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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.
Focus Areas:
  • Empowering Firm Leaders + Future Firm Leaders
  • Outreach + Collaboration with Allied Organizations
  • AIA Internal Advocacy
AIA Orlando EDI Task Force Members:
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:

February 18

April 22

June 17

September 16

November 18


2021 Meeting Dates:

January 8

January 22

February 5

March 5

April 9

May 7

June 4

July 9

August 13

September 10

October 8

November 12

December 10


All meetings at Noon ET

Online Forums:
Improving Your Firm
Industry and Allied Organizations with ongoing EDI Efforts:
APA Florida
Architects Foundation
Black Architects in the Making (BAM!)
Design for Justice
National Organization of Minority Architects, Orlando Chapter
University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning
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