There’s room for improvement, says Tania Salgado, chair of the AIA Diversity Council.
There’s a long way to go to achieving equitable representation in the architectural profession. That’s the perhaps unsurprising conclusion from the AIA’s “Diversity in the Profession of Architecture” survey, released last week and featuring responses from 7,500 practitioners polled via email about how demographics like race and gender influence the perception and, ultimately, the state of equity in architecture. Among the biggest takeaways: More women than men reported a gender imbalance at work; all respondents said that minorities were underrepresented; and men (white men followed by minority men) claimed higher job satisfaction than did women (white women followed by minority women). We checked in with Tania Salgado, AIA, chair of the AIA Diversity Council and a principal at Handprint Architecture, in Denver, to discuss what architects can learn from the report. She responded to our questions in an email.
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