Join our campaign to break down barriers and make architecture more inclusive.
We all have a role to play in dismantling the discriminatory barriers that are preventing talented people from studying, practising or even appreciating architecture.
The RIBA Inclusion Charter invites RIBA members to step up and demonstrate their commitment to making architecture more inclusive.
Signatories will join a new community of equity champions and role models with a shared purpose – driving change.
By signing the RIBA Inclusion Charter, practices and individuals:
- Acknowledge the urgent need for inclusion in the architecture profession and wider construction industry
- Commit to setting inclusion targets and an EDI action plan for their practice
- Commit to developing their workplace culture, talent pipeline and ways of working to support inclusion
- Commit to publicly reporting on progress of their EDI plan - transparency and accountability are vital to drive cultural change
- Commit to embedding inclusive design in all projects, and contributing to the development of inclusive environments
Signatories will be supported by the RIBA’s EDI Team and have access to best practice guidance on topics including recruiting diverse talent, inclusion data monitoring and establishing employee resource groups. You can explore some existing resources below.
The RIBA Inclusion Charter enables signatories to build on the requirements of the RIBA Codes of Conduct and Practice. For example, RIBA Chartered Practices must already have an EDI policy (the policy guide is currently being updated).
Pledge your support for a more inclusive profession and sign the RIBA Inclusion Charter.
If you would like to champion inclusion in the profession, but are not in a position to sign the charter, please read the RIBA Inclusion Footprints – a set of practical steps to positively impact your career and those around you.