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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.”



2014 AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship

(Previously the AIA/AAF Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship Program)

We are now accepting applications for the 2014 AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship. This 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 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.


Diversity and Inclusion Events at the AIA National Convention

Attending the AIA National Convention? Join us at our Diversity Council events and come see us in the Diversity Lounge on the Expo Floor.


2014 AIA Diversity Recognition Progam

AIA Miami Architects in the Making (AIM) and the Cincinnati Architecture Mentoring Program (Summer CAMP) have been selected as honorees of the 2014 AIA Diversity Recognition Program and will be recognized during an Awards Luncheon at the Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference. 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

AIA Diversity Action Plan

Gateway Commitment

AIA/NOMA Memorandum of Understanding

Mark Your Calendar

AIA National Convention
| June 26-28| Chicago, IL


Engaging and Empowering the Next Generation
2014 AIA Associates Awards Announced

2014 AIA Institute Honors for Young Architects Announced

Ivenue Love-Stanley, FAIA, Awarded the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award

Julia Morgan First Woman to be Awarded the AIA Gold Medal

Louise Bethune: America’s First Woman Architect

Q&A with Tamarah Begay, AIA: Navajo Nation Architect, Barbie Ambassador

Harvey Gantt, FAIA, Celebrated with AIA Whitney Young Award

Cameron Sinclair: Architecture for Everyone

TOMS Shoes Founder Blake Mycoskie: Make Giving Work as a Business Strategy

A Beacon of Hope for Denver’s Growing Homeless Population

AIA Celebrates Efforts to Create a More Diverse & Inclusive Profession

Katherine Darnstadt, AIA: Trial by Public Interest Design

AIAS Grassroots Conference Begins July 25 in Alexandria, Va.

The Architecture of Seduction: Fire Island Modernism and Architect Horace Gifford

Congratulations to the Newest Members of the AIA College of Fellows!

AIA/Public Architecture 1% Case Study: Kiva Headquarters in San Francisco, Designed by STUDIOS Architecture

Architecture Students: Apply for an AIAS Honor Award

Ada Louise Huxtable, Champion of Livable Architecture, Dies at 91

Face of the AIA: AIA Dallas Latinos in Architecture, Recipient of the 2012 AIA Diversity Recognition Program

Why the Lack of Black Students

The American Institute of Architects and the National Organization of Minority Architects Updates Memorandum of Understanding during Year of NOMA’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

Courtney Brett, AIA, Is 25 Years Old

High School Architecture Classes Get a Chance to Work with Local Architects

Professor Suzanne Frasier, AIA: Urban Planning From Baltimore to Bhopal

How High Design Can Help the Homeless

Heroism, Utopia, and Enrique Norten, Hon. FAIA

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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

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AIA Diversity Recognition Program
Women in Architecture and Design ATHENA Awards

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