Whether you are building a new home, planning to build a school, or a commercial development, these resources can help you find the right architect to work with you. We have referral listings, helpful guides and resources, and a information on community design and development to enhance the built environment.

For a directory of all AIA architecture firms in Massachusetts visit www.architects.org/directories/list_firms.

Homeowners
– resources for homeowners researching architects and residential design projects and information for all individuals interested in how architecture and design influence our built environment.

The Boston Society of Architects has referral listings, helpful guides and resources to inform and enhance your residential design and construction project.  The BSA is also a clearinghouse of information on community design and development and urban design and planning issues – learn how good design and smart growth initiatives led by architects are enhancing our built environment.

If you don’t find what you are looking for, please write to AIA Central Massachusetts  at info@aiacm.org.  We are here to help you.

Residential Design and Construction 2008
Homeowners are invited to attend Residential Design and Construction 2008 on April 2-3 at the Seaport World Trade Center Boston. Residential Design and Construction 2008 is a two-day tradeshow and convention featuring over 250 exhibits and special events focusing on New England's residential design and construction industry. For more details, go to www.rdcboston.com.

Homeowner's Project Handbook 2007 Edition
Homeowner's Project Handbook 2007 Edition is a free resource for home and small-business owners considering renovation, addition or new construction projects. It describes the architect's role, as well as:
  • the design and construction process
  • development of budget and schedules
  • the value an architect brings to the project
Homeowner's Project Handbook also includes an up-to-date directory of hundreds of architects who do residential and small commercial work. Request a free copy by calling / writing the BSA at 617-951-1433 x221 / bsa@architects.org. You may also use the online version, or download a pdf version at www.architects.org/project_handbook.

Books and Publications
The following books and publications are available through the Boston Society of Architects online store, click the title to read a description and order online. Books are also available through mail order.  
  • You and Your Architect free download (Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view)
  • Beginner's Guide free download (Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view)
  • Owner, Contractor Relationships: A Project Guide; 18 pp. (BSA pub. # 06; $6.50)
  • The Directory of Architecture Firms in Massachusetts, 180 pp. (BSA pub. # 80; $31.25)... also available online, visit the Directories page.
  • Dozens of other books on design…
Related sites:
Building Online (resources, information and thousands of links to Web pages about building and home improvement): www.buildingonline.com

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