Equity In Architecture

The AIA is actively engaged in furthering and supporting multiple initiatives and goals that value equity, diversity, and inclusion for people of all backgrounds.

The Architects League of Northern New Jersey feels that a diversified membership that respects and celebrates our differences will make for the strongest profession and ensure our organization’s sustainability as we grow and meet new challenges. We embrace and encourage a diversified membership that participates and engages in all our activities.

AIA Diversity Statement

“Diversity is a cultural ethos embraced by AIA membership to foster inclusion, service and a quality of life in celebration of all communities in our society. This is regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, religion, physical ability, sexual orientation or identity, age, geography, intellectual or practice area.”

View our local look at Diversity and Inclusion in the ALNNJ here.

For more information, visit https://www.aia.org/resources/24301-equity-diversity-and-inclusion

Architects Foundation Diversity Advancement Scholarship

Diversity creates innovation, and different perspectives make for a stronger profession and a better world. Yet, industry data shows that minorities are still underrepresented in the architecture profession. The Architects Foundation created the Diversity Advancement Scholarship to help address this gap and give more students the chance to pursue a successful architecture career.

AIA Women in Architecture Toolkit

The AIA Women in Architecture Toolkit was developed to assist groups of women and / or components who want to foster an environment in which women architects can succeed. The toolkit purpose is to provide a guideline from which ideas can be used and or expanded to fit a range of needs and interests.

AIA Small Firm Exchange SFx

The mission of the AIA Small Firm Exchange is to advance the mutual interests of architects practicing in small firms. Objectives of the AIA Small Firm Exchange are three-fold.
(1) Advocate for small firms within the AIA and in outside organizations and agencies.
(2) Promote leadership in Small Firm professional development and practice; and
(3) Facilitate and support the local component round tables and small firm networks.

Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN)

The Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) Knowledge Community develops knowledge and information to benefit architects who are engaged in, or who are interested in  learning more about, custom residential practice. CRAN presents information and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and expertise to promote the professional development of its  members via discussion forums, national symposia and conventions, publications, and local activities.