Diversity Committee

Promote the value associated with engaging diversity as an essential component of firm culture.



-          Understand Barriers to Women and Minority Progress
-          Raise Awareness of Diversity Issues
-          Provide Education, Mentoring and Support to our students through professionals


committee co-chairs

Deborah Pease
Tracy Conhiser-Uy


Committee Members

Lauren Blas
Roxanne Button
Kathy Callesto
Courtney Creenan-Chorley
Melissa Delmonte
Hector Garrido
Linsay Graff
Kelly Hayes-McAlonie

Gwen Howard
Lesley Loo
Shannon Phillips
Nancy Redeye
Timothy Rider
Rishawn Sonubi
Timothy Ung
Ed Watts



Women in Construction
ACEC NYS Diversity Committee
          (American Council of Engineering Companies)
Architecture and Education (A&E)
UB Architecture
UB Fine Art Program
ACE Mentor Program
Erie County MWBE Advisory Board

Gender Institute
AIA National Diversity Council
BEAM - Melissa Delmonte
Buffalo Architecture Foundation (BAF) – Courtney Creenan-Chorley
NOMAS – Local Chapter
NOMAS – NYC Chapter
AIA Women’s Leadership Summit


related links and documents

Diversity in the Profession of Architecture – Executive Summary 2016
AIA National Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives – May 2016
An overview of gender and ethnic diversity in the professions of architecture and planning
Equity by Design (EQxD)
The Missing 32% Project (2014)



The Diversity Committee welcomes all to participate in its activities.

We also highly recommend that you become a member of the American Institute of Architects.