UMass Amherst Developments

Poolio

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I have a bunch of photos of UMass that I've collected over the past year or so.

First some aerial shots from the top of the library. The first one shows the two construction project currently in progress: a new student union with some extensive landscape work (foreground) and the new Worcestor dining commons (right edge).









 

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There has been a lot of new construction in the past decade. The new buildings are very nice and have transformed a lot of previously empty or bleak areas of campus.

Integrated Science Building



Physical Sciences Building





Life Science Lab



Olver Design Building





Studio Arts Building



Isenberg School of Management











Integrative Learning Center





Polymer Research Center



The new Student Union, u/c



The new Worcestor Dining Commons, u/c

 

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North Residential Area





Central Residential Area







Northeast Residential Area









The Haigis Mall, showcasing some of the egregious brutalist architecture that UMass is generally know for. If this is what you think of when you think of UMass I hope the rest of the photos here can help change your impression a little bit.



University Club Building



Franklin Dining Commons and the vegetable garden



Skinner Building



And finally, the view from North Pleasant Street



Somehow I don't have any photos of either Southwest or of the Commonwealth Honors College. I'll try and get some on a future visit and post them here eventually.
 

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.......The Haigis Mall, showcasing some of the egregious brutalist architecture that UMass is generally know for. If this is what you think of when you think of UMass I hope the rest of the photos here can help change your impression a little bit.
Incredible job with that portfolio, Poolio. Just magnificent. Thank you!!!!

It's incredible to see what that university has achieved the past decade - - it's not the ol' UMass at all.
 

George_Apley

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I graduated in 2010. Sure has changed a lot since!
 

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Wow, a lot has changed since I was there 30 years ago. I had occasion to drive through campus last year for the first time in at least a decade, and was quite impressed at all the new pretty buildings. Glad to see Thompson still looks like a public trash receptacle, though.
 

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I love they got Bjarke Ingels Group for School of Management. It's nice to see something on a smaller scale locally, outside of Manhattan high rises. The Olver Design Building and Old Chapel Restoration also standout additons to everything else that has changed.
 

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Wow, a lot has changed since I was there 30 years ago. I had occasion to drive through campus last year for the first time in at least a decade, and was quite impressed at all the new pretty buildings. Glad to see Thompson still looks like a public trash receptacle, though.
Wouldn't be the same if there wasn't some anachronistic brutalism left to give the students a backdrop to flash-riot on the quad on a random spring Tuesday afternoon. Tradition and all. . .
 

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Some photos of a snowy campus from earlier today.

They finished construction on the new Student Union renovation and Campus Core landscaping in Fall 2020. This is the first time I've been back because of COVID. This is the area under construction in the first photo of my post #22 above. Here it is blanketed in snow:









And one from before the snow



The chapel

 

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Nice to see some UMass pics! CommCol looks totally different from when I was there 2006-2010! Overall they had just finished North Apts when I started, and the rec center and ISB were done by my Sophomore year. There's been a lot of change!
 

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Nice to see some UMass pics! CommCol looks totally different from when I was there 2006-2010! Overall they had just finished North Apts when I started, and the rec center and ISB were done by my Sophomore year. There's been a lot of change!
I was there at the same time, although I may have done a couple extra years.

I try to visit a few times a year because there's no place like the pioneer valley.

Just for the hell of it....

 

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Nice to see some UMass pics! CommCol looks totally different from when I was there 2006-2010! Overall they had just finished North Apts when I started, and the rec center and ISB were done by my Sophomore year. There's been a lot of change!
They stuck us first and second year CommCol kids in Orchard Hill in 2000-2001. That's when the Rape Trail wasn't lit or widely-paved. It looks like such a nicer experience now.
 

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