Western Massachusetts Chapter
The American Institute of Architects



If you are interested in hiring an architect, becoming an architect, or simply curious about what an architect does, there are several good sources available here.


Our Member Profiles section includes brief descriptions and photographs from AIA member firms in western Massachusetts.


Our About Hiring an Architect section includes brief descriptions on selecting an architect and what it is that an architect can offer.


For other questions, feel free to contact any of us listed here and we would be happy to point you in the right direction.



WMAIA Programs and Information:
For information about the AIA or the WMAIA, for information about our events, or to sponsor programs for our monthly meetings, please contact the Executive Director, Lorin Starr, via email.

WMAIA e-newsletter
To sign up for the monthly e-newsletter, please contact Executive Director, Lorin Starr, via email.

WMAIA print Newsletter:
Please send comments, suggestions and material/articles for submission to the Newsletter Editor, Rachael Chase, via email.

WMAIA Website:
Please send comments, suggestions, events of interest for posting on the website to the Website Manager, Julie Waggoner, via email.
Member Architectural Firms may also submit firm profiles to the WMAIA website.  The Website Submission Schedule includes contact information and submission guidelines.

Architect Licensing Advisor (IDP)
Jason Newman, AIA email

Emerging Professionals Coordinator (IDP)
Lindsay Schnarr, Associate AIA email

Film Series Coordinator
Andrew Bagge Associate AIA email


2016 WMAIA Officers
Executive Director:
Lorin Starr email

Helen Fantini AIA
Jones Whitsett Architects, Inc. email

President Elect:
Ludmilla Pavlova AIA
UMASS Facilities Planning email

Douglas Marshall AIA
UMASS Facilities Planning email

Jason Newman Associate AIA
Dietz & Company Architects, Inc. email

Past President:
Christopher Farley AIA
Kuhn Riddle Architects email

2015 Board Members
Carey Clouse AIA email
Garrison (Clark) Piers-Gamble Associate AIA, AIAS email
Stephen Schreiber FAIA email
Garth Schwellenbach AIA email

Chris Novelli AIA Studio One
Kristian Whitsett AIA email

2016 Representative to AIA New England
Helen Fantini AIA
Jones Whitsett Architects, Inc. email

2106 Representatives to AIA Massachusetts
Chris Farley AIA (AIA MA President) email
Stephen Schreiber FAIA email
Ludmilla Pavlova AIA email