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Firm Examples of EDI Policies and Procedures

The BSA Equity in Practice Resource Guide was created by the BSA's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Knowledge Community. The purpose of the guide is to serve as a condensed version of the AIA Guides to Equitable Practice—an entry point for members and member firms looking to tackle big issues around EDI in the profession. You are invited to reference the following firm policies in updating your procedures to establish a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. A reminder that these references do not serve as legal advice.

Intercultural Competence

Workplace Culture


Recruitment and Retention

Interview Assessment Rubric

Mentorship & Sponsorship

Advancing Careers

Practice Titles Competencies

Engaging Community

Community Engagement Policy

Measuring Progress


The BSA is sharing these policies for reference purposes only and they should not be construed as legal advice. The policies have been compiled from a variety of organizations and may not be appropriate for all organizations. Use of or reliance on these policies is at each individual organization’s own risk.

Thank you to participating firms for providing examples policies, practices, and procedures.

Bruner/Cott Architects


Finegold Alexander Architects
Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Saam Architecture


Shepley Bulfinch

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Does your firm have a policy they would like to provide as a resource for their peer firms as we work together to lift the profession? Please reach out with questions or additional policies.