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AIA Diversity and Inclusion celebrates the multitude of perspectives and experiences within the profession, empowers members to become active and engaged in their communities, and offers tools and resources needed to remain competitive and relevant within a changing global marketplace.line_horizontal

AIA Diversity Statement

“Diversity is a cultural ethos embraced by AIA membership to foster inclusion, service and a quality of life in celebration of all communities in our society. This is regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, religion, physical ability, sexual orientation or identity, age, geography, intellectual or practice area.”


Register Today for the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit 2015

Due to an overwhelming response, the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit 2015 is now sold out! Thank you to those who have registered and shared this event with your friends and colleagues. We are pleased to continue to provide this forum to recognize, inform, and champion the work being created by women in architecture, and that so many of you find it a relevant and worthwhile initiative. For those unable to join us in-person this year, please consider the following options for engaging with WLS from afar. Read More.

Is your group interested in hosting the 2017 Summit? Submit an application today. Deadline: August 13


2015 AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship.

The 2015 AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship application deadline has passed. Check back in June when we announce this year’s recipients!

This AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship provides assistance to high school graduates, college freshmen, and community college students from a minority and/or financially disadvantaged background who intend to pursue a NAAB-accredited professional degree in Architecture. A professional degree is either a 5-year Bachelor of Architecture degree or a 4+2 pre-professional Bachelor degree followed by a Master of Architecture degree. Read More.



Careers in Architecture Toolkit

Multicultural Summit Toolkit

Women in Architecture Toolkit



Our Commitment

AIA Diversity Statements and Definitions
Meet the AIA Diversity Council – coming soon!
Gateway Commitment

AIA/NOMA Memorandum of Understanding

Mark Your Calendar

AIA Women’s Leadership Summit 2015
| Sept. 17-19, 2015 | Seattle, WA

NOMA Conference | Oct. 15-17, 2015 | New Orleans, LA


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The 2015 Recipients of the Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship

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Challenging Filmmakers to Look Up

Video: Make Your Mark

Tools & Resources


Tools and Resources focused on accessibility/universal design, K-12/architecture education, the LGBT community, multiculturalism, women in architecture; and tools for firms and components.

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AIA Diversity Recognition Program
Careers in Architecture Toolkit

Diversity Initiatives at Local Components

Look up Programs and Events at Your Local Component

Look Up Programs and Events at Your Local NOMA Chapter



AIA Diversity Recognition Program
Women in Architecture and Design ATHENA Awards

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