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UMass Olver Design Building Featured In Wall Street Journal’s “Best Architecture of 2017”

Monday, December 18, 2017

In the Wall Street Journal's December article, "The Best Architecture of 2017: Buildings of Quiet Ambition" architecture critic Julie Iovine highlights four outstanding buildings, all notable for their innovation in the creative and sustainable use of materials. The John W. Olver Design Building at UMass Amherst, designed by Leers Weinzapfel Architects, is included among them.

Research in Northern India

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Assistant Professor Carey Clouse has published a paper in the October issue of Journal of Architectural Education (JAE), a biannual peer-reviewed publication of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) titled, “The Himalayan Ice Stupa: Ladakh's Climate-adaptive Water Cache”.

Women in Architecture Creative Exchange

Friday, December 8, 2017

On behalf of the Department of Architecture, Assistant Professors Caryn Brause and Pari Riahi have received funding from the Women for UMass Fund (WFUM) to support a project entitled, "Women in...

Conference Presentation

Friday, December 8, 2017

In November Assistant Professor Pari Riahi, whose research addresses, "the propagation of digital media and its effect on architectural theory and practice," presented her paper titled "Affective Indices", in The Tools of the Architect Conference in Delft, The Netherlands. 

Park Design Underway

Friday, December 8, 2017

Five College Assistant Professor Naomi Darling has announced the completion of the first part of a multi-phase park design in Old Saybrook, CT. The next phase of the project will include a bocce...

Green Giant

Friday, December 8, 2017

Congratulations to Associate Professor Ajla Aksamija who received a richly deserved 2017 Green Giants Award from United States Green Building Council (USGBC) MA, West Branch. Ajla received the award on December 5, 2017 in the Education category in recognition of her exemplary efforts to bring stellar green building projects to fruition.