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

We want to engage the public in an ongoing, meaningful dialogue about architecture and the built environment: how does it affect you, your family, your workplace, and the world?

Many of our programs and events – such as our film series – are free and open to the public. The public is also welcome to attend our continuing education programs for a fee; check out our films, programs and other events at the links in our menu above.

We invite the community to download and read our quarterly newsletter, to sign up for our free monthly e-newsletter, or to join the WMAIA.

COVID-19 Information & Resources for the Architectural Community

Spring BCT Programs – via ZOOM

March 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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One event on March 29, 2021 at 4:00 pm

One event on April 19, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Emerging Professionals – Monthly Meetings

March 14 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day 14 of the month, repeating indefinitely

UMASS Architecture Series

March 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on March 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm

One event on March 31, 2021 at 4:00 pm

One event on April 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm

WMAIA Film Series – Spring 2021

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

WMAIA Film Series – Spring 2021

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

See our full calendar of events, or view events by category on our events tabs and pages in the menu above.

WMAIA Social Media

This afternoon's event is free and open to the public! Register through the linkBCT Lecture: Operating Buildings to Minimize COVID Transmission and Energy Use with Opportunities Post-Pandemic. Monday February 8th 4-5:15pm. For more info: umass.science/bctlectures instagr.am/p/CKdymsdgXlj/ ... See MoreSee Less
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As we ring in the new year WMAIA would like to recognize honorable design achievements by architects and landscape architects in Western Mass. The winners of this years Western Massachusetts AIA/Western Massachusetts BSLA Design Program are:HONOR AWARDSLouttit Redevelopment Redevelopment of the Louttit Laundry Site: Urban Greens Co-op + The Upton Residence truth box ArchitectsVillage of Sidney Green InfrastructurePlace AllianceMERIT AWARDSTeen HousingJones Whitsett ArchitectsTakahashi-Harb Loft and LibraryNaomi Darling ArchitectureCITATIONSTemporary Installation Solar TimeNaomi Darling ArchitectureCommercial RenovationNew Valley BankArchitecturEL Inc.Additionally, WMAIA and AIA with support from Pella announced the award of two $1000 scholarships to graduate students currently enrolled in the M.Arch program at UMass.This years recipients are:Micaela GoodrichBrenden BaitchFinally, every two years, WMAIA bestows an Honorary Membership upon a person or persons outside the profession of architecture. This membership is granted only if the accomplishments of the nominee are truly outstanding and of "regional significance" or if the nominee lives in our service area and has nationally significant accomplishments. This year we were happy to present two awards:Joseph KrupczynskiDirector/ Civic Engagement & Service-LearningUMass/Amherstfor service to the chapter:Dennis O'RoukePella ProductsCongratulations to all for this years achievements. WMAIA wishes everyone a happy and healthy New Years. ... See MoreSee Less
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