Western Massachusetts Chapter
The American Institute of Architects



The objective of the Five College Architectural Studies program is to cultivate concerned architectural thinkers, writers and designers through a flexible yet rigorous interdisciplinary course of study. This site includes information about courses of study, events, and features showcases of student and professor design work.

Learning By Design in Massachusetts is a statewide K-12 architecture and design education program. Since 1999 over 15,000 children, educators and designers have taken part in LBD:MA architecture and design activities.

ABX (formerly known as Build Boston) is the largest regional convention and tradeshow for the design and construction industry. There's something for everyone at here -- building owners/managers, architects, engineers, contractors, interior designers, design and construction firm administrators, landscape architects and all professionals, interns and students with an interest in the built environment.
The Department of Architecture provides an accessible, intellectually rigorous design education in the art and science of the built environment The interdisciplinary, collaborative department embraces spirited, socially progressive, and environmentally responsive design. It is New England's first and only public architecture program. The department is part of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and is responsible for an undergraduate pre-professional degree (BFA-Architecture), a graduate professional degree (Master of Architecture), and graduate post-professional degrees (MS Design and MS Design in Historic Preservation).

The Building and Construction Technology program at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst offers undergraduate and graduate education in construction management, sustainable building planning, engineered wood design, building energy performance evaluation, building products distribution, and research and development.

Know a teen interested in architecture? Check out the UMass Amherst Summer Design Pre-College Academy, which provides an opportunity for high school students interested in  architecture, landscape architecture, urban or interior design the  opportunity to experience the profession and see firsthand the kinds  of activities that take place in a university architectural program. More info here.
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The Construction Institute/University of Hartford is a non-profit, non-partisan association of diverse professionals working to improve the industry by sharing experiences and knowledge, advancing relationships, and developing business leaders.