Architect | Shepley Bulfinch
Annelise Pitts, AIA, is a passionate designer, researcher and advocate for justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in the built environment. Working as an architect with Sheply Bulfinch, she draws upon her experience in architecture and management consulting to develop creative, evidence-based solutions to challenges at the intersections of culture, strategy, and design. As Research Chair for Equity by Design, she has built a body of research on the issues of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in the culture of of architectural practice, leading the Equity in Architecture Research Project since 2013. She applied this research in her work with Cameron MacAllister Group, conducting J.E.D.I. assessments within firms and advising clients as they develop strategies to advance J.E.D.I. within their practices. Her work has been published widely, including recent papers on gender in architectural practice in the Plan Journal and Women [re]Build: Stories, Polemics, Futures (Applied Research and Design: 2019).