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Student ProjectDegree Offered: Bachelor of Architecture
Augusta Campus

UMA’s Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) program offers the only professional architecture degree in Maine and the only public 5-year professional degree in northern New England.

Rolling Admissions is NOW OPEN.


Program Character

Prof. Amy Hinkley and Architecture students in class at Handley Hall

UMA Architecture’s Mission:
Architecture through Engagement

Our mission expresses who we are: SMALL… INTEGRATED… HANDS-ON. This fundamentally means we are about people: our students, our faculty, and our community partners. We teach architecture through engagement, educating and empowering students to explore, investigate, and analyze the built environment. Engagement brings students into active contact with each other, their coursework, and our community partners.


Who we are


The University of Maine at Augusta’s Architecture program is rooted in three essential elements.  The first is the mission to engage community; this is where our work takes place. The second is the desire to work in collaboration, both within and without the university; this is what allows us to affect positive change.  And third is seen in our curriculum, based in the idea of being “grounded in real”; these are the tools we use to affect our collective built environment.



Handley Hall

Handley HallOur unique set of core teachings make UMA/ARC the ideal location to begin or complete your architectural education.

We offer an affordable, design-based, and socially-conscious path toward architectural licensure.

UMA/ARC’s program is located in Augusta, Maine on the Kennebec River. The newly-renovated Handley Hall (formerly the Gannett Building) features dedicated studio space, teaching space, our digital lab, and the street-level Richmond Gallery.

UMA Bachelor of Architecture Info Day

Saturday November 12, 2016
Handley Hall
311 Water Street
Augusta Maine

Learn more about UMA’s 5-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) Degree

Built on 25-year history of providing excellent architectural education UMA’s B.Arch degree is the first and ONLY professional architecture degree in the State of Maine

9:30am – Registration/Coffee & Danish
10:00 – Welcome, Overview and Q&A
10:45 – Current Student Panel
11:15 – FREE Portfolio How to Presentation
11:45 Tours of Handley Hall Building

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A Unique Approach

As a student of Architecture, you’ll learn to analyze the needs of others, translate creative ideas into physical designs, and develop the interpersonal tools to articulate solutions.

UMA’s program is based on the behavioral and conceptual approaches to design, which is often overlooked in other professional or pre-professional curricula.

Our approach perceives an architecturally-designed space as an environmental setting in which the space itself supports and encourages the highest and best satisfaction of the activity for which the space was originally designed. A classroom, for example, can help a student learn and a teacher teach simply by the way it is designed—acoustics, color, textures, and all the other elements.

BArch Program Eric Stark, Architecture Program Coordinator,
UMA Advising Tricia Dyer, Assist. Director of Academic Advising,
Admissions Gail Pelletier, Admissions Counselor,

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