RIAI Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The RIAI’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is reflected in its core values of integrity, inclusiveness, innovation, responsiveness and transparency.

The RIAI respects and promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in the RIAI, and promotes these values in architectural practice, architectural education and the broader construction industry.

The RIAI recognises and values the difference in those its represents, employs and works with. It strives to create a culture of inclusion, mutual respect and opportunity.

The RIAI believes that its success and the success of the profession is based on recognising, valuing and taking account of people’s different characteristics, backgrounds, knowledge, skills and experiences. We work to encourage and use those differences to create a better workplace, profession and society.

The RIAI respects and promotes equality, diversity and inclusion by:

  • Treating everyone fairly;
  • Respecting and recognising people as individuals;
  • Participating in public life so that issues of universal design are considered in forming an environment that can be accessed and understood by all regardless of their ability;
  • Ensuring equal access to opportunities for members, staff and all those who use RIAI services;
  • Creating an inclusive and supportive environment where members and staff can develop to their full potential;
  • Carrying out our representative, educational and registration functions without bias, in a respectful and non-discriminatory manner;
  • Making reasonable adjustments to ensure that our procedures do not put any person at a disadvantage; and
  • Ensuring our policies, procedures and processes promote equality, inclusion and diversity.