First 500 Highlights Black Women in Architecture

via dezeen

American architect Tiara Hughes has launched the First 500 website, an online platform dedicated to showcasing the work of Black women architects working in the US.

Hughes founded the First 500 organisation in 2018 after learning that less than 500 of the 100,000 licensed architects in the US were Black women.

In October, the architect launched a website to further the initiative’s mission in achieving racial justice in the architecture industry.

“First 500 aims to inspire Black women and girls to infinitely increase our licensed representation in the industry to better reflect the environments we serve,” Hughes told Dezeen.

“The website is a resource and reference to learn more about the incredible contributions of black women to the built environment.”

Read more and check out the site.


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