Our hearts go out to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. These are our colleagues, our friends, our family. We condemn the anti-Asian violence and hate they have experienced and stand with them in both solidarity and grief.
Community is at the core of our work, and we believe communities can only thrive when we collectively embrace diversity and inclusion across all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, bodies and experiences.
As architects and designers we acknowledge that design is not neutral. We are committed to creating environments in which all people are welcomed, all voices are valued, and all individuals are respected.
We invite everyone to help raise awareness. Care for your AAPI neighbors. Support Asian-owned businesses. Join and learn from these organizations already doing the work:
—Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC): www.advancingjustice-aajc.org
—Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO): www.apano.org
—National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum: www.napawf.org
—Anti-Asian Violence Resources: anti-asianviolenceresources.carrd.co
—The AAPI COVID-19 Project: aapicovid19.org/resources
—Portland United Against Hate: www.portlandunitedagainsthate.org