DesignInc Sydney is thrilled to have received the 2021 UDIA NSW Diversity and Inclusion Award. With high levels of cultural diversity, gender equity at Director level, a fully funded First Nations architectural scholarship, Nguluway DesignInc partnership and a range of progressive policies, we are proud of our achievements.
Reconciliation—a Shared Journey
DesignInc Sydney is thrilled to announce the launch of our first ‘Innovate’ Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), committing to practical actions to strengthen relationships, create mutual respect improve the opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
As a leading design firm shaping places across Sydney, regional NSW and Australia, we recognise that we have a responsibility to bring the voice of Australia’s First Nations Peoples into the creation of our built environment.
Our vision is for all Australians, particularly First Australians, to have the freedom to have their voice heard and to live and work together with respect and support. We acknowledge that there are many steps, big and small, required to reach this vision. We commit to continuing our contribution to this change through our internal organisational culture as well as through partnerships and opportunities, through our approach to design, and through broader industry initiatives.
We acknowledge that there are many steps, big and small, required to reach this vision. We commit to continuing our contribution to this change through our internal organisational culture as well as through partnerships and opportunities, through our approach to design, and through broader industry initiatives.DesignInc Sydney
We actively foster a culture of diversity and inclusion across gender, cultural background and ability. Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) aligns with and expands on our existing organisational cultural values.
The four key tenets of our vision for reconciliation are:
- to increase cultural literacy and awareness within our team;
- to take a lead in creating new methodologies for embedding stories of Country into the built environment;
- to connect with and provide opportunities for First Australians People through our organisation; and
- to change the conversation in our industry.
We aim to achieve these goals through a range of formal and informal initiatives outlined in our RAP. These include partnerships, collaborations, employment and mentorship programs, policies, training opportunities, events, experiences, workshops, marketing initiatives, communications, project methodologies, presentations and resources.