In this time of national reckoning, we condemn any and all forms of racism, and we stand in full solidarity with Black Lives Matter, and with communities fighting for a just society. In honor of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Eric Garner, and the many—unpardonably too many—Black lives lost to systemically racist violence, we commit ourselves to working toward justice.
We recognize that our fields of architecture and design have for far too long been complicit in creating inequity. We further recognize that our profession has failed to include and support contributions from communities of color.
1100 Architect is committed to working toward a diverse and inclusive profession—and to creating communities and environments defined by, and dedicated to advancing, justice and equity. To those ends, we are taking action.
In the immediate term, we have given all employees additional time off for community service and for the purpose of participating in collective action. In broader terms, and in dialogue with professional organizations we have long served and supported, including AIANY and NOMA, we are redoubling our efforts to identify ways we can make our profession more diverse. We have convened a diversity task force, which includes voices from across our workplace, to identify—and implement—action-oriented steps to ensure our work and our workplace reflect the diversity of the communities we are so honored to serve.