Advancing our culture and practices
Since we released our first Equity, Diversity + Inclusion Action Plan in July 2020, we have been inspired by progress in advancing equity both within SOM and throughout the architecture, design, and engineering industries. We know there is more work to be done: the continued underrepresentation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in our industry and our offices is a clear sign that we must continue our collective pursuit to create a truly equitable and diverse culture at SOM.
Over the past year, we have steadily advanced the 34 goals set out in our original plan, but we know that true equity takes time. We’re at the beginning of a process that will continue for years to come. To hold ourselves and our industry accountable, this is the first of many updates, as we continue this vital conversation designed to help move our industry forward.