AIA Northern Virginia
AIA Guides for Equitable Practice
Posted Friday, May 10

The AIA’s Guides for Equitable Practice, developed by the AIA and the University of Minnesota, are now publically available on the AIA website.

These Guides provide an educational resource to architects and firms on equity, diversity and inclusion issues.

AIA sponsored the development of the guides to help educate architects and firms on best practices for equity, diversity and inclusion principles and to provide strategies for incorporating the values into architectural practice.

The guides were developed using current research on gender, race and culture in the U.S. and include perspectives from architects on what equity, diversity and inclusion mean.

Topics included in the first three chapters of the guides explore intercultural competence, workplace culture and compensation within firms. Subsequent sets – due out later this year – will address career progression, talent recruitment, leadership development and community engagement.

“Guides for Equitable Practice” are one component of the AIA’s broad commitment to work with members to overcome inequities and advance the profession. Learn more about AIA’s equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives at

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