Diversity Recognition Program

The AIA Diversity Recognition Program seeks to recognize architects, components, and others for exemplary commitment and contributions to diversifying the profession of architecture. A diverse profession mirrors the society it serves; celebrates and encourages the contributions of all architects, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, physical ability, religious belief, geographic location, or practice. Diversity encourages alternatives to traditional practice models and provides opportunities for a greater variety of individuals to become architects.

This call for submissions is open to all, including members of the AIA and non-AIA members.

Applicants may enter in no more than two categories in any given year. Multiple entries in the same category are not permissible (i.e., only one entry per category for a total of two categories). Should an applicant submit multiple entries in a category, none of the entries will be considered. The jury reserves the right to reclassify an entry if this is deemed to be appropriate.

Anyone submitting for the AIA Diversity Recognition Program should have no active litigation for discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation, age or religious belief (see AIA Public Policy and Position Statements on Diversity).

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