Urban Design Salon: Encouraging Equity in Practice

  • September 09, 2020
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Virtual Event

Organization: AIA Cincinnati

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Urban Design Salon: Encouraging Equity in Practice – What architects can do now to build a better and more inclusive practice starting with young people of color. 

The session will provide an overview of how architects can support a pipeline for young people of color to engage in the architectural profession from kindergarten to ARE, as well as locate new graduates, and maintain a diverse practice. 

Attendees will be introduced to C.A.M.P., Cincinnati Architecture Mentorship Program, a long-running organization, which recently held its first virtual summer architecture camp aimed to expose a diverse group of campers to the field, and NOMA’s Project Pipeline, conducted for middle and high school minority students in several cities across the US. With the Design Lab Program, participants will explore how to support Cincinnati’s comprehensive pipeline.


Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will gain an understanding of C.A.M.P. and Project Pipeline and their role in introducing and engaging young people to the fields of architecture and design, along with building professional development skills.
  • Attendees will learn about providing leadership opportunities that involve new graduates and young professionals of color, who can provide valuable perspectives.
  • Attendees will explore ways they can offer mentorship and resources to young minorities interested and involved in the field of architecture. Architects should consider offering this information to clients when appropriate.
  • Attendees will learn about educational programs held in our region that promote diversity in architecture at a young age.

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