Upcoming events

    • 07 Dec 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • LPA|A Offices at 108 Grove Street, Worcester
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    Annual Meeting 2022

    The Central Massachusetts Chapter of the AIA is holding its annual meeting for 2022. All members are welcome!

    The purpose is to nominate and elect officers and directors as well as representatives to State and Regional Organizations, to succeed those whose terms are about to expire. This is also the board's budget meeting for the coming year.


    • 14 Dec 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Ultracompact Surfacing: Redefining Boundaries of Interior and Exterior Spaces

    This course explores a cutting-edge technology called Ultracompact Surfacing. The audience will gain insight into how this surfacing material possesses similar characteristics of natural stone while providing unmatched durability and design flexibility. We will also explore its optimal use as cladding in a rainscreen application, as well as other options for material use.

    Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW Hour

    Learning Objectives

    By completing this course, the design professional will be able to:

    1.discuss the evolution of surfaces and the various types of surfacing material for interiorand exterior applications

    2.define ultracompact surfacing (UCS) and discuss the innovative production process thatcreates superior tile properties and reduced environmental impact

    3.discuss the advantages of compact surfaces in terms of strength, durability, chemicalresistance, absorption, abrasion resistance, and ASTM testing

    4.discuss selecting UCS in terms of life cycle environmental impact, color, texture, format,and general design flexibility, as well as the various possible interior and exteriorapplications, and

    5.identify key attributes of UCS, explaining how they influence material performance, safety, durability, and sustainability.

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


Past events

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
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
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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