Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Community

The Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Community promotes the chapter’s stance on equity and human rights. The community was established to discuss and implement change on the issues of racism, bias, inequity, and bigotry.

2020 Co-Chairs:
Paolo Campos, AIA, NOMA; Patriquin Architects
Dominique Moore, Associate AIA; Perkins Eastman

2020 Committee Members:
Jose Arnulfo Hernandez, AIA; Newman Architects PC
Thomas Barker, Assoc. AIA; Amenta Emma Architects
Sara C. Bronin, AIA; Voladizo Enterprises
Angela D. Cahill, AIA; QA+M Architecture
Emily Ky, AIA; SLAM Collaborative
Ming Thompson, AIA; Atelier Cho Thompson
Omarys Vasquez, AIA, NCARB, LEED+ AP; Svigals + Partners
Susan Wyeth, AIA; Centerbrook Architects + Planners

2020 Ex-Officio:
George McGoldrick, AIA; AIA CT President
Gina Calabro, Executive Director

Staff Members:
Holly Leonard, Deputy Director
Carolyn Petrowski, Marketing/Communications

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the AEC Industry
July 15, 2020

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Addressing Bias & Equity in the AEC Industry
August 19, 2020

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Voices and Perspectives From Educators and Students about Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the AEC Industry
September 16, 2020

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AIA Connecticut’s JEDI Knowledge Community has launched a new video series: ArchiTalks - Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Conversations.

This series features 3-5 minute video messages from AIA Connecticut members and others in the AEC community. Every other Saturday morning, a new ArchiTalk will be available to hear narratives and anecdotes about adversity, challenges, experiences, and more. Gain a new perspective, share to influence change, or simply listen in on someone’s original experience by watching an ArchiTalk video.

In the first video of AIA Connecticut's new ArchiTalks: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Conversations video series, Angela Cahill, AIA talks about why architects need to involve themselves in conversations about change and how they can take action.

Paolo Campos, AIA discusses why he chose architecture as a career, how we can elevate and listen to the voices of those around us, and his involvement in cofounding NOMAct.

Dominique Moore, Assoc. AIA discusses the lack of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the AEC industry; why representation matters; and her call to action to create more diversity in architecture.

Alina Rodescu-Pitchon discusses what equality looked like living in different countries, her experience as one of the first women to major in architecture at Barnard, and why females make great architects.