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Western Massachusetts Chapter
The American Institute of Architects

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

 

Many of our programs and events - such as our film series - are free and open to the public.

 

We invite the community to sign up for our free monthly e-newsletter or to join the WMAIA.

 


NEWS
BROOKS NAMED PARTNER
Dorrie Brooks
Architect Dorrie Brooks, AIA,​of Florence, was recently elected partner of the Greenfield architecture studio Jones Whitsett Architects, a firm specializing in the design of schools, municipal buildings and high performance residential projects. Read more here.

NETFLIX SERIES
Abstract: The Art of Design
Begins February 10, 2017 and runs for eight episodes. More information here.

CLASSIFIEDS
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REGISTER NOW! DEADLINE MAY 11
WMAIA COTE PRESENTS: COMMERCIAL ENERGY CODE TRAINING

When: Thursday, May 18th, 2:30 - 5:30 PM
Where: UMASS/Amherst, Campus Center
Room 163C
LUs: 3 HSW, pending
Presenter: Mark Newey, Building Science Specialist, Center for EcoTechnology
In conjunction with University of Massachusetts Facilities & Campus Services, WMAIA's Committee On The Environment (COTE) is presenting this comprehensive program on the recently adopted Commercial Energy Code. Topics include: Overview of Energy Code Options Building Envelope Lighting Systems and Electric Power Mechanical Systems Service Water heating Massachusetts-specific Additional Efficiency Package Options ASHRAE 90.1-2013 energy modeling.
Registration information and form here.

SAVE THE DATE!
WMAIA DAY OF SERVICE

When: Saturday, May 20th, 10 AM – 2 PM
Where: Springfield, MA
Please join us for WMAIA’s first annual day of service – a way for our professional organization to give back to the community, while also celebrating being part of the WMAIA community!
We have partnered with Gardening the Community (GTC) out of Springfield, MA for this first year.  A fantastic, vibrant, growing non-profit that could use some helping hands. Check out their website and their Facebook page.
Please RSVP to Kristian via email so we can help GTC anticipate the number of volunteers.
Wear or bring shoes and clothes that can get dirty.  We will update you later in April if we need some volunteers to bring tools or supplies. We look forward to a Saturday afternoon where our organization can harness the powers of our membership.

 

PROGRAMS
FILM SERIES - Spring 2017
Architecture Through Film
WMAIA/Five College Architecture’s Architecture Through Film series resumes on April 25. Each film & discussion provides 1.5 LUs. Films are screened in Room 117, Fayerweather Hall, Amherst College, at 6:30 p.m. All films are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. We will be screening the design trilogy Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized. See the dates here. More information about each film will be posted as it becomes available.

 

 


The WMAIA is grateful for the support of local business sponsors. For information about sponsorship opportunities click here.


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