The Western Massachusetts Chapter of The American Institute of Architects

The WMAIA promotes excellence in architecture through professional development, community outreach, and the celebration of architecture in our region.

We want to engage the public in an ongoing, meaningful dialogue about architecture and the built environment: how does it affect you, your family, your workplace, and the world?

Many of our programs and events – such as our film series – are free and open to the public. The public is also welcome to attend our continuing education programs for a fee; check out our films, programs and other events at the links in our menu above.

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Register now – registration closes on April 8th!
Friday, April 10 | 8:30 AM – 10:30 | Zoom |2 HSW
9th Edition Building Energy Code (IECC 2018) Training
This program is a joint program of the WMAIA COTE Committee and UMass Facilities and Campus Services and will be presented by Jensen Hughes and GDS Associates

The 2018 IECC with MA amendments has been moved to final promulgation and has been in effect as of February 7th with concurrency ending August 7, 2020. This webinar will update you on the changes to the Code including: Code Overview; International Building Code/ International Existing Building Code; IECC Scoping and Compliance Paths; Key Changes to the 2018 IECC & Stretch Code; IECC for Single Family Residential Occupancies; Leveraging Mass Save Programs to Reach Beyond Code

The platform will be Zoom. Registrants will be provided with the login info. We are optimistic that this will be an effective way to help you keep up to date with the revisions to the Code.

Register here – please note we are doing online registration for this program. If this is difficult for you, please contact
This program will be available via Zoom. If you have already registered, you will receive the access code. If you would like to register now, please complete the form here or contact You must register in order to receive credit.

Monday, April 13 | 4:00-5:15 | Zoom |1 HSW
View from the Front Line: Incorporating Healthier Building Materials

COTE (Committee on the Environment)

Thursday, April 16| 4:30 PM | Zoom – link will be posted soon!
Green Bite: What can a college do? Dano Weisbord (Executive Director of Sustainability and Campus Planning at Smith College) on Smith's efforts towards resilience and carbon neutrality

Wednesday, June 10
Women in Architecture
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If we can’t meet in person, we hope to be able to present this program – a talk by Ann McCallum FAIA on Japanese gardens – on Zoom and still provide some virtual camaraderie. Details forthcoming.

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