AIA & DIVERSITY | INTRODUCTION

Designing, serving, and reflecting society at large

The American Institute of Architects believes that a diverse profession mirrors the society it serves. We celebrate the contributions of all architects, recognizing that diversity encourages fresh approaches and perspectives to guide the profession through an ever-changing world.

This exhibit highlights those who pushed architecture in new directions—not only through their compelling design work, but also through their steadfast efforts to build a better society.

In 1992, the new AIA Diversity Task Force develops the “New Harmony Accords,” advancing the premise that the “organization commands strength in proportion to its inclusiveness.” (AIA Archives)

The American Institute of Architects & Diversity

 

Profiles & Milestones

Pushing the architecture profession in bold new directions

Paul R. Williams, FAIA

Los Angeles

Pioneering architect who defined Southern California style

Julia Morgan, FAIA

San Francisco

Technological expert with an unparalleled eye for design

National Organization of Minority Architects

Nationwide

Leveling the professional playing field for architecture

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Norma Merrick Sklarek, FAIA

New York and Los Angeles

A career of “firsts” helps pave the way for future designers

Tamara Eagle Bull, FAIA

Lincoln, Nebraska

Leading a new wave of Native American architecture

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