October 8, 2017 – October 28, 2017 all-day
Design Building Gallery
551 N Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01002
BCT Exhibit: "False Color" @ Design Building Gallery | Amherst | Massachusetts | United States


As engineers, scientists and designers we are often faced with data that is not immediately comprehensible in its raw form, consisting solely of numeric values and ranges. Either the volume of such data is too large to lend itself to easy evaluation or it is too limited to understand it in its context.

As a remedy, we can use color to visualize such data. Using False Color images that map entire color palettes relative to the spread of given data points, we are able to see through walls, evaluate temperatures and examine gradations of stress and strain deep inside a structural member. This mapping of quantifiable characteristics onto the surfaces and structures that make up the built environment then leads to the visual symphony of color presented here.

False Color showcases various research and teaching projects from faculty and students in Building and Construction Technology as well as the Building Systems graduate concentration in Environmental Conservation.

Open Hours

The Design Building gallery will be open every day 9 am – 4 pm for the duration of this exhibition.


A reception to celebrate this exhibit and our first BCT job fair will be held on October 20 at 4:30pm. More information here:

BCT Alumni Reception / “False Color” Exhibit Celebration