Cambridge, MA – GUND Partnership has once again been recognized by AIA New England as an AIA New England Emerging Professional Friendly Firm. This award recognizes GUND’s commitment in 2020 to helping its youngest professionals achieve licensure and excel in their architecture careers. GUND is one of only 29 firms in New England to receive the designation.
GUND is a leader in the industry on diversity, as compared to the 2019 AIA New England Emerging Professional Friendly Firm survey results. Forty percent of firm leadership and 63% of Emerging Professionals at GUND are women and 38% of Emerging Professionals identify as a racial or ethnic minority, as compared to 30%, 42% and 15% of medium firms (10-49 employees) surveyed.
Diversity of staff and a thoughtful benefits package, including flexible scheduling and a robust parental leave policy help GUND maintain this rich studio environment. Commitment to mentoring, weekly continuing education opportunities, an in-house Architectural Experience Program and dedicated program director, exposure and opportunities to work on projects at all stages of design and construction, and support to participate in professional organizations and outside groups, all led to GUND being recognized among a highly competitive group of nominees.