Golf Committee


Mission Statement

We exist to… be a resource, guide, and safe space in the changing socio-cultural environment for chapter members and firms seeking to uncover unconscious bias, disrupt the status quo, celebrate all lived experiences, and begin their own EDI practice.


Vision Statement

We aspire… to achieve social justice in practice and design by eliminating barriers and unconscious bias, and by creating the most equitable, diverse, and inclusive place to practice architecture in the country for all identities.

We ultimately aspire to… not need to exist.


  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


have the application linked

info for Liaisons to distribute

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


Chair: Matt Rigbsy, AIA
Board Liaison: Steve Powell, AIA
Board Liaison: Trip Hereford, AIA
Committee Members: Kate Esteller, Allied AIA; Patrick Kelley, Allied AIA; Taylor Kidwell, AIA; Paul Law, AIA; Carla Medlin; Taylor Wells, AIA

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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 EDI website

Upcoming Events

may, 2024

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