What will make the field more accessible—and more compelling—to a diversity of talent? How can we build the discipline we all deserve? (Rawpixel)

How can architects build the equitable discipline we deserve?

As the fall semester begins, how can architects and students work towards advancing a more equitable profession for the women, PoC, and disabled who have been marginalized or left behind by the system? By Jonathan Massey For those of us in schools of architecture, September is an...
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AIA Adopts New Rules and Ethical Standards for Members

AIA Board of Directors approves new rules explicitly addressing sexual harassment, equity in the profession, and sustainability. WASHINGTON – Sept. 11, 2018 – The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Board of Directors approved several changes to the AIA Code of Ethics and...
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Equity and inclusion surge to the forefront of the AIA conference. The Javits Center's 36th St. entrance. (Javitscenter/Wikipedia)

Equity and inclusion surge to the forefront ahead of this year’s AIA conference

A flash mob, workshops on #MeToo, and a resolution requiring ethical and equitable workplaces are all in the cards for this year’s conference. By Jonathan Hilburg , Sukjong Hong With only a couple of days left until the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 (A’18) brings thousands...
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Pursuing Equity: 11 steps toward equitable practice.

11 steps toward equitable practice. By Damon Leverett, AIA, for AIA Architect In 2015, the American Institute of Architects passed Resolution 15-1: Equity in Architecture, a call to action for the profession to realize the goal of equitable practice. In 2016, the AIA Board of...
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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 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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Equity by Design Releases Early Findings From Its 2016 Equity in Architecture Survey

The survey is the largest U.S. study on the topic of equity and talent retention in architecture. By Wanda Lau AIA San Francisco’s Equity by Design (AIASF’s EQxD) committee released the early findings from its 2016 Equity in Architecture Survey during its fourth (sold-out)...
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