Photograph courtesy Designing in Color

Photograph courtesy Designing in Color

Architecture remains very much a white profession, but time after time, research has shown us that a diverse workforce increases creativity, productivity, debate, and problem-solving among companies. This story is presented across three articles: Part 1 explores the barriers that people of color face in entering the design profession; Part 2 describes organizations addressing some of these barriers; and Part 3, below, looks at firm initiatives to create a more equitable work environment.

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Courtesy Designing in Color

Courtesy Designing in Color

Part 3: Firm Initiatives

This final part of our series highlights proactive efforts by architecture and design firms to address minority underrepresentation in the workforce.