Working With Equitable Partners, Community Members, & Public Officials


Architects are conveners and leaders who have the privilege of seeing the whole picture, even when they're tasked with fine-tuning thousands of details.

This session advances AIA's longstanding claim that architects work at the intersection of multiple disciplines. The speakers for this session reinforce that claim through the work they do with communities, fostering intercultural competence, and brokering opportunities for architecture to transform the places where we live, work, and play.

As community needs encompass broad concerns such as social justice and resiliency, attendees will hear about the importance of building trust and adopt solutions created in partnership with an array of stakeholders.

Learning objectives

  • Learn about the AIA's Guides for Equitable Practice, completed in partnership with the University of Washington, the University of Minnesota, and the AIA Equity and the Future of Architecture Committee (EQFA).
  • Hear how architects can consciously embed inclusion and equity into codes, policies, and the fabric of the built environment to remain accountable to ethical practices.
  • Hear perspectives on reversing systemic racism within the AEC industry.
  • Understand how to make business practices around compensation, hiring and recruiting, negotiation, and mentorship more inclusive, just, and ethical.

This course is part of a series

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1.00 LU
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