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      AIA Diversity Recognition Program selects Honoree

      Program Lauds Efforts to Create a More Diverse and Inclusive Profession

      Contact: Matt Tinder

      For immediate release:
      Washington, D.C. – April 12, 2012 –
      The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion recently announced that it has selected AIA Dallas Latinos in Architecture as the 2012 honoree of the AIA Diversity Recognition Program. Now in its fourth year, the Diversity Recognition program recognizes architects and component chapters that are actively committed to increasing diversity and inclusion within the architecture profession.

      Jurors were most impressed with AIA Dallas Latinos in Architecture’s variety of programs and events; a three-pronged focus on education, the community, and the profession; and the relative ease that its initiatives could be duplicated in chapters and firms across the country.

      “The AIA Diversity Recognition Program showcases how different folks design the processes that meet their needs,” writes 2011 and 2012 juror Clarence Kwan, AIA. “Hopefully, others can learn from these examples and implement their own plans.”

      AIA Dallas Latinos in Architecture’s submission will be exhibited at the 2012 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in Washington, DC, and will be available for viewing at the AIA’s Diversity and Inclusion web page in May:

      In addition, AIA Dallas Latinos in Architecture will be featured along with the 2012 Whitney M. Young Jr., Award recipient Mortimer M. Marshall Jr., FAIA, during the convention session SA201 Connecting Diversity and Design: Award-Winning Diversity Strategies and How You Can Implement Them, on Saturday, May 19, 8:30 -10:00 am.

      All are invited to watch the introductory video about the Program featuring past recipients and their initiatives.

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