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 and celebrates 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.

Submissions for the 2020 Diversity Recognition Program are due January 15, 2020.

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

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 beliefs.

AIA Public Policy and Position Statements on Diversity >

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