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Western Massachusetts Chapter
The American Institute of Architects

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

 

Many of our programs and events - such as our film series - are free and open to the public.

 

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NEWS

EXHIBIT
PLAN HEALTH – Designing Healthy Communities
Where: A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main St., Northampton MA
When: December 4-10, 2016
UPDATE: Check this link for parking availability on December 9as Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic.
Presented by the City of Northampton, Planning and Sustainability and cosponsored by WMAIA, and 5 other local organizations. See Gazette article about the exhibit and its focus.
WMAIA hosts a public reception on Friday, December 9th, beginning at 5:30 PM. More info here.

HOUSING INNOVATION COMPETITION
The Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA), in partnership with 3 Boston organizations, will be soliciting proposals for a City of Boston pilot initiative on five City-owned vacant land parcels in the Garrison Trotter neighborhood. The proposals will be solicited through a competitive, transparent Request for Proposal (RFP) process. The full RFP and more information are available here.

5-COLLEGE ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN LECTURE SERIES
This series begins September 13, 2016, and continues through November. See the schedule on our Continuing Education page, or download the poster / flyer here.



CLASSIFIEDS
New listings all the time! Check out our classifieds, or post follow our instructions to post an ad.

FILM SERIES
WMAIA/Five College Architecture’s Architecture Through Film series resumes in October! Each film & discussion provides 1.5 LUs (approval pending). Films are screened in Room 113, Fayerweather Hall, Amherst College, at 6:30 p.m. All films are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Check out our FILMS page for more information, or download the poster.
Tuesday October 11th
The Gruen Effect: Victor Gruen and the Shopping Mall
Tuesday October 25th
How Much Does Your Building Weigh Mr. Foster?
Tuesday November
22nd Moshe Safdie: The Power of Architecture

FROM THE WMAIA PRESIDENT
Dear WMAIA Members,
Many of you are likely aware of the post election statement issued by Robert Ivy, executive vice president and CEO of the AIA. An apology was subsequently made, since many members and allied professionals around the country and within our region reacted to the statement, which was widely considered to be tone deaf at best. The WMAIA executive committee has issued a letter to Mr. Ivy on behalf of the chapter reaffirming what we consider to be the shared core values of our chapter and the national organization.
Sincerely, Helen Fantini AIA President WMAIA

 


 


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