Overland Partners endorses and echoes the AIA’s statement. We stand against racism in all its forms. We lean into our core values and listen with compassion to those who are grieving and support those crying out for justice. You are our friends, family, clients, coworkers, neighbors and members of our communities and those communities we serve. As architects and urban designers, we are committed to design thinking that creates places of accessibility, equity and inclusion for all. We aspire to create places that promote human flourishing. We pray for justice, peace and healing.
Everyone deserves universal respect and human dignity.
WASHINGTON – May 30, 2020 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2020 President Jane Frederick, FAIA, issued the following statement today:
“As Americans, we are mindful of this nation’s dark history of racial inequality. We are appalled by any actions that further threaten the universal respect and human dignity that everyone deserves. As architects, we remain committed to advancing civil rights protections, fair housing policies, and accessibility in the built world to help achieve the more perfect union we all seek. The fact is that architects and AIA, in our more than 160-year history, have not always felt compelled to share our perspectives. But the times we live in, the horrific nature of the events we witness, and the role we see for every member of our society demands that we speak out.”
Read the original statement here.