First 500 is a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to increasing representation of POC women in architecture. Founder Tiara Hughes spoke to BOH about her motivation to launch the project and what the future holds for the growing initiative.
High Point by Design has tapped Marie Cloud as its first diversity and inclusion officer. BOH spoke with Cloud about her vision for the role, why she accepted it, and what steps need to be taken to enact meaningful racial change in the industry.
A growing number of designers are weaving social justice, mission-driven work and philanthropic endeavors into their firm’s DNA. Here’s how to make giving back (and maybe even changing the world) a building block of your own business.
Herman Miller is launching Diversity in Design, an initiative that includes 20 brands and counting, with the shared mission of addressing the design industry’s deep-rooted racial inequity problem at scale and with lasting impact.
In this episode of The Business of Home Podcast, the Black Interior Designers Network leaders Keia McSwain and Kia Weatherspoon evaluate the industry’s progress on racial equity over the last year—and where there’s more work to be done.
The Black Interior Designers Network launches a new initiative this week, encouraging industry members to post an Instagram graphic on how to be an ally on Monday. BOH caught up with BIDN president Keia McSwain and chief development officer Alison Harold to break down the list.