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 Apr 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual

    Window Solutions for Historic Buildings

    Join us for a lunchtime, virtual educational program hosted by Pella.

    Course Description

    In any given year, there are typically more building renovation and rehabilitation projects undertaken by owners than there are new construction projects. Only a small percentage of these existing building projects fall in the category of “historic” with the associated public programs and design restrictions that go along with that designation.

    The majority are motivated by changing owner needs, energy concerns, maintenance considerations, and general modernization or upgrade requirements. In all of these cases, windows are often a topic of interest and concern. Should they be replaced or can they be repaired? If they are replaced, what are the options? Which option is best for a particular situation? Understanding how to answer these questions gives architects the ability to work with their clients to make informed decisions and improve the overall outcome of projects.

    Credits:  AIA       1 LU/HSW


    • Discuss the historic significance of windows in existing buildings.

    • List the National Park Service's guidelines for historic window rehabilitation.

    • Design a window rehabilitation plan for buildings that includes recommendations for preservation, maintenance, repair, replacement where needed, design for missing historic features, alterations/additions, and energy retrofitting.

    • Evaluate window replacement options for existing commercial and institutional buildings.

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

Past events

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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