Upcoming events

    • 16 Mar 2023
    • 01 Jun 2023
    • Application Deadline June 1, 2023

    AIA Central Massachusetts (AIA CM) is pleased to announce its Annual Scholarship Awards Program.

    We have partnered with AIA National and Pella Windows and Doors to match at least $1500 in scholarship grants! That means this year we can offer:

    • $1000 scholarships to full/part time students in an architectural program at a community college or a technical college
    • $2000 scholarships to a full-time student in an architectural degree program at an NAAB accredited college.
    • Students Apply by June 1
    • Materials Due by July 1
    • Award Status Notification by September 1
    • Award Recipients will be featured in the AIA CM Newsletter plus receive an invitation to attend, and be recognized at, the AIA Central Massachusetts awards program dinner
    • A Massachusetts resident attending an accredited U.S. College of Architecture or a Technical School or Community College Architecture Program
    • A student studying architecture full-time at a Massachusetts College or a Technical School or Community College Architecture Program AND a U.S. Resident
    • Employed by a Firm based in Massachusetts.
    • Priority is given to students either from Central Massachusetts or attending school in our region.
    • High school graduates who have been accepted to an NAAB accredited program or a Technical School or Community College Architecture Program for their freshman year are also eligible.
    • Applicants must return to continue their professional studies in the academic year 2023-2024.

    Scholarship award funds will be credited to the winning students’ college account for tuition payment and/or educational material costs. The AIA CM Scholarship Awards Committee selects the recipients and will notify award winners by Friday, September 1, 2023.

    Important Information:

    Eligibility Criteria

    Eligible applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited school pursuing studies in architecture and meet at least one of the following requirements:

    Submission Requirements

    The student is required to provide the following materials:

    1.  A brief essay, describing their efforts and why they believe they should be selected. Please include your name and email address on each page.

    2.  One letter of faculty recommendation

    How to Apply - 2-Step Process

    On-line Application: No later than June 1 

    Required Materials: Submit to AIACMScholarships@gmail.com no later than July 1, 2023.

    Email Subject Line must contain the student’s last name followed by type of material, e.g. SMITH_ESSAY, SMITH_RECOMMENDATION or SMITH_BOTH

    All materials should be in PDF Format.

    For Additional Information: ExecDirector@aiacm.org

    • 12 May 2023
    • 12 Jun 2023
    • 11:30 PM

    About the Awards Program

    We are highlighting and celebrating design within Central Massachusetts and beyond. Entrants may submit any structure or project type built or unbuilt, with a completion date after December 31, 2018. Entries will be evaluated within one of three project categories.

    Project Categories

    Category #1: AIA CM Architect

    Projects designed for any location in the world by an AIA Central Massachusetts (AIA CM) Architect

    Category #2: AIA Architect

    Projects designed within one of the 88 Central Massachusetts towns that comprise the AIA CM by an American Institute of Architects (AIA) member of an AIA Chapter other than AIA CM.

    Category #3: All Other Entries

    Projects designed within one of the 88 Central Massachusetts towns that comprise the AIA CM by an entrant who is not an AIA member.

    Download  2023 AIA CM Awards.pdf for all deadlines, instructions, and award criteria.

    • 13 Jun 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Emerald House Studio, 435 Lancaster Street, Suite 360, Leominster

    This month's meeting of the AIA CM Board will take place on Tuesday, June 13 at 6:30 PM. 

    All members welcome to attend. This meeting will be held at the office of Emerald House Studio in Leominster.

    • 14 Jun 2023
    • 6:00 PM
    • Park View Room, 230 Park Ave., Worcester

    Join AIA Central Massachusetts and Preservation Worcester for a screening and discussion of the film, Olmsted and America's Urban Parks.

    The one-hour documentary "examines the formation of America’s first great city parks in the late 19th century through the enigmatic eyes of Frederick Law Olmsted (1822 – 1903), visionary urban planner and landscape architect."

    The screening will be held in the Park View Room at 230 Park Ave., Worcester

    6:00-6:30 Meet and greet, with refreshments

    6:30-7:30 Film screening

    7:30-8:00 Speaker comments

    Credits: 1.5 HSW/LU 

    Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-night-screening-and-discussion-of-olmsted-and-americas-urban-parks-tickets-639839827147

    We will be joined by Alan Banks, who oversaw the historical interpretation of Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, Massachusetts for nearly 30 years. Recently retired, he now serves as a consultant to various organizations including the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and the National Association for Olmsted Parks. He also is a board member of the Friends of Fairsted, a group that supports Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.

    Alan has researched and developed a variety of landscape walking tours, slide lectures and presentations on the Olmsteds and their work across to a variety of groups. Alan was also highlighted in the Boston Globe for his walking tours of the Boston Park System. He appears in Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks, and has also acted as a consultant for a variety of other films including Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America. 

