Our Mission

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 events, educational programs, and films are open to the public. We invite you to check out our events listings (links in menu above), or to subscribe to our enewsletter.

About the AIA

The American Institute of Architects is a national professional organization based in Washington, D.C., that helps architects serve the public’s need and builds awareness of the role of architects and architecture in American society.

Established in 1857, the organization represents 74,000 licensed architects and associated professionals in nearly 300 local chapters worldwide.

AIA members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures clients, the public and colleagues of their dedication to high standards in professional practice.

The Western Massachusetts Chapter of the AIA has nearly 200 members, architects, corporate sponsors, associated professionals, and non-architect affiliate members living and working in the Pioneer Valley and the Berkshires. Our members work on local, regional, national, and international projects ranging from single-family residences to corporations, schools, and museums.

Our Chapter seeks to enhance awareness and dialogue among design professionals, members of the building and real estate industry, community leaders and officials, educators, and the public.

Membership in WMAIA includes membership in
AIA Massachusetts, the statewide advocacy organization, and provides access to many programs offered by the Boston Society for Architecture.

 Membership is open to all of the building professions, and to the general public. For membership information see our join us page; or contact us via email.