The Architecture of Amherst

The Past, The Future — And the Enduring Principles

The Amherst campus has evolved over the course of nearly two centuries—guided by ideas that are hidden in plain sight. What are the essential features that make it work? How should the College develop in the future? Join Blair Kamin ’79, Chicago Tribune architecture critic; Cullen Murphy ’74, editor-at-large at Vanity Fair, Amherst trustee and chair of the Amherst Buildings and Grounds Committee; and Jack Cheney, the Samuel A. Hitchcock Professor of Mineralogy and Geology and Associate Dean of the Faculty. Presented by the Classes of 1974 and 1979.

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