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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

The Women’s Leadership Summit is a 2-day conference for women in positions of leadership. The Summit will focus on supporting women in leadership by providing a forum to recognize, inform, and champion the work being created by women in architecture.

Strengthen your brand and your network. Elevate your exposure and your reach. And grow your legacy beyond your practice. Register today.


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.


2015 AIA Diversity Recognition Program

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently selected Urban Design Regional Employment Action for Minorities (UDream) and Sorg Architects as the 2015 honorees of the AIA Diversity Recognition Program. Now in its seventh year, the AIA Diversity Recognition Program recognizes architects, AIA components, educational institutions, and organizations that are actively committed to increasing diversity and inclusion within the architecture profession. 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

Gateway Commitment

AIA/NOMA Memorandum of Understanding

Mark Your Calendar

AIA National Convention
| May 14-16, 2015 | Atlanta, GA

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


It's Time for Architecture to Celebrate Diversity
First African American Female Graduate of the LSU School of Architecture to Earn Licensure

Lynne Fort on Changing the Way Designers Think About Disability

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.

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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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Girl Scouts of America

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National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)

National Urban League (NUL)

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