Western Massachusetts Chapter
The American Institute of Architects



Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. With nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for our members in service to society. We carry out our goal through advocacy, information, and community.

Boston Society of Architects
The BSA is the eastern Massachusetts regional association of the AIA, and consists of 4,000 +/- public, professional and affiliate members. It is the largest branch of the AIA. Affiliate members include engineers, contractors, owners/clients, public officials, other allied professionals, students and others interested in the built environment. The BSA has sister chapters in Central MA and Western MA -- the three chapters constitute AIA Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Architectural Access Board
The Architectural Access Board (AAB) is a regulatory agency within the Massachusetts Office of Public Safety. Its legislative mandate states that it shall develop and enforce regulations designed to make public buildings accessible to, functional for, and safe for use by persons with disabilities.

AIA Communities by Design: There’s a reason you became an architect. It wasn’t just about buildings. It was about people; it was about making communities more livable. We welcome members who are committed to healthy, safe, and sustainable communities.

BG is an independent publishing company committed to bringing their members accurate, unbiased, and timely green design information. BuildingGreen offers research, thought, and writing through many publications, including Environmental Building News, the GreenSpec directory of green products, and the BuildingGreen Suite of online tools.
Massachusetts Building Codes
At this website you can find links to Building Codes and Authorities Having Jurisdiction for the state of Massachusetts. This information is obtained directly to the source -- the city, county and state building departments that issue these codes. If you find an error, please send an e-mail with the updated information to Reed Business, at RCDWebmaster@ReedBusiness.com

Women In Design GROUP
The Women in Design Group is a social and professional organization for design professionals to meet, spread ideas, network, and create mentoring opportunities. The group meets monthly, at a place published on their Facebook page.

Congress of Residential Architecture

CORA is dedicated to improving the quality of residential architecture, through promoting dialogue among homeowners, builders, and designers.