Enhancing Equity and Inclusion on Projects Through Community Engagement


2023 AIA Conference on Architecture

San Francisco, CA


Anne Torney

Date & Time:

06.08.2023 | 2:00 pm–3:30 pm

How can architects ensure their projects have a positive impact on the surrounding community while also satisfying owner requirements? Hearing directly from community members is essential to understanding their priorities and concerns, but as recent research from Dodge Data & Analytics reveals, most companies struggle to get truly useful input.

Join Mithun partner Anne Torney for “Enhancing Equity & Inclusion on Projects Through Community Engagement” to discover how to advance your organization’s performance in community engagement. This session will provide a benchmark for the profession on these efforts; share the priorities of the US General Services Administration, the largest landlord in the United States, for engaging the community to improve their projects; and offer real-world, actionable examples of successful community engagement by Mithun. Audience members will gain tools to assess current performance, and learn about best practices for building community partnerships and overcoming common obstacles.

Anne’s co-presenters include Dodge Data & Analytics industry insights research director Donna Laquidara-Carr and GSA Public Buildings Service chief architect Charles Hardy.

Date Posted: 06.08.2023