Part of a series that explores the imperative of expanding diversity in the architecture profession, the Out in Architecture event examines LGBTQ identity in the workplace.
Panelists included Yiselle Santos, Assoc. AIA, director of equity, diversity & inclusion at the Washington, D.C., office of HKS; Chris Morrison, FAIA, managing director at the Washington, D.C., office of Perkins+Will; Katherine Georgeson, FAIA, founding principal of Stage Architects in Milwaukee; and Dan Earles, AIA, founding principal of Earles Architects in Chicago.
The Out in Architecture event is supported by the AIA Chicago LGBTQI+ Alliance, which seeks to advance and advocate for LGBTQI+ designers through programming, educational opportunities, community involvement, and more. The Alliance is the first AIA organization of its kind in the U.S.
The “Embracing Our Differences. Changing the World.” speaker series launched in February with an event co-hosted with the National Organization of Minority Architects in celebration of Black History Month. Future events will be announced throughout 2019.
AIA is committed to broadening equity, diversity and inclusion to create a stronger profession. To support that mission, AIA has developed a number of programs and resources. Learn more on AIA’s website.