Architecture and #MeToo: The AIA is changing how it honors architects

The organization will work with former attorney general Eric Holder, Jr. to develop new recommendations for vetting awards recipients. By Diana Budds The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is reevaluating policy surrounding who it elevates and anoints in the profession. It’s...
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The Architecture Lobby’s Think-In explored ways to improve the “soft infrastructure” of architecture, including better labor practices and achieving gender equity. Michael Schissel

#MeToo hit architecture. Now what?

During the annual AIA convention, the Architecture Lobby debated how to better protect workers from harassment and discrimination—and how to fight back By Diana Budds It’s been a rocky year for architects. Multiple women accused Richard Meier—one of its most recognized stars—of...
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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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How architecture can rebuild itself post #MeToo

In order for the architectural field to progress, it needs to embrace an era of democratic practice By Diana Budd In late October, I read a story titled: “Does Architecture Have A Harvey Weinstein Hiding Within Its Ranks?” My first reaction was, well, of course—it’s an industry...
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