Modernist Architecture Campus Tour: University of Massachusetts Amherst

Lincoln Campus Center Information Desk, UMass Amherst

1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA
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In the generation following the Second World War, the University of Massachusetts Amherst engaged in 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 such as Marcel Breuer, Kevin Roche, and Edward Durrell Stone, who remade the campus in a distinct Brutalist style.

The walking tour will start in the lobby of the Lincoln Campus Center (Marcel Breuer, 1970) and will walk on the campus grounds, viewing buildings such as Randolph W. Bromery Center for the Arts (Kevin Roche, 1973), 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 will be led by Timothy M. Rohan, Associate Professor, History of Art and Architecture Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst and is hosted by Docomomo US/New England.

Free and open to the public, no advance registration required

Visitor parking is available at the Campus Center Parking Garage; the rate is $1.75/hr. and it is open 24/7.

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