Foster + Partners is committed to supporting diversity and inclusivity. We strive to create a working environment that is responsive to different cultures. We are part of several programmes that encourage and enhance diversity both within the practice and the wider industry.
In 2018, the practice formed a Diversity and Inclusion Forum to improve engagement, knowledge sharing, and raising awareness of key diversity initiatives and opportunities for greater inclusivity. The forum is spearheaded by the practice’s Partnership Board and includes the ‘champions’ heading different diversity groups within the practice. Each group aims to support our people in the workplace and provide valuable feedback to practice leaders, while also championing diversity in the architectural profession as a whole.
We have well-established links with a number of schools and universities around the world, funding awards and prizes and supporting educational activities. Our internship and apprenticeship programmes give valuable experience to students from a wide range of backgrounds and we have strong links with the Stephen Lawrence Trust and Black Professionals in Construction.