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Equity Diversity Inclusion & Belonging

Moving justice and equity decisively from aspiration to action.

The American Institute of Architects, as part of the global community, champions a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion within the profession of architecture to create a better environment for all. Achieving this vision has a direct impact on the relevance of our profession and the world's prosperity, health, and future.

Equity resources

Use these resources to supplement your own professional EDI development.

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.

Initiative

Harassment Prevention Resources

This page offers resources to members to identify and respond to harassment in the workplace.

Report

Examining the state of diversity

A new report reveals the state of diversity within architecture, with special attention to gender and race, challenges to career advancement, and job satisfaction levels.

Report

Recommendations from AIA's Equity in Architecture Commission

A blue-ribbon panel of architects, educators, and diversity experts came together to strengthen the commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at AIA and in every practice.

Membership demographics

The following report aggregates key demographic trends regarding The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA’s) membership, board of directors, strategic council, and national staff. Please note that while AIA’s membership is an extensive community of more than 95,000 architectural professionals, participation in AIA is not mandatory to practice, and not all AIA members are licensed in the United States.

Design for Equitable Communities

Design solutions affect more than the client and current occupants. Good design positively impacts future occupants and the larger community.

Guides for Equitable for Practice

Learn more about making your workplace equitable.

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