Exploring the AIA's Guides to Equitable Practice

When: 8/23/2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Increasingly, architects will be called to lead efforts in finding solutions to many of our society's most pressing issues. To meet these challenges, as well as the unknown ones ahead, we must have the talent, passion, and creativity of a diverse cohort of students, professionals, and leaders.

The Guides for Equitable Practice, done in partnership with the University of Washington, the University of Minnesota, and The American Institute of Architects' Equity and the Future of Architecture Committee (EQFA), are a vital part of AIA's long-term commitment to lead efforts that ensure the profession of architecture is as diverse as the nation we serve.

These guides will help you make the business and professional case for ensuring that your organization meets the career development, professional environment, and cultural awareness expectations of current and future employees and clients.

Each chapter includes real-world-derived best practices, relevant research, and other tools to help you address a variety of employment and personnel issues about equity, diversity, and inclusion. Each guide begins with a baseline explanation of its topic, conveying the knowledge and language required to have meaningful conversations with individuals at any level of your firm. The user-friendly layout and short, consumable sections are designed so you can find the content you need easily and quickly.

You can find the Guides for Equitable Practice here.

List of Attendees

First Name Last Name Company Type Guest of
Christie Adams GUIDE Architecture Member
Carol Bacon ADW Architects Member
Loren Bartlett Neighboring Concepts Member
Megan Bowles LS3P Member
Venus Carbuccia Perkins Eastman Architects Member
Marissa Date McVeigh & Mangum Engineering/IMEG CORP Member
Jamila Davis Mecklenburg County Non-Member
malcolm davis Perkins and Will Member
malcolm davis Perkins and Will Member
Kristen E Locke Architecture Unlimited, PLLC Member
Steve Engelhardt Scope Architectural Consulting, PLLC Member
Yanet Galicia non Non-Member
Jana Hartenstine MPS Member
Jana Hartenstine MPS Member
Robert Hotes Joseph K. Oppermann - Architect, P.A. Member
Sharon Huot LS3P Member
Jitendra Jain Jain Design LLC. Member
Rob Johnson Boomerang Design Member
Willie Jones Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Department Member
Allison Kieb Neighboring Concepts Member
Summer McEneny Cone Architecture Member
BECKY MILLER Mecklenburg County AFM Member
Catherine Monroe Housing Studio Member
Cathy Morrison Neighboring Concepts Member
Carl Nalls Housing Studio Member
Kevin Ramirez KRAM Design Non-Member
Kevin Roberts 505Design Member
Kate Shelton AIA Charlotte Member
Jennifer Truman Matthew Konar Architect Member
Kristen Van Gilst STV Member
Molly Vaughan Neighboring Concepts Member
Callie Watson Little Diversified Architectural Consulting Member
Mia Xavier AIA Triangle Member