Wednesday, April 11, 2012 – 6:00pm8:00pm

Who:                 Open to all AIA members and their employees

Where:              New Jersey Institute of Technology, School of ArchitectureBuilding– Gallery Loft Space

When:               April 11, 2012, 6:00pm

Credits:                (1) LU (pending)

Diversity Strategies and Leveraging an Untapped Market

Did you know only about 3% of executives in major corporations- including architecture firms- are women (according to McKinsey & Co), and only about 2% of registered architects are black (according to the Directory of African American Architects).  This represents a vacuum of talent and perspective that could benefit the profession, diversity advocates say.’ (Architect, Feb 2012)

As women and minorities leave the profession due to a lack of opportunity in architecture we are losing a valuable source of growth.  Architecture firms need to encourage diversity for the future benefit of our entire industry.

Come join us at an open discussion about how others have fostered diversity and meet various local women and minority organization leaders.

Please encourage your Human Resource personnel to attend.

RSVP to Lori Lee at by April 4th if you will be joining us.

Invited Guests:
Joyce Raspa, AIA, EsqAIA National Regional Diversity Chair

Carol J.W. Kurth, FAIA, LEED AP– Fostering Diversity through Teaching, Mentoring and Practice- 2011 AIA Diversity Honoree

William Brown III, AIA– National Organization of Minority Architects, President

Nayan Parikh– Society of Indo American Engineers & Architects, President

Nancy Goshow,AIA LEED AP BD +C– Chair of Women in Architecture, NYC

Manuel J. Pereiras– Society of Cuban American Architects and Engineers, Vice President

Vicky Tran- NJIT- AIAS President