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Where are My People? Hispanic and Latinx in Architecture

March 3, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm PST

Where are My People? Hispanic and Latinx in Architecture with Dr. Kendall A. Nicholson

AIALA Committee: Justice Equity Diversity Inclusion

A voices of J.E.D.I series

LiA (Latinos in Architecture) seeks to promote and empower the Latino design community in Los Angeles through outreach, professional development, education, and community engagement; and to become an open resource for architects, the architectural profession and the community at large about issues impacting the Latino community.

Our first 2021 session will focus on where we are today, by discussing the findings of the Where are My People? Hispanic and Latinx in Architecture survey with the author Kendall A. Nicholson.

About the Survey Series:

Where Are My People? is a research series that investigates how architecture interacts with race and how the nation’s often ignored systems and histories perpetuate the problem of racial inequity. Hispanic and Latinx in Architecture chronicles both societal and discipline specific metrics in an effort to highlight the experiences of Hispanic and Latinx designers, architects and educators. This lecture will share research conducted and recommend opportunities for the profession to move the needle on Hispanic and Latinx leadership and licensure.



Dr. Kendall Nicholson, Ed.D. Assoc. AIA, NOMA – Director of Research and Information, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

Kendall Nicholson is a licensed educator, trained architectural designer, and an avid researcher.  He works as the Director of Research and Information at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA).  With degrees in architecture, real estate and education, his research explores the discipline of architecture through the lens of a social scientist.  He has presented research internationally and his research interests surround equity, education, and curriculum within the discipline of architecture. 

Nationally, his passion for equity and race relations manifests in his role as the research consultant for the 2016 and 2018 Equity in Architecture Survey sponsored by AIA San Francisco and Equity by Design (EQxD). He also volunteers as a member of the AIA’s Equity and the Future of Architecture board committee and as an at-large director for the AIA National Associate Committee leading a work group on Mentorship and Equity.


March 3, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm PST



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