Uniting the AEC Community

AEC Unites: facilitating intentional opportunities for Black talent and Black-owned businesses in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry.

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The lack of diversity is holding the AEC industry back from reaching its full potential.

Our Collective Power Can Make a Difference

13.7M

Working Americans are employed in the AEC community

7%

Blacks and African Americans comprise just 7% of the construction workforce

7%

Only 7% of architecture and engineering professionals are Black and African American

Black workers remain underrepresented in the AEC workforce.

Join today and learn how you can drive greater impact.

Source https://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsaat18.htm

Robert D. Moser, Jr.

“The AEC industry is richer when we leverage the diverse perspectives and experiences of a broad spectrum of talent. Clark is committed to fostering inclusive growth. We are honored to deepen that commitment with our investment in AEC Unites’ mission of developing new and expanded avenues for Black individuals to pursue meaningful opportunities in our industry.”

Robert D. Moser, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer
Clark Construction Group
AEC Unites Founding Member
Steve Demetriou

“At Jacobs, we are committed to a culture where everyone can thrive. We are proud to support AEC Unites and their commitment to ensuring equitable representation across the AEC industry.”

Steve Demetriou

Executive Chair
Jacobs
AEC Unites Founding Member and Co-Chair
Diane Hoskins

“We know the best solutions come from a diverse group of professionals from different backgrounds. As designers, we have the unique opportunity to rethink the places where people spend their time. We can create a better world through the power of design – but we cannot do it without the voices who have been historically ignored and excluded from the conversation for far too long. It is beyond time for our industry to reflect the rich diversity of the communities to which we serve.”

Diane Hoskins

Co-CEO
Gensler
AEC Unites Founding Member
Susan Klumpp Williams

“HOK is proud to support AEC Unites. We share the organization’s commitment to creating an AEC industry that is truly equitable and looks forward to marshaling our resources to advance this vision.”

Susan Klumpp Williams

Co-CEO, Managing Principal
HOK
AEC Unites Founding Member
Peter Davoren

“The mission of AEC Unites supports Turner’s efforts to create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment where everyone can be at their best, be authentic, and be treated with respect and dignity. AEC Unites members seek to eliminate hate and bias in the workplace and advance diversity and opportunity for Black talent and Black-owned businesses in the AEC industry. This will further strengthen and enhance the AEC industry today and for generations to come.”

Peter Davoren

President and CEO
Turner Construction Company
AEC Unites Founding Member and Co-Chair
Michael Russell

“I’m excited to be a charter member of AEC Unites and support its mission. The architectural, engineering, and construction industry needs more intentionality in supporting and providing access to Black firms and talent. Our industry is challenging for all companies but even more formidable for Black-owned organizations. AEC Unites will work collaboratively with all industry firms and potential client partners to provide greater access and opportunities to help grow these firms and their diverse talent.”

Michael Russell

Chief Executive Officer
H.J. Russell
AEC Unites Founding Member
Jonathan Moody

“The last few years have given me a greater appreciation for the value of everyone having a voice and impact in building their communities. I decided to become a founding member of AEC Unites in part because there is an opportunity for this movement to break down barriers for historically overlooked communities. I believe AEC Unites allows us to come together to build a community for everyone.”

Jonathan Moody

Chief Executive Officer
Moody Nolan
AEC Unites Founding Member
Deryl McKissack

“Often, I’m the only woman and person of color who has a seat at the table in boardrooms where important decisions about our industry are made. I know, as an industry leader, I must do more to attract, build and advance diverse talent within the AEC industry. I must build Black capacity through intentional procurement strategies, partnering, mentoring, and training.

I’m thrilled that my vision has come to fruition, and with the support of my industry colleagues, AEC Unites will change the AEC industry.”

Deryl McKissack

President & CEO
McKissack & McKissack
AEC Unites Founder
Mike Choutka

“We recognize the need to advance diversity, particularly Blacks and African Americans, in the AEC industry, where disparities in opportunities and resources can be barriers. That is why we became a Founding Member of AEC Unites, which will be the force for identifying and removing obstacles that may prevent the full participation of Black individuals and Black-owned companies. We aim to build capacity and improve equity in the entire industry.”

Mike Choutka

President & CEO
Hensel Phelps
AEC Unites Founding Member
Stuart Lerner

“AEC Unites brings together a diverse range of C-suite leaders to network, collaborate, and share best practices. This is crucial as we all have a role to play to build a diverse talent pipeline to advance the AEC industry.”

Stuart Lerner

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer - North America
Stantec
AEC Unites Founding Member