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Why Harvard GSD’s Black in Design Conference Is Needed Now, According to Its Student Organizers

This weekend’s event will address the role architecture plays in identity, race, agency, and equality. By Katharine Keane Diversity continues to be lacking in architecture, though the demographics of the profession are slowly changing. Despite politicians largely ignoring...
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Gender Diversity Increased in Architecture in 2016 | Architect Magazine

This is the first time since the licensing body started collecting demographics data that gender equity has improved at every career stage. By Katharine Keane According to a preview of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ (NCARB) forthcoming 2017...
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Why the scale figures in architectural images need to be more diverse – Curbed

Renderings play a key part in making architecture more inclusive by Emily Nonko      When Rose Florian and Kordae Henry met as graduate architecture students at the University of Pennsylvania, the pair started thinking about the power of an image. Their work required them to...
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The AIA Seeks to Champion Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

A new report by the organization’s Equity in Architecture commission details 11 recommendations for the design profession. By Wanda Lau The architecture profession in the United States is—slowly—becoming more diverse, as shown in recent reports, such as one by the National...
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Q+A: Takeaways from the AIA’s New Diversity Report

There’s room for improvement, says Tania Salgado, chair of the AIA Diversity Council. By Hallie Busta 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...
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The AIA Explores Perceptions of Gender and Racial Equity in Architecture

Significantly more women than men noted gender disparity in the industry, while a majority of respondents agreed that minorities are under-represented. The question remains: What are we going to do about it? By Hallie Busta It’s been a decade since the AIA took an in-depth,...
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The Diversity Imperative | Architect Magazine

With two big announcements, the AIA puts diversity right where it belongs: as a top priority. By Ned Cramer 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...
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Finding links amid diversity for the architecture and design industry | Architecture And Design

Deborah Singerman What is shaping changes in design forms? While designers themselves are contributing to the transition, Paul Peng believes “the invisible…more decisive hand of globalisation” is at least as important an influence. As General Manager of IAPA (International...
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