AIA Miami and the Women in Architecture Committee are committed to increasing gender diversity in the profession and, as such, supporting and encouraging female voices early in their architectural careers. Although approximately half of all architecture graduates are women, they represent only 40% of ARE licensing completions, 19% of AXP supervisors and only 17% of all US registered architects in 2018.
The WIA Grant supports emerging professional women by assisting grant recipients with the cost of architectural licensure. At least 1 grant of up to $3,500 will be awarded annually. The number of awards may vary year-to-year based on applications and available funds.
Each grant beneficiary receives AIA Miami community exposure, funds towards architectural licensure and complimentary attendance to the AIA Miami WIA Women’s Leadership Summit.