Harassment resources

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

If you are an architect/designer, and believe you have been sexually harassed, here are options for you to consider.

An employee of a firm that believes he or she has been sexually harassed could report the harassment to the firm’s human resources department.  

In the absence of a human resources policy or department at a firm, an employee still has options for getting his or her harassment complaint addressed.

The individual can:

Where architects stand: A statement of our values

The AIA works to advance our nation’s quality of life and protect the public’s health, safety and welfare, as it has done for 160 years.

Career and the profession

Diversity and inclusion statement

Architects must encourage and celebrate the contributions of those who bring diverse experiences, views, and needs into the design process.


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.

Harassment Policy

This policy is designed to prevent sexual and other types of harassment within the AIA, and to provide for corrective action as appropriate.

Firm management

A statement by 2018 AIA President Carl Elefante on sexual harassment

"AIA stands by a set of values that guide us as a profession and a Code of Ethics that define standards of behavior for our members. Sexual harassment is not only illegal, it flies in the face of our values and ethics."

Career and the profession

Four tips to pursue equity in your firm

Women leaders in architecture share their best advice for achieving career fulfillment and how to contribute to a more equitible and inclusive profession.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion

The equity, diversity, and inclusion values of the AIA.

Career and the profession

Meeting the #MeToo moment

Architects may have found themselves at a critical juncture to take a leadership position on harassment and inequity, and therefore change the culture of the profession forever.

Where we stand: Sexual harassment & the architectural profession

Firm management

The AIA Trust offers members and components an HR-outsourcing program or Professional Employer Organization (PEO) through XcelHR which provides stability, reliability, and predictability to your HR compliance.

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