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AIA Diversity and Inclusion celebrates the multitude of perspectives and experiences within the profession, empowers members to become active and engaged in their communities, and offers tools and resources needed to remain competitive and relevant within a changing global marketplace.line_horizontal

AIA Diversity Statement

“Diversity is a cultural ethos embraced by AIA membership to foster inclusion, service and a quality of life in celebration of all communities in our society. This is regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, religion, physical ability, sexual orientation or identity, age, geography, intellectual or practice area.”



Registration is Now Open for the 2014 AIA Multicultural Summit

The 2014 AIA Multicultural Summit will be held September 12-13, in New Orleans. Join us for this dynamic conference that seeks to promote a cultural change within the profession and its leadership through the celebration of successful architects from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.


2014 AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship

(Previously the AIA/AAF Minority Disadvantaged Scholarship Program)

The call for applications has closed for the 2014 AIA/F Diversity Advancement Scholarship. Check back in mid-July to read about this year’s recipients.



Careers in Architecture Toolkit

Multicultural Summit Toolkit

Women in Architecture Toolkit



Our Commitment

AIA Diversity Statements and Definitions
Meet the AIA Diversity Council

AIA Diversity Action Plan

Gateway Commitment

AIA/NOMA Memorandum of Understanding

Mark Your Calendar

2014 AIA Multicultural Summit
| September 12-13| New Orleans, LA


Affordable Housing: Design for All
Welcome to the New AIA

Why Aren’t Architects Licensed Upon Graduation?
Engaging and Empowering the Next Generation

2014 AIA Associates Awards Announced

2014 AIA Institute Honors for Young Architects Announced

Ivenue Love-Stanley, FAIA, Awarded the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award

Julia Morgan First Woman to be Awarded the AIA Gold Medal

Louise Bethune: America’s First Woman Architect

Q&A with Tamarah Begay, AIA: Navajo Nation Architect, Barbie Ambassador

Harvey Gantt, FAIA, Celebrated with AIA Whitney Young Award

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Tools and Resources focused on accessibility/universal design, K-12/architecture education, the LGBT community, multiculturalism, women in architecture; and tools for firms and components.

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