The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) have published a supplementary edition of the Guides for Equitable Practice, focusing on schools and institutions.
Equity in Architectural Education provides actions and prompts intended to inspire discussions about creating welcoming environments to attract and retain those currently underrepresented in academia and in the profession. This resource defines the concept of culture in architectural education while describing impacts in the workforce. Equity in Architectural Education deepens the understanding of architecture education culture for anyone involved with it, students or professionals.
Readers familiar with architectural education will still find this resource helpful to absorb perspectives from people in other roles. Other audiences include anyone working in firms with interns or newly graduated emerging professional, prospective students and their families, high school and career counselors, and administrators and hiring managers, who may be less familiar with the characteristics and idiosyncrasies of architectural education.
Access Equity in Architectural Education on AIA’s website.