University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Massachusetts, maximizes daylight and reduces glare


  • Maximizes usable floor area by providing greater thermal comfort
  • Enables flexible use of space with complete control of the facade
  • Improves energy efficiency
  • Enhances building aesthetics inside and out
  • Location
    Amherst, MA
  • General Contractor
    Suffolk Construction, Inc.
  • Glazier
    R&R Window
  • Architec
    Leers Weinzapfel
  • Project Type
    New Construction
View Dynamic Glass will be an important part of how students will design and construct green buildings in the future. 
- Kumble Subbaswamy

UMass Amherst Chancellor

The University of Massachusetts Amherst (CSU) was completed in January 2017. The Design Building will serve as a living laboratory and teaching tool for the next generation of architects, and is home to 3 inter-related departments – Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Building Construction Technology – that have been co-located to foster collaboration and teamwork.