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Public Call

Oct 30, 2019

Commissions seek architect participants

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From time to time, the BSA is asked to identify architects who are willing to join municipal task forces, design review boards, and other groups or commissions. There are few better ways for architects to use their unique skills in service to their profession, their community, Greater Boston, the Commonwealth, and New England.


Two current opportunities include:

  • Massachusetts Architects and Engineers Emergency Response Task Force (MA AEER) seeks an architect to hold a seat on its board of directors

MA AEER is a second responder disaster organization resource. It keeps a database of volunteers that go in after a disaster to provide technical expertise relative to health, safety and welfare. For this group that means assessing the condition of damaged buildings after a disaster.

The Task Force comprises three representatives from each of the following orgs: AIA MA, Boston Society of Civil Engineers, Structural Engineers Association of MA.

Once elected, the board member will serve a 3-year term. The board meets once per month for about 2 hours in Boston and there is an extra 1-3 hours per month of outside work to respond to emails and other minor tasks. During the meetings many aspects of disaster assistance are discussed, including Safety Assessment Training programs and volunteer database creation.

Candidates must be AIA members in good standing and should be passionate about disaster preparedness and building resilience in New England. Prior disaster experience is a plus, but not required.

Send resume and short letter of interest to Jennifer Effron: [email protected]

  • The Architect Licensing Advisors (ALA) Community seeks an AIA MA representative to serve as an architect licensing advisor

The ALA Community is a group of individuals that help candidates and architects on the path toward licensure by facilitating the reciprocal flow of information to students, candidates and architects.

Once selected, the representative will serve a 2-year term. The advisor serves as a resource and provides guidance within the context of state regulatory requirements and also assists with the NCARB application and documentation process. Attend training webinars, assist NCARB outreach presentations, be familiar with the guidelines. This takes anywhere from 1-5 hours per month.

Candidates must be an architect or actively pursuing licensure. Service as a volunteer architect licensing advisor is a plus.

Interested? Send resume and statement of interest to Jennifer Effron: [email protected]

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