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AIA Diversity and Inclusion Resource Center of Excellence

Diversity Council | Gateway Commitment | AIA/NOMA MOU


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.”


Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s Summit! The AIA is proud 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 found it a relevant and worthwhile initiative. For a brief look at what attendees experienced in Seattle:

Here’s What Happens When 300 Ambitious Women Architects Meet Up

Celebrating Women Leaders: Creating Cultural Change


Coming Soon: Call for Entries for the AIA Diversity Recognition Program

The AIA Diversity Recognition Program seeks to recognize architects, components, and others for exemplary commitment and contributions to diversifying the profession of architecture. A diversified profession mirrors the society it serves; celebrates and encourages the contributions of all architects, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical ability, religious belief, geographic location, or practice; encourages alternatives to traditional practice models; and provides opportunities for a greater variety of individuals to become architects, take advantage of leadership opportunities, and influence our practices and our professional lives.

Submission Deadline: November 18, 2015



Careers in Architecture Toolkit

Multicultural Summit Toolkit

Women in Architecture Toolkit



Our Commitment

AIA Diversity Statements and Definitions
Gateway Commitment

AIA/NOMA Memorandum of Understanding

Mark Your Calendar

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

AIA Leadership Institute | Oct. 23, 2015 | Various Locations

AIA Convention 2016 | May 19-21, 2016 | Philadelphia, PA


Here’s What Happens When 300 Ambitious Women Architects Meet Up

What We Can Do to Help Architecture Professionals Alleviate Student Debt

Nominate Members to Serve on AIA National Committees

Proposed Bill Targets Relief from Student Loans

The 2015 Recipients of the Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship

HuffPost Blog: A Decade After Katrina, Architects Help Prepare for a Resilient Future

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.

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

Our Partners


Girl Scouts of America

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)

National Urban League (NUL)

Out & Equal

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