Listed here are are local and statewide – and even some federal – programs and organizations and other resources relating to architecture and design.

From educational opportunities to building codes, from museum exhibits to sustainable design and green building, these resources will assist you in further exploring and appreciating the field of architecture.

If you have information about an organization, event, or other resource relating to architecture and the built environment, and would like to see it listed here, please contact the WMAIA web manager with that information.

You can sort the resources by clicking one of the red titles below, such as “Architecture, Design, and Codes.”


ABX (formerly known as Build Boston) is the largest regional convention and tradeshow for the design and construction industry. There’s something for everyone at here — building owners/managers, architects, engineers, contractors, interior designers, design and construction firm administrators, landscape architects and all professionals, interns and students with an interest in the built environment.


The AIA SDAT program helps communities develop a vision for a sustainable future and a realistic, attainable roadmap to get there. We bring teams of experts including architects, urban designers, landscape architects, planners, economists and others to work with community leaders, stakeholders and citizens. The result is a broad assessment that helps to frame future policies and solutions and be proactive about sustainability.


At the Berkshire Museum, there’s something for everyone. We offer a unique blend of exhibitions, galleries, and attractions for families of all ages. See exhibitions, fine art, and sculpture from around the world. Explore our touch tank and aquarium.


The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) is the eastern Massachusetts regional association of the AIA, and consists of 4,000 +/- public, professional and affiliate members. It is the largest branch of the AIA. Affiliate members include engineers, contractors, owners/clients, public officials, other allied professionals, students and others interested in the built environment. The BSA has sister chapters in Central MA and Western MA — the three chapters constitute AIA Massachusetts.


The Department of Architecture provides an accessible, intellectually rigorous design education in the art and science of the built environment The interdisciplinary, collaborative department embraces spirited, socially progressive, and environmentally responsive design. It is New England’s first and only public architecture program.


The Center for EcoTechnology helps people and businesses save energy and reduce waste. As a non-profit 501(c)(3), CET works with partners throughout the region to help transform the way we live and work for a better community, economy, and environment – now and for the future.


The Architectural Access Board (AAB) is a regulatory agency within the Massachusetts Office of Public Safety. Its legislative mandate states that it shall develop and enforce regulations designed to make public buildings accessible to, functional for, and safe for use by persons with disabilities.


Since opening in 1999, MASS MoCA has become one of the world’s premier centers for making and showing the best art of our time. More than 80 major new works of art and more than 50 performances have been created through fabrication and rehearsal residencies in North Adams, making MASS MoCA perhaps the most fertile site in the country for new art.


Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum makes its 16,000-object collection available and relevant to teaching and research across the disciplines – by offering special exhibitions, events, publications, and class visits. The Museum serves a wider public and the community: always free of charge and in a facility that is fully accessible.


Museums 10 is a consortium forged to celebrate the collections and promote the programs of its affiliated museums to local, regional, and national visitors, and to heighten awareness of the offerings of the individual institutions while highlighting the diversity and outstanding educational resource that they collectively represent. Museums10 is facilitated by Five Colleges, Inc.


The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) helps high-performance building and energy efficiency professionals improve their practices by learning from and networking with each other. Founded in 1974, NESEA is today the region’s leading 501(c)(3) organization promoting sustainable energy practices in the built environment.


The Smith College Museum of Art invites groups to reserve guided tours or self-guided visits to the museum. Guided and self-guided tours for K-12 school groups are free of charge. Adult and non-Five College student groups are charged admission and are kindly asked to make an additional donation of $2 per person for a guided tour.


The Springfield Museums, located in the heart of downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, is comprised of five world-class museums, offering everything from art to science and history. The Museums Association is proud to be home to the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden.


Since its founding in 1975, the UMass Fine Arts Center has been a central force in the cultural, social and academic life of the University, the Five College campuses, and the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. The Fine Arts Center offers educational, visual, and performing arts programs.


One of the finest college art museums in the country, the Williams College Museum of Art houses 13,000 works that span the history of art. Open Tuesday through Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5 Free admission. Wheelchair accessible.