Equity, diversity, and inclusion

We are committed to broadening equity, diversity, and inclusion to create a stronger profession


The American Institute of Architects, as part of the global community, champions a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion within the profession of architecture to create a better environment for all. Achieving this vision has a direct impact on the relevance of our profession and the world's prosperity, health, and future.

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Programs and opportunities

Racial, ethnic and gender equity at AIA

Harnessing the passion of our members and the broader design community, the AIA is taking steps to do more to advance racial justice and equality in our organization, in our profession, and in our communities.

Harassment prevention resources

Resources for members to identify and respond to sexual harassment in the workplace.

Next to Lead

Discover Next to Lead, a new pilot program that creates leadership opportunities within AIA for ethnically diverse women.

Career and the profession


Learn about the scholarships and other support the AIA offers to help students and future architects with tuition and ARE costs. You’ve got big plans for your future. A scholarship from the Architects Foundation can help you reach them. Every year, the Foundation awards thousands of dollars in architecture scholarships to high school students; to architecture students in NAAB-accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs; to Architect Registration Exam (ARE) candidates who are working toward becoming licensed architects; and to licensed architects pursuing educational enrichment opportunities.

Career and the profession

Architecture grants and fellowships

Access to funding is what makes significant research possible. That’s why we enable, support and celebrate research through these grants and fellowships.

Career and the profession

Diversity Recognition Program

The AIA Diversity Recognition Program seeks to recognize exemplary commitment and contributions to diversifying the profession of architecture

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