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WISCONSIN
DEI CHALLENGE

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Wisconsin
Archictecture and Building Industries

7 GUIDING PRINCIPLES

The Seven Guiding Principles are based on experiences shared by BIPOC architects within Wisco NOMA. These principles will assist us to find the real changes that will promote Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Black, Indigenous and People of Color within the Wisconsin design industry and beyond.  They include:

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Fair Treatment 

Where contributors are rewarded and recognized fairly as well as opportunities awarded fairly in firms.

Appreciating Differences

Where Differing Opinions, perspectives and even word choices especially due to language barrier are valued and respected in the work space.

Psychological Safety

Where expression of true feelings, situations and challenges are encouraged with empathy and goals implemented to help and not challenge the brave honesty.

Representation 

Where executive leadership, managers and lead project architects are as diverse as the broader organization.

Belonging 

Leaders and teams genuinely care about each other and take note when Black, Indigenous and People of Color are not included. This includes social non-work interactions where business is usually discussed that leads to promotions due to the personal connections made.

Development 

Where Feedback is fair, consistent, candid, and growth-oriented for everyone in the firm.

Decision-making

Ideas and input from the broader team are proactively sought and considered.

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