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WMAIA Design Awards Call for Entries


Call for Entries : WMAIA Celebration of Architecture and Design Awards Program 2020

The bi-annual Celebration of Architecture and Design Awards Program has long been a mainstay for WMAIA. In partnership with the Western Massachusetts Section of the Boston Society of Landscape Architects, the program aims to encourage and recognize distinguished architectural and landscape design achievement and […]

WMAIA Design Awards Call for Entries2020-08-12T18:23:23-04:00

ArchiPrep FREE thru August



COVID-19 is changing everything, and AIA wants to help.  Associate members studying for the ARE: ArchiPrep is free through August 31, 2020.

Use promo code FREEMONTH. Offer valid for Associate AIA members only.

Free access is provided in 1-month increments, and may be renewed on a monthly basis using FREEMONTH promo code, which […]

ArchiPrep FREE thru August2020-07-03T15:08:16-04:00

Race, Climate Change & Architecture


On Thursday, June 18, 2020, the WMAIA COTE (Committee on the Environment) hosted a virtual meeting and discussion about the intersections of Race, Climate Change and Architecture.

Prior to the meeting, attendees were asked to read the following articles:
Racism Derails our Efforts to Save the Planet
Why Race Matters When We Talk About the Environment

Race, Climate Change & Architecture2020-06-25T17:00:59-04:00

AIANE Design Awards: Call for Entries


AIA New England Design Awards – Call for Entries Now Open

Step One: REGISTER – Deadline July 1, 2020, 11:59 pm
Register your intent and submit payment for each project by July 1, 2020.
Register Here

Step Two: SUBMIT – Deadline August 1, 2020, 11:59 pm
Once you’ve registered your project(s), you will receive an email with a link […]

AIANE Design Awards: Call for Entries2020-06-17T14:37:38-04:00

Black Lives Matter


Dear WMAIA Members and Community:  In light of recent tragic events, the WMAIA is sharing two statements.


WMAIA, like our peers at BSA and the AIA, are appalled and deeply shaken by the recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, […]

Black Lives Matter2020-06-10T13:57:42-04:00

Olver Design Building at UMass wins an AIA COTE® Top Ten Award


The Olver Design Center is a winner of the prestigious AIA’s COTE® Top Ten Award.

The COTE® Top Ten Awards is the industry’s best-known awards program for sustainable design excellence.

Each year, ten innovative projects earn the prize for setting the standard in design and sustainability.

Congratulation to Leers Weinzapfel Associates and our colleagues on the staff […]

Olver Design Building at UMass wins an AIA COTE® Top Ten Award2020-06-01T14:13:14-04:00

Pella Donates to Food Banks


From Dennis O’Rourke (Pella, a WMAIA Copper Sponsor)

I am very pleased to announce that because of you Pella Products Inc. will be donating $1,100 to the Foodbanks of Vermont and Western Massachusetts!

Your participation in Pella’s continuing education seminars between April 28th and May 29th made a difference in the lives of many, many people in […]

Pella Donates to Food Banks2020-06-01T14:24:50-04:00

COVID-19 Impacts on WMAIA Firms


In April 2020, WMAIA conducted a survey to gather some important information about how COVID-19 and the transition to Work From Home has impacted local practice, which is presented at right in a pdf for download.

We have begun to use this information in our discussions with state and federal legislators, helping them to understand the […]

COVID-19 Impacts on WMAIA Firms2020-05-27T10:09:02-04:00

COVID-19: AIA Re-Occupancy Assessment Tool


The AIA released a NEW AIA Re-occupancy Assessment Tool which provides a framework of strategies for re-opening buildings.

Informed by authoritative sources (CDC, WHO, OSHA, etc.) and public health experts, the tool includes baseline parameters for re-occupancy, architectural and engineering strategies, and administrative policies that promote the health, safety, and welfare of the public while […]

COVID-19: AIA Re-Occupancy Assessment Tool2020-05-20T11:12:58-04:00
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