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  • Fall 2021 Lecture Series

    Join us for these exciting lectures this Fall!

    Brian Tibbs  +  Sylvia Lavin  +  Esra Akcan  +  Billie Faircloth  +  Katherine Williams

    Fall 2021 Lecture Series

    Join us for these exciting lectures this Fall!

    Brian Tibbs  +  Sylvia Lavin  +  Esra Akcan  +  Billie Faircloth  +  Katherine Williams

  • 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

Support Student Scholarships

November 22, 2021

UMass Department of Architecture is committed to supporting students in need, whether at the beginning of their academic journey or nearing its close. If you would like to contribute to ensuring...

Retirement Congratulations to Professor Kathleen Lugosch

November 21, 2021

Professor Kathleen Lugosch FAIA retired in May 2020 after 32 years of teaching. We miss the wisdom and enthusiasm that she brought to the everything she did, whether it was a studio, lecture, or a...

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Events

Feb
16

Lecture Series: Elizabeth Whittaker

Olver Design Building Atrium
5:30 pm

Mar
02

Lecture Series: Jeana Ripple

Olver Design Building Atrium
5:30 pm

Mar
23

Lecture Series: Jenny French

Olver Design Building Atrium
5:30 pm

Apr
06

Lecture Series: Greg Minott

Olver Design Building Atrium
5:30 pm

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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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