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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.”


Take the AIA Public Policies and Position Statements Survey

Several of the AIA Public Policies and Position Statements concerning sustainability, diversity, and public design are up for review this year. Let your voice be heard and complete the survey before its Sept. 30 deadline.


Gensler Scholarship Opporunties

Gensler is now accepting nominations for their 2015 Diversity Scholarship and their 2015 Brinkmann Scholarship. Applications for both scholarships are due by November 8. Please visit the Gensler Scholarships web page for more information.



Careers in Architecture Toolkit

Multicultural Summit Toolkit

Women in Architecture Toolkit



Our Commitment

AIA Diversity Statements and Definitions
Meet the AIA Diversity Council

AIA Diversity Action Plan

Gateway Commitment

AIA/NOMA Memorandum of Understanding

Mark Your Calendar

2014 Annual NOMA Conference
| October 1-5| Philadelphia, PA

Equity in Design | October 18| San Francisco, CA

Architect Barbie: The Debate and Discussion 3 Years Later | October 23| Washington, DC


Why Are There Not Enough Women Architects?
Designing Buildings that Work Like Flowers: Melissa Kops, AIA, on the Living Building Challenge

Diversity Update: Designing a More Diverse Profession

Two Students Selected to Receive the 2014 AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship

Affordable Housing: Design for All

Welcome to the New AIA

Why Aren’t Architects Licensed Upon Graduation?

Engaging and Empowering the Next Generation

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.

Get Involved


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

Our Partners


Girl Scouts of America

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)

National Urban League (NUL)

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