Equitable and Inclusive

Explore the League’s efforts to help create a more just, equitable, and inclusive professional culture.

The Architectural League seeks to build a more just, equitable, and inclusive professional culture. Ending unfair, discriminatory, intimidating, and harassing behavior in architecture and design is a critical challenge. The League is committed to promoting resources that bolster agency for the architectural worker, champion diversity, recognize ethical practice, and nurture initiatives which further these goals.

In our own immediate arena, the Board of the Architectural League believes that clearly articulating a Code of Ethics serves an essential purpose in today’s world. This Code of Ethics is a testament to our most deeply held belief – that our discipline, like society as a whole, is far better off when all of its members have equal access to success and are equally valued and heard. Recent events have made painfully evident that any progress that has been made in recent decades still leaves us far from this goal, and that it is necessary to emphatically state these commitments.

This Code of Ethics sets explicit expectations of all board and staff members.  The Architectural League makes the commitment to act in accordance with these principles and expects all individuals associated with it to do so as well.

  1. Act with integrity.
  2. Do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, or disability.
  3. Do not harass, and do not tolerate harassment.
  4. Pay fair compensation to all employees, interns and consultants.
  5. Provide appropriate credit to all collaborators.


The Student Program

Encouraging the development of architecture students by introducing them to interesting firms and young, dynamic individuals.

The League Mentorship

An annual program fostering student-mentor connections among architecture students and design professionals in the New York City area.

New Grounds for Design Education

A roundtable discussion with student and alumni organizers from 15 design schools on their efforts to combat racism and encourage inclusion.

August 10, 2020


Legal resources

A directory of legal resources for those who have suffered harassment and abuse in the workplace.

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Vacant Lots

Commentary and selections from the League's 1987 design study considering the potential of small-scale infill housing.