Equity in Architecture Commission Report now available

11 priority recommendations to strengthen AIA's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

For immediate release:  

Washington, D.C. – January 30, 2017 – After 14 months of work, the AIA's Equity in Architecture Commission has released a report with its recommendations for expanding and strengthening the AIA’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in the profession of architecture.  

The Commission, a panel of leading architects, educators, and diversity experts, was formed in 2015 to address concerns about disproportionate demographics among those in the profession. The Commission worked to identify the root causes for the lack of diversity and inclusion and offered recommendations on how to address those issues.  

The report can be accessed here.

“Our resolve and commitment to work toward a more diverse profession is a key value the Institute will not shy away from,” said 2017 AIA President Thomas Vonier, FAIA. “This report gives the AIA a solid framework to move closer to a more equitable and inclusive profession. In the months ahead, we look forward to implementing some of the recommendations put forth.”

About The American Institute of Architects

Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit www.aia.org.


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