Upcoming events

    • 12 Oct 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Optimizing Human Experience by Design

    Join us for a free, lunchtime virtual education session presented by USG Ceilings Plus.

    This program will demonstrate the importance of considering acoustics in the earliest phases of design. Participants will learn about acoustical design and the codes and standards that measure the performance of an acoustical material. Several examples of acoustical challenges will be explored. Solutions of many types will be presented including new monolithic acoustical drywall.

    Credits:  AIA       1 LU/HSW

    Learning Objectives

    1. Optimizing The Human Experience: Tailor design strategies to create architecture that is not only beautiful but also built to function around the needs of the occupants. Building occupants should not be dealing with a chronic problem of too much noise.

    2. State-Of-The-Art Acoustical Solutions: There are many product or system solutions available to designers with a range of aesthetics, performance and price points. We will show numerous possibilities and explain some of the features and benefits of each type.

    3. Optimizing Design: Review conceptual design strategies in notable projects by renown architects and designers.

    4. Acoustical Challenges: Look at some commonly problematic applications for architectural acoustics and explain why some spaces have become so noisy. Explore the negative effects too much noise on human beings. Learn about the science and standards of measuring sound and how this data is used by acousticians.

    This is a virtual event and free to attend. Login information will be provided upon registration.


    • 18 Oct 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    Join us for a tour of Worcester Polytechnic Institute's new academic and student services building, Unity Hall. Architects from Gensler will provide a tour of the building followed by a discussion of the design and construction of the facility.

    More details will be coming soon.

    WHEN: Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 5:00 PM

    WHERE: This in-person event will be held on the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The tour will begin in the 5th floor lobby area of the Unity Building

    PRICE: Free Event

    CREDITS: Pending



    • 09 Nov 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Rethinking Light, Design+ Human Experience in a Solid State World of LEDs

    A one-hour presentation explores the basics of advanced architectural anidolic daylighting strategies and determine how they can be deployed with LEDs in solid state lighting technologies.

    Participants will analyze human visual interpretation of light and color and application best practices for minimal energy usage in commercial and institutional settings using specific examples that focus on energy efficiency and sustainable design values.

    Credits:  AIA       1 LU/HSW

    Learning Objectives

    • Explore the basics of advanced architectural anidolic daylighting strategies and determine how they can be deployed with LEDs in solid state lighting technologies.
    • Analyze human visual interpretation of light and color and how that affects perception in the built environment; distinguish different types of light spectrum control, and discuss the color tuning abilities of tunable white fixtures to improve the comfort and well-being of people in the noted environment.
    • Identify application best practices for minimal energy usage in commercial and institutional settings using specific examples that focus on energy efficiency and sustainable design values.
    • Recognize the role of a lighting system as the backbone infrastructure in the next generation of buildings that synthesizes all elements of lighting design – industrial, optical, electrical, thermal and mechanical.

    This is a virtual event and free to attend. Login information will be provided upon registration.


Past events

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
17 Jun 2022 2022 AIA Central MA Design Awards Application
07 Jun 2022 June Board Meeting
18 May 2022 Coatings that Work by Sherwin Williams
10 May 2022 May Board Meeting
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
16 Jun 2021 CALL FOR ENTRIES - AIA New England Design Awards- REGISTRATION DATE EXTENDED
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
25 Mar 2020 CANCELLED: Devens Sustainable Development Tour
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
04 Dec 2019 Annual Chapter Meeting and Election of Officers
16 Nov 2019 2019 AIA CM Design Awards Dinner
06 Nov 2019 November AIA CM Executive Committee Meeting
29 Oct 2019 Film Night: 'The Urban Green'
09 Oct 2019 October AIA CM Executive Committee Meeting
25 Sep 2019 Designer Selection Board Meeting
24 Sep 2019 A Climate Reality Talk
17 Sep 2019 2019 WCCSI Architectural Scavenger Hunt
11 Sep 2019 September AIA CM Executive Committee Meeting
10 Sep 2019 AIA CM 2019 Scholarship Application
03 Sep 2019 AIA CM 2019 Design Award Application
26 Jun 2019 Annual Code Event - Two Education Sessions in One - 3.5 LU/HSWs
12 Jun 2019 AIA CM June EC Meeting
22 May 2019 AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY: DESIGNING FOR THE AGES A TOUR & PROGRAM
22 May 2019 LEED BD+C: What You Need to Know - A Lunch & Learn
08 May 2019 AIA CM May Executive Committee Meeting
01 May 2019 Design Film Night with Preservation Worcester
26 Apr 2019 1st International Conference on Urban Experience and Design
23 Apr 2019 Legal and Insurance Topics For Architects
10 Apr 2019 AIA CM April EC Meeting
26 Mar 2019 AIA CM March Education Program
12 Mar 2019 March Executive Committee Meeting
12 Feb 2019 February 2019 Executive Committee Meeting
29 Jan 2019 Window Jam-bor-ee: A Continuing Education Session
08 Jan 2019 January 2019 Executive Committee Meeting


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