AIA San Mateo County champions a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion within the profession of architecture to create a better environment for all. Achieving this vision has a direct impact on the relevance of our profession and the world’s prosperity, health, and future.

Programs & Opportunities

  • Organizing workshops and learning sessions
  • Strengthening our relationship with sister organizations including NOMA
  • Partnering and advocating for EDI programs
  • Providing scholarships opportunities for minority students
  • Mentorship opportunities
  • Advocating for more equitable design and rewarding architects who achieve that through our design awards program


AIA Guides for Equitable Practice – These guides will help you make the business and professional case for ensuring that your organization meets the career development, professional environment, and cultural awareness expectations of current and future employees and clients. Created by the American Institute of Architects’ Equity and the Future of Architecture Committee (EQFA) in partnership with the University of Washington and the University of Minnesota

Black History Month: Educational Resources – February is Black History Month, but allyship and prioritizing our own education can happen all year! Here are some resources for education and positive actions you can take to help dismantle racism in our industry and society.