At FIRST 500, we elevate and celebrate Black Women Architects and raise awareness about their distinction through an excellent central community. FIRST 500 inspires Black women and girls to infinitely increase our licensed representation in the industry to better reflect the environments we serve.
We elevate the visibility of Black Women Architects and communicate their lasting impact on the built environment.
From youth to pre-licensed professionals, we provide tools and resources that allow Black Women Architects to enter the industry and build prosperous careers once there.
We establish a supportive network of individuals where they can connect, thrive and grow together.
When we create opportunities for licensed Black Women Architects in the U.S. to practice in the industry, we create opportunities and equity in our communities.
Our community is made up of brilliant, creative licensed architects committed to shaping the blueprint of a better world and cultivating the next generation of Black architectural talent.