Hone your writing skills while deepening your appreciation of literature. Through discussion and close personal attention, you’ll develop analytical, critical reasoning, and communication skills highly sought after by employers in many fields. These skills will also provide you with an excellent foundation for graduate study.

Degree Offered: B.A.
Offered on the Augusta and Bangor campuses

University of Maine at Augusta Gannett Building

In the fall of 2010, UMA’s Architecture program moved into spacious and renovated space in the Gannett Buidling on Water Street in Augusta. Already enjoying a growing reputation for excellence, the program now boasts some of the finest architectural instructional space anywhere.

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The Gannett Building is located at 331 Water St. in downtown Augusta

Outside Gannett


Gannett Architecture Studio

Gannett Studio


Gannett's Reception Area

Gannett Reception


One of UMA's Architecture students

Gannett Student





UMA Get To Know Gannett Building Video


Think.Maine.edu Architecture Program Video

Students can now complete their architectural education without leaving the state of Maine, almost.

Graduates of the BA in Architecture program often go on to get their professional Master's degree at one of the many programs throughout the US. The Boston Architectural College (The BAC) is one such school that has signed a formal transfer agreement with UMA offering our graduates acceptance, usually with high advanced standing.

In response to the need of our Maine students, and others from around the United States, the Boston Architectural College has created the first and only Distance Masters of Architecture program in the country.  The program requires the accepted student to be on the BAC campus only 8 days per semester, with the rest of work done online from anywhere in the U.S.

The Master's program is open for application from students holding an undergraduate BA or BS in Architecture from an accredited institution, and a minimum of one year professional experience under the supervision of a licensed architect. For further information on the program's application requirements, please contact the Boston Architectural College directly.

For more information about this exciting opportunity, and how a UMA architecture degree might figure into your plans, contact:

Eric Stark, Assistant Professor of Architecture, University of Maine at Augusta
Mark Giannini, Manager of Distance M. Arch Recruitment , The Boston Architectural College

Starting in the fall of 2013, UMA/ARC will offer the only Bachelor of Architecture degree in Maine, and the only public 5-year degree north of New York City.  Housed in UMA’s completely renovated Gannett building on the Kennebec River in downtown Augusta, our program is built upon UMA’s 25 years of experience in architectural education and continues our traditional focus on design.

Degree Offered: B.Arch
Offered on Augusta Campus