FIVE COLLEGE ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES

FIVE COLLEGE ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES

Events + Programming

The FCAS program brings together events taking place at all Five College campuses. Upcoming events are listed below.

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Past Events

On Architecture + Design Exhibition 2021

Presenting the work of 2021 graduates exploring architecture and design.

May 4, 2021 10:30 AM
Hampshire College Art Gallery

On Architecture + Design Exhibition

Presenting the work of fall ‘19 graduates exploring architecture and design.

December 11, 2019 2:07 PM
Hampshire College Art Gallery

Lecture: Antoine Picon

April 4, 2019 5:30 PM
UMass Design Building // Room 170

Lecture: Aaron Forest & Yasmin Vobis

March 26, 2019 5:30 PM
UMass Design Building // Room 170

Lecture: Paul Pfeiffer

March 21, 2019 5:30 PM
UMass Design Building // Room 170

Lecture: Tai Soo Kim

March 5, 2019 5:30 PM
UMass Design Building // Room 170

Lecture: Monica Ponce De Leon

February 26, 2019 5:30 PM
UMass Design Building // Room 170

Lecture: Luciana Rocha Feres

February 12, 2019 5:30 PM
UMass Design Building // Room 170

Lecture: Perry Kulper

February 5, 2019 5:30 PM
UMass Design Building // Room 170

UMass Amherst & Brutalism: Origins, Evolution, and Future

Docomomo US and UMass Amherst's Historic Preservation Program present a tour of a Post-War campus, open discussion on the evolution of Brutalist structures, and public showing of the movie Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect

October 20, 2018 1:00 PM
UMass Amherst

Lecture: Zenovia Toloudi

November 8, 2018 5:30 PM
UMass Design Building // Room 170

Lecture: Amy Kulper

October 30, 2018 5:30 PM
UMass Design Building // Room 170

FC Architecture Through Film: Microtopia

Microtopia presents dreams of life in small, mobile or temporary spaces. How much space, stuff and comfort do we really need?

October 24, 2018 6:30 PM
117 Fayerweather, Amherst College

FC Architecture Through Film: Kevin Roche

As part of the DOCOMOMO Program (beginning at 1 PM) The film looks at the 70 year career of Pritzker Prize winning Irish-American architect Kevin Roche.

October 20, 2018 4:30 PM
Design Building Atrium UMass Amherst Campus

Lecture: Cynthia Davidson

David Dillon Memorial Lecture

October 16, 2018 5:30 PM
UMass Design Building // Room 170

FC Architecture Through Film: Concrete Love

Gottfried Böhm is widely regarded as Germany's preeminent architect.Concrete Love, Architecture of the Böhm Family, paints an intimate portrait of the complexity and inseparability of life, love and art.

October 10, 2018 6:30 PM
117 Fayerweather, Amherst College

FC Architecture Through Film

Each semester the Five College Architecture program joins up with the Western MA AIA to present films that relate to various topics in architecture.

October 10, 2018 6:30 PM
117 Fayerweather, Amherst College

Lecture: Stephen Fan

October 2, 2018 5:30 PM
UMass Design Building // Room 170

Lecture: Jana Kristina Vandergoot

September 25, 2018 5:30 PM
UMass Design Building // Room 170

Shame Williamson: Returns.

Returns. Shame Williamson and his Partner Betsy Williamson’s award winning practice is based in Toronto, and they are both active in teaching. Shane is an associate Professor and the director of the MARCH program at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.

September 18, 2018 5:30 PM
UMass Design Building // Room 170

FC Architecture Through Film

Each semester the Five College Architecture program joins up with the Western MA AIA to present films that relate to various topics in architecture.

April 4, 2018 6:30 PM
117 Fayerweather, Amherst College

Lecture: Amale Andraos & Dan Wood

Supported by the Women for UMass Fund. All lectures are free and open to the public. The John W. Olver Design Building is at 551 North Pleasant Street. Parking is free on campus in surface lots after 5:00pm. ‍

April 10, 2018 5:30 PM
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Design Building

Lecture: Catie Newell

All lectures are free and open to the public. The John W. Olver Design Building is at 551 North Pleasant Street. Parking is free on campus in surface lots after 5:00pm.

April 17, 2018 5:30 PM
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Design Building

Lecture: Alexander Garvin

All lectures are free and open to the public. The John W. Olver Design Building is at 551 North Pleasant Street. Parking is free on campus in surface lots after 5:00pm.

April 19, 2018 6:00 PM
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Design Building

Lecture: Joseph Krupczynski

All lectures are free and open to the public. The John W. Olver Design Building is at 551 North Pleasant Street. Parking is free on campus in surface lots after 5:00pm.

April 3, 2018 5:30 PM
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Design Building

On Architecture + Design

10th Annual Architecture + Design Exhibition of Graduating Architecture Students' Work––Opening: May 7th at 5pm Exhibition is open from May 7th to May 10th. ‍

May 7, 2018 5:00 PM
Hampshire College, Main Gallery

FC Architecture Through Film

Each semester the Five College Architecture program joins up with the Western MA AIA to present films that relate to various topics in architecture.

March 22, 2018 6:30 PM
117 Fayerweather, Amherst College

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How To Apply

The FCAS major is offered at Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College and Amherst College. Students interested in this unique program must apply to one or more of these schools.

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About the Program

The FCAS program engages in myriad of questions about architecture and design. It encourages students to define and engage with the aspects of history, theory and design that they find most compelling. The program provides the essential concrete foundations, but an open-ended curriculum.

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The Major

The FCAS major is a liberal arts degree designed to provide students the essential foundations in architectural history, theory and studio design, but allows students to develop their own area of study with the broader discipline of architectural studies.

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Upcoming Events

The Five Colleges offer a wide selection of programs and events year round. A coordinated FCAS lecture series is a key focus, while we offer workshops, an Architecture Through Film series and other programs.

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The Five College Architectural Studies program is an interdisciplinary course of study that bridges five campuses and is available to students currently enrolled in Hampshire College, Amherst College or Mount Holyoke College.