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Western Massachusetts Chapter
The American Institute of Architects

 

 

WMAIA and other local New England architecture-related programs are listed here.

 

Programs not sponsored by the WMAIA are listed as a courtesy; the list is neither exhaustive nor complete. We can use your help!

 

If you have information about an event or program related to architecture, and would like to list it here, please contact the WMAIA web manager.

WMAIA PROGRAMS

TOUR: UMASS DESIGN BUILDING
In case you missed our February tour (or if you want to visit again!)
Where: UMASS Design Building, 551 North Pleasant St., Amherst
When: Fri. March 3rd, 5–7p.m.
Enjoy an evening of networking, building tours, and presentations. Also, hear from speakers who will discuss the building and the future of architecture education.
Hors d'oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available. More information and registration here.

TOUR: HITCHCOCK CENTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Where: 845 West Street, Amherst, MA
When: Wednesday March 22nd, 4:30 p.m.
A comprehensive look at this Living Building Challenge project! Founded in 1962, the Hitchcock Center for the Environment fosters awareness and understanding of the environment through programs with a particular focus on children, who live in a world of environmental challenges.  Architect: DesignLab
Construction Manager: Wright Builders
More information and invitation / registration form here in Word format, and in pdf format.


POSTPONED
MA STATE BUILDING CODE 9th EDITION
& New MA Architectural Access Regulations
may be able to be scheduled for the spring. In the meantime, see the draft and link for submitting comments here.

 

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


OTHER PROGRAMS
(Please note that although the WMAIA does not typically offer AIA LUs for these programs, WMAIA members may self-report here)


UMASS LECTURE SERIES
The UMASS Department of Architecture's Spring Lecture Series begins February 1 and runs through April 18. Click here to view and print the poster with all of the lecturers' names, and the dates and locations of each lecture.

RENSELLAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE - School of Architecture Spring Lecture Series
All events start 6:00pm at EMPAC
110 8th Street / Troy, NY 12180
ADMISSION IS FREE
Mon February 6th - Theater
Wed March 8th - Concert Hall
Mon March 27th - Theater
Tue March 28th - Theater
Thu April 6th – Concert Hall
Wed April 26th - Theater
See website & information here.


WESTERN MA GREEN CONSORTIUM
The Western Massachusetts Green Consortium hosts a plethora of programs, meetings and even exhibits relating to green / sustainable living. Check out their website and program schedule here.

USGBC WEBINARS
The Massachusetts USGBC offers many webinars – including several in Western Massachusetts.  Check out their website for more information.

BAC ONLINE SUSTAINABLE DESIGN COURSES
The Boston Architectural College (BAC) offers graduate certificates in sustainable design. These courses, developed in partnership with BuildingGreen, are part of the BAC Sustainable Design program. Learn more.

CONSTRUCTION INSTITUTE:  Educational Courses, Programs & Events