Equity, diversity and inclusion

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Equity, diversity and inclusion

The RIBA believes that an inclusive and diverse profession that is representative of the society it serves is pivotal to meeting the challenges of the future

We're working to ensure that the architecture sector and the wider construction industry is representative of the communities and societies we serve.

We know that there are barriers to entry and progression in the profession, and this particularly impacts individuals from underrepresented and underrecognised groups.

Supported through expertise and insight by RIBA Council's Finding and Accessing Architecture Task and Finishing Group, we're committed to creating a more diverse and inclusive profession.

Our work to do this is underpinned by the Cultural Intelligence (CQ) framework of inclusive behaviours. We will be using data and research to guide and inform our work, updating formal mechanisms, for example HR systems and policies, nurturing inclusive talents and skills, and influencing the profession through role modelling and leadership.

We know there is much more to do, and we are always listening.

As we work to promote and broaden access to the profession, explore our resources and initiatives below.

RIBA Radio

Missed a broadcast? Listen to all seven days of RIBA Radio content focusing on promoting diversity and inclusion within the architecture profession.

News, events and features

Contact us

For more information about what the RIBA does to support equality, diversity and inclusion in the architecture and wider built environment profession, please contact us

Special thanks and credit to the following photographers and collections for creating the images used on this page.

Zackary Drucker, Gender Spectrum Collection

AllGo, Ascel Kadhem, Brock Dupont, Eye for EbonyLagos Techie, Mark PottertonMonica Melton, NSW Government stem.T4L, Smartwork Co-working, ThisIsEngineering RAEng and Christina from WOCinTechChat

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