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.


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2014 DESIGN AWARDS PROGRAM: Western MassachusettsAIA /
Western MassachusettsBSLA

The Design Awards Program, last held by the WMAIA in 2012, was co-hosted this year by the WMAIA and the Boston Society of Landscape Architects – Western Massachusetts Section. The WMAIA received eighteen submissions.  Two Citation Awards and four Honor Awards were presented. The photos shown above each time you refresh your browser are entries.  Read more here.


The WMAIA was pleased to award two honorary memberships for 2014: to John Olver, former U.S. Representative for MA’s 1st congressional district 1991 – 2013, and to Max Page, Professor of Architecture and History at UMass Amherst. Read more here.

The WMAIA, with funding from the American Institute of Architects -- a national organization – presents two student scholarships every year. Read more here.


The WMAIA is grateful for the support of local business sponsors. For information about sponsorship opporunities click here.

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