CPG is Committed to Addressing the Lack of Diversity in the Architectural Industry
CPG recently joined the AIA Connecticut Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (J.E.D.I.) Challenge to increase gender and racial diversity in the architectural profession. We are committed to addressing the lack of diversity systemic in the architectural industry, and working towards increasing employment of female, black, and underrepresented people of color for design staff, leadership, and professionals at our firm.
From hiring to partnering vendors, we are holding ourselves accountable for progress. CPG will be seeking to adjust our staffing, company culture, practice, and policies to achieve results, both short and long term. We are taking action to build the foundation for lasting change, listening to employee feedback, and tracking our progress to ensure the equity and success of all individuals.
As part of our ongoing work, CPG was a proud sponsor of AIA CT J.E.D.I.’s first in-person event, “Equity and Diversity in the Workplace”, in partnership with Women in Architecture Knowledge Community and NOMAct, which took place on June 23rd, 2021. Experts and peers discussed what it takes to advance workplace practices, and how to create an inclusive, equitable and welcoming culture.
Community and personal engagement are the cornerstone of CPG’s mission and success. Design is for everyone, and we are resolved to improve practices within our firm and throughout the industry. We look forward to continuing this journey with our employees, clients, partners and community members.