First 500 houses knowledge and resources to cultivate the next generation of Black Woman Architects.
Early exposure is key to fostering the interest and development of architecture as a potential career. Together we can increase that early connection with the following sources!
Connecting our teens with practicing professionals and having them participate in these engaging programs is pivotal to allowing our them agency into the field and furthering their interests.
The cornerstone of First 500 is its supportive ecosystem of licensed Black Women Architects dedicated to cultivating the potential of the next generation.
Whether you are a high school student or a pre-licensed professional, sign up below to learn more about the process and how to get connected with a mentor.
We’re almost there! Mentorship and equitable resource allocation is key at this point. We encourage you to check out the list of sources we have pulled together as a starting point!
Congratulations on making it this far! You are right where you belong. Let’s get motivated to commence or continue your license journey. The following resources and networks can help in this process!
Special shoutout and thank you to this group of women for your contributions to the industry, our communities and for inspiring future generations. You have truly paved an exemplary path! Make sure we have your profile along with other entities below.