Wanda Lau: Attendees of AIA San Francisco's 2016 Equity by Design symposium compile action items to promote equity in the architecture profession into an Eames-inspired house of cards.

Wanda Lau: Attendees of AIA San Francisco’s 2016 Equity by Design symposium compile action items to promote equity in the architecture profession into an Eames-inspired house of cards.

The architecture profession in the United States is—slowly—becoming more diverse, as shown in recent reports, such as one by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. However, a lack of equity among design professionals still remains: Women and minorities are still less likely to hold leadership positions or receive equal pay for equal work in design firms, as revealed in the AIA’s “Diversity in the Profession of Architecture” survey and AIA San Francisco Equity by Design committee’s detailed “Equity and Architecture” survey.