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.

WMAIA Annual Meeting

December 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Emerging Professionals – Monthly Meetings

December 21 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Emerging Professionals ZOOM Hour

January 10, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Emerging Professionals – Monthly Meetings

January 18, 2024 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Emerging Professionals ZOOM Hour

February 7, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Emerging Professionals ZOOM Hour

February 14, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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REGISTER NOW!WMAIA ANNUAL MEETING & GREEN GIANTS PRESENTATION 2023Tuesday December 12th | 5:30 – 8:00 PM | in person at 170 Design Building UMass | 1HSW (for 4:30 tour, approval pending)Our December program is a celebration of the season and of design in Western Massachusetts. It's a time to catch up with colleagues and the chapter.The main program will begin at 5:30 PM in the Olver Design Building at UMass/Amherst with a reception (with cash bar). We will be presenting WMAIA/AIA National/Pella student scholarships. The December meeting is also our chapter’s annual meeting and election of officers.The highlight of the evening will be a special Green Giants presentation recognizing Laura Fitch AIA, a beloved colleague who passed away unexpectedly in early 2023.Laura was a founder of the Green Giants program. Since 2013, the Green Giants Award Program (sponsored by the WMAIA COTE) has been honoring the work of trades people, educators, and owners/program directors who help build, teach about, envision and fund the green buildings in Hampshire, Hampden, Franklin, and Berkshire counties.BONUS -- Arrive early (4:30 PM) and tour the Bromery Center for the Arts Bridge Renovation (1 HSW, approval pending). Annual Meeting Sponsored by: PellaGreen Giants Sponsored by: KeiterFor more information, visit e.sparxo.com/WMAIA-Annual-Meeting-2023 ... See MoreSee Less
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SAVE THE DATE!A registration link will be sent soon.Friday November 10 | Noon | In person | 1 LU approval pendingWomen, Gender, and Architecture in Denmark: A Panel DiscussionUMass welcomes Henriette Steiner and Svava Riesto, authors of UNTOLD STORIES. WOMEN, GENDER, AND ARCHITECTURE IN DENMARK for a panel discussion based on their book, which tells a new story about twentieth-century architecture in Denmark. For the first time ever, readers get an overall picture of the key contribution made by women to the architecture of Danish welfare society in the period 1930–1980. The book’s five chapters present hitherto untold stories about how architecture comes into being through creative collaborations that cut across genders and professional disciplines. Women have contributed to all aspects of architecture, from kitchens and buildings to landscape architecture and urban planning, and their stories highlight the hidden diversity that has shaped Denmark’s buildings, cities and landscapes. The importance of this diversity must be understood and appreciated in the present if we are to create new ways of living and building in the future – a pressing need in light of the many crises we face as a society today.This UMass Program is supported in part by WMAIA Women in ArchitectureWMAIA’s Women in Architecture Programs are Sponsored by: MARVIN ... See MoreSee Less
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