The AIA SF Committee - Equity by Design is preparing for the 2016 Equity in Architecture Survey. Similar to the 2014 research study "The Missing 32% Project" this survey will have approximately 80 questions on the professional experiences, backgrounds, and aspirations of approximately 3,000 to 5,000 men and women who have graduated from Architecture schools and in the United States. Parallel survey tracks are to be provided for the following:
- Individuals who are currently working in an architectural practice
- Individuals who have worked in an architectural practice in the past, but are currently employed in another profession (either in an aligned AEC field or not)
- Individuals who have worked in an architectural practice in the past, and who are either currently not employed, taking a career break or leave of absence.
As the largest and most comprehensive study launched nationally to date on this topic, this research project has the potential to impact architectural practice nationwide and establish a legacy data set over subsequent years studies.