• November 11, 2020

    The AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee is seeking applications for new co-chair with the planned departure of one of the current co-chairs at the end of the year.

    AIA New York’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee seeks to provoke a dialogue about diversity issues and give agency to issues of inclusion and representation. The profession is undergoing changes and faces enormous challenges with regards to climate change, energy consumption, and health needs. The practice’s shifting cultural landscape requires all of us to diversify. The local committee’s role works to match that of the Diversity & Inclusion Council at the National level. At the local level, we need to turn toward action items and ideas that articulate and promote diversity. 

    Interested AIA members can apply by sending a copy of their CV and a 250-word cover letter outlining their interest in the committee, why they feel suited to lead it, and in what direction they hope to take it, to Joseph Corbin, Please specify which committee you are applying to in the subject line. The deadline to apply is Friday, December 18.

  • October 2, 2018
    Topics Post Stalled Aia Film

    Stalled! takes as its point of departure national debates surrounding transgender access to public restrooms to address an urgent social justice issue: the need to create safe, sustainable and inclusive public restrooms for everyone regardless of age, gender, race, religion and disability. Stalled! addresses this issue through lectures and workshops, writings and interviews, design guidelines and prototypes. Stalled! The Video is a short overview of the initiative where the Stalled! team takes you through the history of this complex problem, illustrating our design solutions, initiatives and activities with engaging animations, renderings, interviews, and graphics.

    You can vote for your favorite AIA Film Submissions once every hour until midnight PST on October 7th.

    Watch Stalled! The Video here.

  • June 14, 2018

    Civil rights activist Whitney M. Young, Jr’s critical keynote address at the 1968 AIA Convention in Portland, Oregon challenged architects to address issues of diversity and social responsibility in the profession. Young called out architects for their “thunderous silence” in the face of entrenched inequalities across American cities. 50 years following the speech, the profession still has a long way to go. This exhibition, open from July 10 – September 15 and organized by the AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee, will assess the current state of our profession against the historic backdrop of Young’s speech, exploring current data and presenting calls to activism by industry leaders.

    Learn more and register

  • June 4, 2018

    Have you already registered for A’18? The AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee will be speaking LIVE from the Expo Floor at the Architect Live Booth! Join us at 3pm on Friday, June 22 for a dynamic segment on our past and future initiatives.

    There are still volunteer opportunities available; visit for more information.

    We hope to see you there soon!

  • April 4, 2018
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    The goal of Sanders’ project, Stalled!: Social Equity & Public Restrooms,” is to develop an open-access website that documents a two-year interdisciplinary design-research project dedicated to the creation of safe, sustainable, and inclusive public restrooms for all people, irrespective of age, gender, race, religion, and disability. The website will be comprised of two parts: the first will situate this issue within a broad historical, cultural, and political context; the second will use text, diagrams, and drawings to present guidelines for desegregated restroom prototypes that can be adopted by cultural institutions and municipalities and implemented in renovation and new construction projects. The website will disseminate this work for free to a wide audience.

    Read more about Stalled! and the other 2018 Arnold W. Brunner Grant recipients here.


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