Why Whitney Young's Legacy Matters: Part One


This session highlights the work of Gabrielle Bullock, FAIA, the 2020 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award recipient to create a more accountable and inclusive profession. Bullock argues for anchoring practices that support diversity so that justice and equity can take root in a methodical and effective way. After all, she says, "You can't change what you don't measure." Bullock's focus on elevating and broadening Perkins & Will's culture of inclusion also means expanding architecture's pipeline so underrepresented designers can find a path to thrive.

Learning objectives

  • Consider the structural inequities that prevent designers and architects of color from advancing, where positive change is possible now, and how to contemplate long-term and pervasive change.
  • Hear how 2020 Whitney Young Award recipient Gabrielle Bullock, FAIA, defines accountability in creating a more just and inclusive future for architects.
  • Learn about overcoming adversity in a methodical and effective way from the Director of Global Diversity for Perkins+Will's Los Angeles office, the second Black woman to graduate from the architecture program at RISD.
  • Learn about Whitney Young, the award named for him, his message to architects 50 years ago, and the future of his legacy.

This course is part of a series

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