Located in regions across Ontario, the 14 Local Architectural Societies can be thought of as the regional chapters of the OAA, providing opportunities for dialogue between local architects and the wider architectural community. They work to raise the awareness, appreciation, and understanding of architecture within their communities.
The 14 Local Architectural Societies provide a venue for dialogue between local architects, a support network for professional advice, social interaction among the architectural community, and opportunities for leadership, continuing education, and community outreach.
The Societies represent the regional interests and concerns of architects across the province. They are very active within their community, often developing partnerships or collaborating with the municipality, school boards, heritage and historical societies, and local construction associations. Their projects and events include organizing and participating in lectures, forums, building tours, networking events and exhibits