A statement by 2018 AIA President Carl Elefante on sexual harassment

“AIA stands by a set of values that guide us as a profession and a Code of Ethics that define standards of behavior for our members. Sexual harassment is not only illegal, it flies in the face of our values and ethics,” said Carl Elefante, FAIA, 2018 President of the American Institute of Architects. “We are deeply troubled by the allegations in The New York Times today, and believe that sexual harassment—in any form and in any workplace—should not be tolerated and must be addressed swiftly and forcefully.”

"Several years ago, AIA embarked on a multiyear process to understand and address the equity and diversity issues in our profession. In 2014, AIA adopted a sexual harassment policy for all AIA leadership and staff, and is committed to extending it to all AIA components, members, and their firms."

Carl Elefante, FAIA, 2018 AIA President

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