 2022 Lecture Series

September 06, 2022

The Department of Architecture is pleased to anounce the Fall 2022 Architecture Lecture Series. In addition to the Multiplicity Symposium, the lecture series includes three speakers representing a...

Architecture's Ray K. Mann Awarded HFA's Outstanding Teaching Award

June 13, 2022

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts is proud to announce its 2022 College Outstanding Teaching Award recipient, Ray Kinoshita Mann, professor in the Department of Architecture....

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...

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Events

Sep-Oct
30-01
Oct
12

Lecture Series: Mark Lamster

Design Building, Rm 170
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Oct
17

Undergraduate Virtual Info Session

online (Zoom)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Oct
23

Undergraduate Fall Visit Day

Design Building Atrium
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

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group of students gathered for Design Building studio presentation

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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