The Architectural League of New York supports critically transformative work in the allied fields that shape the built environment. As a vital, independent forum, the League stimulates thinking, debate, and action on today’s converging crises of racism, inequity, and climate change, in service of a more livable and just world.


The Architectural League of New York works to continuously rethink the allied fields of the built environment, to make them ever more inclusive, equitable, and responsible, meeting the spatial needs of society in meaningful, beautiful, and joyful ways.


The Architectural League of New York works in acknowledgement of the built environment’s entanglement with colonialism; discrimination based on race, gender, ability, class, religion, and nationality; environmental injustice; and power relations of many other kinds. Critically addressing and engaging this fact—which applies not simply to the allied fields at large, but also to this organization specifically—the League has committed to being an explicitly anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-ableist organization, and is constantly working to identify and shed the influence of white supremacy and its many related forms of violence.

These statements have been written collaboratively by the League’s board and staff, and are always under review in recognition of their sensitive, situated, and “living” nature.

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