As architects, designers, and engineers—as human beings—we stand with our Black colleagues, the Black community, and all people of color in the fight for justice and equality. Racism has no place in our culture, and we unequivocally condemn it in all forms. The fabric of our society, the founding promise that all humans are created equal, needs to be restored and it is our responsibility to raise our voices and be part of the solution.
We support the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and their profound statement—Public Statement Regarding Racial Injustice. At the same time, we reflect internally, ask ourselves hard questions, and explore how we can become better stewards for our communities—and how the design environment can contribute to the betterment of racial justice, social welfare, and equity.
We will fight to:
-Foster Equal Opportunity
-Confront Racial Bias
-Advance Our Professions to Better Reflect Our Communities