Western Massachusetts Chapter
The American Institute of Architects


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.


We invite the community to sign up for our free monthly e-newsletter or to join the WMAIA.



2014 DESIGN AWARDS PROGRAM: Western MassachusettsAIA /
Western MassachusettsBSLA

New this year: our annual awards program is being held jointly with the Boston Society of of Landscape Architects, and will include landscape design as well as buildings.
Early Registration Deadline: Sep. 30 ($25 off for early registration)
Submission Deadline: Oct. 24
Download the call for entries.

NOMINATE AN ALLY: Honorary WMAIA Membership
Every two years the WMAIA bestows Honorary Membership upon 1 - 2 persons outside the profession of architecture, who have rendered distinguished service to the profession or to the arts and sciences allied therewith.
Nomination Deadline: Oct 1 Nomination form and more information here.


WMAIA member architect Tristram W. Metcalfe III and a fellow scientist-inventor were awarded a silver medal from the International Design Awards, for their Atmospheric Ion Propulsion Project. The project includes "sky suits" that, when donned, would allow people to fly. Read the article on MassLive.com.