Hoffmann Architects + Engineers wins Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award from AIA Connecticut
Hoffmann honored with second J.E.D.I. Award for social justice initiatives
New Haven CT — 13 December 2023 — Hoffmann Architects + Engineers, a design firm specializing in the rehabilitation of building exteriors, received a Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (J.E.D.I.) Award from the American Institute of Architects Connecticut Chapter. The award recognizes an AIA Connecticut member firm that has made a significant impact in increasing gender and racial diversity and supporting equity and inclusion, both within their organization and in the design and construction industry.
The award was presented at the AIA Connecticut Awards Gala on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, Connecticut.
The AIA Connecticut J.E.D.I. Challenge
Launched in 2021 to encourage measurable steps toward greater diversity and a more inclusive company culture, the AIA Connecticut J.E.D.I. Challenge invites firms to take a pledge citing action items they plan to pursue, both immediately and in the long term. To keep participants accountable, AIA Connecticut presents the opportunity each year to complete the J.E.D.I. Challenge Action Item Survey, reporting on concrete initiatives and results of their diversity and inclusion work over the past 12 months.
Of those firms completing the survey in 2023, just five were identified as exemplary in J.E.D.I. programming, hiring, advancement, and advocacy. Hoffmann was recognized as one such honoree.
On presenting the 2023 J.E.D.I. Award, Gina Calabro, Executive Director of AIA Connecticut, highlighted “the impressive advances Hoffmann Architects + Engineers have made in providing an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment.” She noted that the award serves “to recognize the firms who have made the greatest strides in increasing gender and racial diversity in their practice and in the overall profession.”