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.

Emerging Professionals ZOOM Hour

August 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Emerging Professionals ZOOM Hour

September 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Emerging Professionals ZOOM Hour

October 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Greenbuild International Conference

November 12 @ 8:00 am - November 15 @ 5:00 pm

Emerging Professionals ZOOM Hour

November 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Emerging Professionals ZOOM Hour

December 11 @ 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!Tally Carbon Calculator - DemonstrationTuesday May 7 | 4:00-5:15PM | Zoom | LUs TBDSee a demonstration of the Tally Carbon Calculator and learn the basics for implementing this carbon calculating tool in your practice. WMAIA COTE Committee is sponsored by Wright Builders Inc.For detailed information and to register visit: e.sparxo.com/Spring-2024-COTE ... See MoreSee Less
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REGISTER NOW FOR TOMORROW'S EVENT!Designing for Low Carbon New BuildingsTuesday April 9 | 4:00-5:15PM | Zoom | 1 HSW approval pendingAndrea Love, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Principal & Director of Building Science at Payette will address tools and practices around designing low carbon new construction. WMAIA COTE Committee is sponsored by Wright Builders Inc.For detailed information and to register visit: e.sparxo.com/Spring-2024-COTE ... See MoreSee Less
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WMAIA's Spring 2024 Film Series is FREE for all! Register now and join the fun!The Best Planned City in the World: Olmsted, Vaux, and the Buffalo Park Systemand Community by Design: The Olmsted Firm and the Development of Brookline, MassachusettsWednesday April 17 | 6:30 PM | Zoom |1 LUTHE BEST PLANNED CITY IN THE WORLD This film explores the development of the nation’s first park system, designed for Buffalo by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1868. Drawing national and international attention, their scheme carefully augmented the city’s original plan with urban features inspired by Second Empire Paris, including the first system of “parkways” to grace an American city. Displaying the plan at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, Olmsted declared Buffalo “the best planned city, as to its streets, public places, and grounds, in the United States, if not in the world.”COMMUNITY BY DESIGNIn 1883, Frederick Law Olmsted deserted New York City for Brookline, which had anointed itself the “richest town in the world.” Over the next half century, he and his successor firm became the dominant force in the planned development of this community. This film tells the story of the development of the wealthy Boston suburb through the planning initiatives of the firm. From Fairsted, the Olmsteds’ Brookline home and office, the office collaborated with an impressive galaxy of neighbors which included the architect H. H. Richardson and the horticulturalist Charles Sprague Sargent.Through plans for boulevards and parkways, residential subdivisions, institutional grounds, and private gardens, the firm carefully guided the development of the town, as they designed cities and suburbs across America. While Olmsted Sr. used landscape architecture as his vehicle for development, his son and namesake, “Rick,” viewed Brookline as grounds for experiment in the new profession of city and regional planning, a field that he was helping to define and lead.WMAIA's Spring 2024 Film Series is free for AIA and non-AIA members. Registration is required to receive a Zoom link to the event. To register, please visit: e.sparxo.com/Spring-2024-Film-Series ... See MoreSee Less
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Calling all Assoc. AIA members! AIA and the Architects Foundation are thrilled to offer a grant opportunity for recipients to attend the AIA24 Conference on Architecture and Design. This grant provides emerging professionals an opportunity to attend the annual conference and gain access to career resources, the latest trends in the building industry, networking opportunities, and potential employment opportunities. To find out more, visit: architectsfoundation.org/new-aia24-conference-opportunity-emerging-professionals-grant/ ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Sponsors

We are grateful for the support of local business sponsors. For information about sponsorship click here.


Berkshire Design Group Inc.• Dodson & Flinker Inc • Engineering Design Associates • Hill Engineers, Architects & Planers • Lexington Group Inc.

MicaBlue Creative • MJ Moran.• National Vinyl LLC • Olander Brick • Renaissance Builders. • Ryan Hellwig PE • Sierra Pacific • Tighe & Bond

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