COMMITTEES
JUSTICE EQUITY DIVERSITY INCLUSIVITY (JEDI)

AIA-LA & SO-CAL NOMA | J.E.D.I

What is J.E.D.I?

A joint AIA|LA and SoCal NOMA committee with the purpose of advancing issues of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion within the architecture profession where:

JUSTICE is acknowledging and denouncing racism, removing barriers, and promoting equitable opportunities in the profession for all individuals;

EQUITY is allocating resources to ensure every practitioner has access to the same opportunities and outcomes;

DIVERSITY is encompassing an array of practitioners who represent varied experiences and perspectives;

INCLUSION is fostering a sense of belonging for all voices and perspectives to feel welcomed, respected, supported and valued to fully participate.

J.E.D.I Committee’s Mission/Function:
We seek to advance issues of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion within the architecture profession. The committee can find itself most productive as a body to listen and understand the deeper issues, to facilitate and inspire commitment and action, to develop programs and initiatives that influence mission-congruent decisions, and to demonstrate progress through findings of measuring, reporting and accountability tools.


EVENTS
06.02.22
Hyper-Connected Architecture in Iran – Majara Residence Case Study (J.E.D.I Voices)
This event will feature a brief introduction to the Iranian vernacular building techniques and sustainable design strategies, followed by a case study from the Iranian-based firm of ZAV Architects, highlighting the firm’s magnificent design for Majara Residence in the Hormoz region.

03.24.22 & 03.25.22
Encompass: Inclusive Architecture From the Block to the Beach
The 6th annual “Encompass: Inclusive Architecture” conference will focus on the expanded access to urban resources and sought land use justice within two distinct communities in Southern California: South Los Angeles and Manhattan Beach.
03.30.22
Latinas In Architecture
Join a panel discussion around the experiences of Latinas in Architecture, moderated by Alicia Ponce author of the book “Latinas in Architecture”.
04.28.22
Discover Stories of Iranian-American Architects in LA
As part of the ongoing J.E.D.I. Voices series, we feature the second event of Iranian-American architects, showcasing local architects journey in architecture.

COMMITTEE CHAIRS
CHAIR
Genelle Brooks-Petty, Assoc. AIA
CHAIR
Carmen Suero, Assoc. AIA
VICE CHAIR
Johanna Hauser, AIA
PAST CHAIR
Joshua Foster, Assoc. AIA
PAST CHAIR
Leslie Sydnor, AIA
STAFF LIAISON
Will Wright, Hon. AIA|LA

CREDITS
PHOTO: Banner: Kaiser Permanente, Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center. Yazdani Studio of Cannon Design. Detail of image by: Bruce Damonte