Career and the profession

An Investigation into Bias in the Architecture Profession

In partnership with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Center for WorkLife Law examined how bias plays out in the architecture profession, how it affects workplace processes such as hiring and performance evaluations, and how it affects outcome measures such as intent to stay with one’s employer.

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Lakisha Woods selected AIA Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer

Woods will serve as the 15th EVP/CEO of the American Institute of Architects.

Nov 19, 2021

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Board of Directors has selected Lakisha Ann Woods, CAE, as the next AIA Executive Vice President/Chief Executive Officer effective Jan. 31, 2022.

Career and the profession

Five projects by Hispanic architects

A study titled "Where Are My People? Hispanic & Latinx in Architecture", part of a larger series on diversity in architecture compiled by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), highlights a lack of recognition for Hispanic & Latinx architects in the profession's highest honors (AIA Gold Medal, AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion, Pritzker Prize, and ACSA Distinguished Professor). The author states, "...On the whole, [statistics] indicate that while schools are currently enrolling Hispanic/Latinx students at adequate numbers this does not transfer directly to the profession."

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Regional Climate Risks

AIAU

Understanding your project's climate is critical to improve design. This 10-part series explains changing and expected climate trends for each region of the US.

Design for Aging Review Awards, 16th Edition

The Design for Aging Review showcases communities that represent conscientious surroundings and advance environments for senior living. These 8 projects represent the Merit and Special Recognition award recipients:

Career and the profession

Supporting architecture’s next generation

Zuleika Baldeo, a Morgan State University sophomore and recipient of the Curry Stone Foundation Diversity Advancement Scholarship, reflects on her path to the profession.

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