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Learn and Network During the AIA Convention!
May 17 – 19, 2012
2012 Whitney M. Young Jr., Award Recipient Mortimer M. Marshall Jr., FAIA
SA201 Connecting Diversity and Design: Award-Winning Diversity Strategies and How You Can Implement Them
Saturday, May 19
8:30 – 10:00 AM
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
The 2012 recipients of the AIA Whitney M. Young Jr. Award - Mortimer M. Marshall Jr., FAIA - and the AIA Diversity Recognition Program - AIA Dallas Latinos in Architecture - will share their successful strategies for outreach to underrepresented groups. The AIA Whitney M. Young Jr. Award honors the late Whitney M. Young Jr., who challenged the architecture profession to embrace its responsibility toward current social issues. It is conferred by the AIA Board of Directors on an architect or architecturally oriented organization in recognition of a significant contribution toward meeting this responsibility. The Diversity Recognition Program seeks to recognize architects and components for exemplary commitment and contributions to diversifying the profession of architecture so that it better mirrors the society it serves. These recipients have actively engaged underrepresented groups to increase their appreciation of the built environment and their awareness of architecture as an attainable profession. Participants will hear from and actively engage these award recipients, learning about their diversity initiatives and how they can implement similar strategies at the local level. Participants will leave with a collection of proven tools and resources to engage their firms, components, and communities around diversity and inclusion.
Sponsored by the AIA Diversity Council.