WID + DRT: Conversations Towards An Equitable Practice

Join AIA Seattle's Women in Design and Diversity Roundtable for a series of group discussions on building a more equitable architecture industry in Seattle and beyond.

Despite increasing diversity in students and young professionals entering the field, architecture remains a remarkably homogeneous profession. The retention statistics are alarming. We are losing potential talent and important perspectives. How can we help retain more diverse voices in our profession? As practitioners, what can we do?

Using topics and resources from the just-released AIA GUIDES FOR EQUITABLE PRACTICE, this event series is a recurring monthly, small group based discussion. Each month we will gather to discuss a different topic, and explore how we can promote equity, diversity and inclusion within our own firms.

This is a great way to connect with others in the local AEC community, generate ideas, and find mentorship. We encourage participation from everyone of any demographic and career stage. The more diverse voices participating, the better discussions we will have.


Events occur on the last Monday of each month (except May–taking place on May 20) from 5pm-7:00pm at the Center for Architecture and Design.

Pre-registration is encouraged, as a short reading and a few questions will be provided in advance to help kick-start a lively and inclusive discussion. Come for one event or attend them all.

View & download series poster to share in your office here.

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Brought to you by AIA Seattle, AIA Women in Design, and AIA Diversity Roundtable


CallisonRTKL, PAE Engineers, Johnston Architects, Weber Thompson