Equity Diversity & Inclusion
AIA Orlando seeks to support and celebrate our members, employees, and partners regardless of national origin, language, race, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, religion, or socioeconomic status.
To advance this goal as a priority across our organization and through our activities, AIA Orlando has established the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force.
We acknowledge that:
The future of our profession depends on diversity. Our organization must do more to bring about justice, equity, and inclusion across for people that have faced discrimination and marginalization. AIA members play a critical role as shapers of the built environment, employers, community leaders, co-workers, and neighbors.
This is important because:
A diverse profession serves society and our clients better and helps our firms and organizations to be more successful. We choose to take responsibility to act as champions of inclusion.
We commit to:
Understanding and measuring the impact racism and discrimination across our profession and within our organization across the area we serve; and,
Taking active steps within AIA Orlando and the professional community to combat racism, discrimination and bias by partnering with allied organizations to provide programs, tools and resources to current and future firm leaders working towards these shared goals.
Empowering Firm Leaders + Future Firm Leaders
Outreach + Collaboration with Allied Organizations
AIA Internal Advocacy
AIA Orlando EDI Task Force Members:
Dan Kirby, FAIA, FAICP, NOMA
Briana Johnson, Assoc. AIA
Hernan Rivera, AIA
Nathan Butler, FAIA
Ronok Nichols, AIA
Ruffin Rhodes, AIA
Tim Johnson, AIA, NOMA
Widny Jean, Assoc. AIA
2021 Forum Dates:
2021 Meeting Dates:
All meetings at Noon ET
Improving Your Firm
AIA Guides for Equitable Practice https://www.aia.org/resources/6246433-guides-for-equitable-practice