Campus Tour: UMass Amherst’s Remarkable Brutalist Heritage

Lincoln Campus Center Information Desk

1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA
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After World War II, the University of Massachusetts Amherst embarked upon one of the most ambitious academic building programs in the United States. Following a 1963 master plan by renowned landscape architect, Hideo Sasaki, UMass Amherst employed some of the most distinguished architects of the time, among them Marcel Breuer, Kevin Roche, and Edward Durell Stone. The tour will investigate their distinctive Brutalist buildings and how they are now being reimagined after serving generations of students well.

The walking tour will meet in the lobby of the Lincoln Campus Center (Marcel Breuer, 1970) and will traverse the campus grounds, viewing buildings such as the Randolph W. Bromery Center for the Arts (Kevin Roche, 1973) and its newly renovated Arts Bridge, Herter Hall (Coletti Borthers, 1968), Whitmore Hall (Campbell & Aldrich, 1967), Tobin Hall (Coletti Borthers, 1972), and the iconic W.E.B. DuBois Library (Edward Durell Stone, 1972).

This tour is organized by UMassBRUT and will be led by Timothy M. Rohan, Chair and Associate Professor, History of Art and Architecture Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst with assistance from Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Senior Campus Planner.

Free and open to the public, no advance registration required. 
Meet at the Lincoln Campus Center Information Desk

This event is part of Docomomo US Tour Day 2023.

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