by Emily Peiffer
Originally published: May 1, 2017
The lack of diversity in the architecture industry is no secret. In recent years, however, that movement has expanded to include equity not only within the profession, but also in the designs that architects create.
During the American Institute of Architects Conference on Architecture 2017, held last week in in Orlando, FL, speakers in different sessions explored ways to reach underrepresented groups and expose them to the profession, to create an equitable work environment and to design with the intention of enhancing communities, rather than ignoring their unique identities.
They also cautioned attendees that if nothing changes, the industry could lose its prominence in an ever-evolving world.