AIA Supplements Its Guides for Equitable Practice

Washington, DC, May 24, 2022-The American Institute of Architects (AIA), in partnership with the University of Washington and the University of Minnesota, has published a new supplementary edition of the Guides for Equitable Practice, titled “Justice in the Built Environment.” 

The latest edition serves as a guide to architects and design professionals interested in doing more to advance justice in the context of their design work. It also provides perspective to architects curious about whether there is anything an individual practitioner or firm can do to help advance equity in the built environment and in society. 

Noted in the supplement, there are at least five different ways to make the case for justice in the built environment: moral, ethical, business, societal, and professional. The supplement outlines each area and encourages readers to think through which one might be most relevant for their project or portfolio of projects.

Building on its body of work and resources,  AIA partnered with the University of California Hastings College of the Law to publish a study last year that sheds light on the impacts of bias in the workplace. The report also offers resources and strategies that can help move the needle on equity, diversity, and inclusion in the architecture profession.  

Visit AIA’s website to download “Justice in the Built Environment,” a supplement to AIA’s Guides for Equitable Practice. AIA, in collaboration with ACSA, will publish an additional supplemental edition to the Guides for Equitable Practice later this year that will address inequities in architecture academia.

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