Committee on the Environment (COTE)

 

Mission Statement

We work for architects, allied professionals, and the public to achieve climate action and climate justice through design. We believe that design excellence is the foundation of a healthy, sustainable, and equitable future.

 

Vision Statement

Our work promotes design strategies that empower all AIA members to realize the best social and environmental outcomes with the clients and the communities they serve.

Goals

  1. Educate
    a. Provide education opportunities to create urgency around the importance of diversity.
    b. Help members discover how to convert equitable practices into design principles that benefit the experience of the built environment for all identities.
  1. Foster Communication
    a. Provide resources to spark conversations within firms, between individuals, in the community, and across disciplines.
    b. Help members question norms by providing tools to disrupt the profession and practice
    c. Be a source of current, national and local conversations
  2. Listen and Learn
    a. Provide a platform for listening and learning
    b. Continue research efforts by collecting/synthesizing hard data, seek trends, and uncover barriers for all identities

Liaisons

have the application linked

info for Liaisons to distribute

like a landing page for the current liaisons and resource for those interested

Members

Chair: Gina Raffanti, AIA
Board Liaison: David Bailey, AIA
Committee Members: Curtis Lesh, AIA; Danny Ruberg, AIA; Ken Scalf, AIA; Erica Weeks, AIA

Become a Partner

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Resources

 

AIA MID TN Resources

 

Community and Industry Resources

  • other nonprofits doing this work, both locally and nationally
  • individuals (speakers, architects) who advocate for this work
  • AIA National COTE website

Upcoming Events

september, 2022

Contact AIA Middle Tennessee

Need more information or have a question or concern regarding Equity Diversity and Inclusion? Contact us today and a member of our team will respond in a timely manner. 

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