Past events

16 May 2023 Building Construction Tour: The New Doherty Memorial High School
10 May 2023 Biophilic Design with Windows and Doors by Marvin
09 May 2023 May Board Meeting
11 Apr 2023 April Board Meeting
14 Mar 2023 March Board Meeting
08 Mar 2023 Mass Timber Construction: Products, Performance and Design
14 Feb 2023 February Board Meeting
08 Feb 2023 Polishing Concrete Presented by Sherwin Williams
11 Jan 2023 Biophilic Design in Action
10 Jan 2023 January Board Meeting
14 Dec 2022 Ultracompact Surfacing: Redefining Boundaries of Interior and Exterior Spaces
07 Dec 2022 AIA CM Annual Meeting 2022
18 Nov 2022 Architectural Tour of the Prior Performing Arts Center
09 Nov 2022 November Board Meeting
09 Nov 2022 Rethinking Light, Design and Human Experience
04 Nov 2022 2022 AIA Central Massachusetts Design Awards Dinner
18 Oct 2022 Tour of Unity Hall at WPI
12 Oct 2022 Optimizing Human Experience by Design
11 Oct 2022 October Board Meeting
13 Sep 2022 September Board Meeting
13 Sep 2022 Strategies To Lower CO2 Emissions Using Concrete Masonry
17 Aug 2022 Risk Control for Architects, Engineers and Environmental Professionals. Best Practices for Improved Performance and Profitability
15 Aug 2022 Natural Slate Rainscreen Cladding Systems presented by CUPACLAD
28 Jul 2022 Benjamin Moore Presents Paint 201: Practical Solutions and Problem Solving Techniques
15 Jul 2022 AIA CM 2022 Student Scholarship Opportunity
29 Jun 2022 Designing and Specifying Custom Windows for Luxury Residences by Pella
07 Jun 2022 June Board Meeting
18 May 2022 Coatings that Work by Sherwin Williams
10 May 2022 May Board Meeting
02 May 2022 2022 AIA Central MA Design Awards Application
12 Apr 2022 April Board Meeting
06 Apr 2022 Toward Carbon Positive Architecture
08 Mar 2022 March Board Meeting
02 Mar 2022 Building Energy Code Straw Proposal: Updated Stretch Energy Code and Specialized Opt-in Code
08 Feb 2022 February Board Meeting
11 Jan 2022 January Board Meeting
14 Dec 2021 AIA CM Annual Meeting 2021
14 Dec 2021 Adhesive-free Floors by Altro
30 Nov 2021 SPECIAL MEETING - Strategic Planning
09 Nov 2021 November AIACM Board Meeting
16 Oct 2021 Worcester Blackstone Canal District Tour: How the Past Shapes the Future
16 Oct 2021 2021 AIA New England Design Awards Program
12 Oct 2021 October AIACM Board Meeting
06 Oct 2021 Climate Change, Smart Buildings & Net Zero Design
14 Sep 2021 September AIACM Board Meeting
17 Aug 2021 SPECIAL MEETING - New Executive Director Search
03 Aug 2021 SPECIAL MEETING - New Executive Director Search
20 Jul 2021 SPECIAL MEETING - New Executive Director Search
23 Jun 2021 Annual Building Code Education Session
08 Jun 2021 June AIA CM Executive Committee Meeting
11 May 2021 May AIA CM Executive Committee Meeting
22 Apr 2021 Healthy Buildings
13 Apr 2021 April AIA CM Executive Committee Meeting
23 Mar 2021 Celebrate International Women's Month - March Program
09 Mar 2021 March AIA CM Executive Committee Meeting
23 Feb 2021 (Rescheduled) Healthy Buildings
09 Feb 2021 February AIA CM Executive Committee Meeting
27 Jan 2021 Three Ways to "Steel" the Look with Pella
12 Jan 2021 January AIA CM Executive Committee Meeting
16 Dec 2020 AIA CM Annual Meeting
12 Dec 2020 AIA CM Holiday Dinner
08 Dec 2020 AIA CM 2020 Scholarship Application
01 Dec 2020 An Online Design Film Night: "Urbanized"
17 Nov 2020 AIA CM's 2020 Design Film Night
10 Nov 2020 November AIA CM Executive Committee Meeting
20 Oct 2020 October Education Event: Building Envelope Solutions
20 Oct 2020 October AIA CM Executive Committee Meeting
15 Sep 2020 2020 WCCSI Architectural Scavenger Hunt
09 Sep 2020 September AIA CM Executive Committee Meeting
18 Aug 2020 Building Construction Tour of The New South High Community School
01 Jul 2020 July AIA CM Executive Committee Meeting
10 Jun 2020 June AIA CM Executive Committee Meeting
27 May 2020 IECC Commercial Code Updates for Massachusetts
13 May 2020 May AIA CM Executive Committee Meeting
29 Apr 2020 IECC Residential Code Updates for Massachusetts
22 Apr 2020 CANCELLED: APEX Entertainment Center Tour
08 Apr 2020 April AIA CM Executive Committee Meeting
11 Mar 2020 March AIA CM Executive Committee Meeting
26 Feb 2020 High Performance Coatings Workshop: Selection and Specifications
12 Feb 2020 February AIA CM Executive Committee Meeting
22 Jan 2020 Windows and Wood
08 Jan 2020 January AIA CM Executive Committee Meeting

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