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The Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA/AIA) is the eastern Massachusetts chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). We are New England's largest building industry association.

The BSA/AIA helps architects and architecture thrive. We build a strong community by offering:

  • Professional education and networking programs including conferences, workshops, and more than 40 active knowledge communities
  • Advocacy for architects and architecture at the local, state, and national level
  • Independent journalism, views, and commentary
  • Opportunities to share our design expertise with neighbors, allies, and partner

Established in 1867, the BSA/AIA is the second largest chapter of the AIA with more than 4,500 members. We produce a diverse array of programs and editorial content focused on keeping the profession strong, creating thought leadership, and in providing a forum for conversation, discovery, and debate about design. Explore our professional programs to learn more about our membership at work.

The BSA/AIA works closely with the BSA Foundation to bring the power of design to everyone.

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Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Boston-area residents by championing innovation in the built environment. Support us today to ensure a more sustainable and equitable Greater Boston!

Support the BSA's work to build a better Boston by donating now.