Committee on the Environment (COTE)

The COTE was formed to provide resources to our members and our greater community that fosters the development of environmentally sound structures and sustainable communities.

We typically meet monthly, via Zoom (due to the pandemic). Our meetings will be announced in the WMAIA e-news. To sign up for the e-news, please contact Lorin Starr, Executive Director.

We are looking for more committee members or anyone, from any background (not just architects) who might like to sit in on a meeting and brainstorm about ways to support and promote sustainable design in our community.

Read more about us here, and find contact information, too.

Emerging Professionals

Through the Emerging Professionals (EP) program, any architecture student, recent graduate or architect licensed less than ten years (per the AIA’s definition of Emerging Professionals) is welcomed to participate in the events hosted by the WMAIA that provide EPs with facilitated access to resources tailored toward professional development.

Events offer a variety of opportunities for EPs to build a regional network and connect with one another, as well as to learn about and communicate with established professionals in the area.  EP events will be listed in on the Emerging Professionals page, and on the WMAIA events calendar.

The focus of the EP meetings is addressing issues and interests that are most relevant to individuals entering into the field of architecture and design.

Our meetings which are held every 6 weeks or so at various locations in the Pioneer Valley.

Read more about the Emerging Professionals program here.

Women in Architecture

The Western Massachusetts AIA’s Women in Architecture (WIA) Committee develops and promotes women leaders within the architecture profession, with a focus on mentorship, licensure, and networking opportunities.

The committee was formed by the four female FAIA members in our chapter:

Margo Jones FAIA

Kathleen Lugosch FAIA

Ann McCallum FAIA

Sigrid Miller Pollin FAIA

Read more about this committee here.