UMass Amherst & Brutalism: Origins, Evolution, and Future - Engaging Public Dialogue

University of Massachusetts Amherst

1 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA
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Note: Docomomo US/New England members register at the door.


Join Docomomo US/New England and the University of Massachusetts Amherst's Historic Preservation Program for a tour of a commonly overlooked Post-War campus featuring prominent Modern architecture designs by Kevin Roche, Marcel Breuer, Edward Durell Stone among others. Participants are encouraged to add their voice and express their thoughts on the evolution of the Brutalist structures on campus in an open discussion following the tour. Following the discussion, there will be a public showing of the movie Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect 


Speakers will include Professor Timothy Rohan, Professor Carl Fiocchi, Professor Margaret Vickery, and Docomomo US/New England Co-President David Fixler FAIA FAPT LEED


The tour portion of this event will include 2 LU | HSW credits and the film portion of the event will include a bonus 1.5 LU credits


This event is sponsored by Western Mass AIA and the Five Colleges Architectural Studies Program as part of their 2018 Film Series. The film will be free and open to the public. No registration required. 


All event activities are free to students, UMass Amherst faculty and staff 

Docomomo US/New England members register at the door.

General Tickets for the tour/discussion portion of the event will be sold for $25

All interested are encouraged to attend. Open to the public



campus tour from 1:00 - 3:00 pm

break/refreshments from 3:00 - 3:30 pm

discussion from 3:30 - 4:30 pm

film showing from 4:30 - 6:00 pm


The tour will start at the John W. Olver Design Building located at

551 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01003

Free parking will be available behind the building in the adjacent lot.


Break/refreshments, discussion, and the film showing will also take place in the Design Building atrium/lecture hall following the tour


This event is funded in partnership with the UMass Amherst Architecture Department, UMass Amherst Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Department, and the UMass Amherst History of Art + Architecture Department


Image Courtesy of Richard Longstreth

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University of Massachusetts Amherst


University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA, 01003



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