AIA Central Massachusetts Awards 2022

We are highlighting and celebrating design within Central Massachusetts and beyond. Entrants may submit any structure or project type built or unbuilt. There are no specific project type or completion date restrictions. 

Schedule and Deadlines

  • Registration has passed for 2022
  • Applicant Status Notification: September 2022
  • Awards Dinner: November 2022

Jury and Judging Criteria

Jurors will consist of a select group of AIA Architects. The judging criterion is design excellence over a wide range of building and project types, size, and budget.

The jury will determine the extent of design excellence based upon the entrant’s presentation of functional aspects, contextual, sustainable, social, cost effectiveness, aesthetic and/or other defined characteristics.

Meet our distinguished jurors: Stephen Shreiber from AIA Western Massachusetts, Tolya Stonorov of AIA Vermont, and John Priestly from AIA Maine.

More details including all submission requirements can be found here

Upcoming Events

AIACM Scholarship Program Expanded in 2022

We are expanding our scholarship program this year!

We have partnered with AIA National to match $1,500 in scholarship grants. So, this year we are offering:

  • Two $500 scholarships to full/part time students in an architectural program at a community college or a technical college.
  • And two $1000 scholarships to a full-time student in an architectural degree program at an NAAB accredited college.

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What is AIA Central Massachusetts?

AIA Central Massachusetts (AIA CM) is the Central Massachusetts Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture, a national organization based in Washington, D.C. that has been the leading professional membership association for architects and allied partners since 1857.

Who Does AIA CM Serve?

AIA CM serves architects and associated professionals, students, the general public, homeowners, and anyone looking for more information on design and architecture in the Central Massachusetts area. 

Our Purpose and Mission

AIA CM is here to help architects and designers with resources, networking opportunities and up to date information about the architecture community in Central Massachusetts.

A Statement Against Racial Injustice

AIA CM supports the promotion of human and civil rights, universal respect for human dignity, and unbiased treatment of all persons. Read the Statement in Full

Meet our 2021 Scholarship Winner

AIACM is pleased to announce that Brenda Hernandez is the recipient of the 2021 scholarship for $1,000, including $500 from AIA Central Massachusetts and a matching award from AIA National.

A M.Arch candidate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brenda is a first generation American from El Paso, TX. Brenda received her BA from Smith College in Architecture and Landscape Studies. She credits her liberal arts background with helping inform her designs and interest in interdisciplinary exploration.

Each year the scholarship committee of AIA CM awards up to two scholarships to deserving architecture students. Congratulations Brenda and all the best at MIT this year!


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