The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) recently renewed their 2009 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the first annual “Strength Through Diverse-Cities Multicultural Summit,” held last month in Dallas. This agreement represents a commitment from both organizations to enhance their combined effort for a more diverse and inclusive architecture profession and built environment.
“This MOU commits both organizations to continue our collaboration toward the shared goal of a profession that is not exclusive, but embracing; collaborative, not destructively competitive; a profession that is not hired by the few, but whose talents and creativity are available to all Americans; a profession whose heart is as big as the nation it serves,” says Jeff Potter, president, FAIA.
The MOU is also a call to action for increased collaboration at the state and local levels. Individual members and chapter leaders are encouraged to open dialogue with their respective AIA or NOMA chapters.
For more information on the AIA, visit aia.org.
For more information on NOMA, visit noma.net.