With two big announcements, the AIA puts diversity right where it belongs: as a top priority.
The AIA put equality at the top of its agenda this year with two big moves: the naming of Denise Scott Brown, Hon. FAIA, and Robert Venturi, FAIA, as co-recipients of the 2016 Gold Medal, and the establishment of a Commission on Equity in Architecture. Both are laudable—the former as an acknowledgment of past wrongs, the latter as being rich with potential for future right action. The timing’s good too. Equality is a perennially important issue, but never before in my lifetime has the national conversation run so hot on issues of gender, race, religion, sexuality, and the many other ways we define ourselves and people around us.
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