LEO A. DALY Company statement against personal, institutional and systemic racism
All around the United States, the communities in which we live and work are reacting in pain to injustice. Our company’s vision to transform the human experience is rooted in the humanistic belief that the actions we take and the things we say impact the world around us. LEO A. DALY Company (LEO A DALY) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Lockwood Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) join the AIA, ASCE, the National Organization of Minority Architects and other industry voices, in the chorus of humanity standing against personal, institutional and systemic racism.
We endorse the AIA’s statement:
“As Americans, we are mindful of this nation’s dark history of racial inequality. We are appalled by any actions that further threaten the universal respect and human dignity that everyone deserves. As architects, we remain committed to advancing civil rights protections, fair housing policies, and accessibility in the built world to help achieve the more perfect union we all seek. The fact is that architects and AIA, in our more than 160-year history, have not always felt compelled to share our perspectives. But the times we live in, the horrific nature of the events we witness, and the role we see for every member of our society demands that we speak out.”
We endorse ASCE’s statement:
“As leaders in our local communities, our other social or civic organizations, and in society at large, engineers must play an active role in ensuring that others within our personal and professional sphere embrace those same principles of respect and equity. We urge all members of our professional community to stand up, speak out and take action against racism and injustice wherever it occurs.”
LEO A DALY and LAN also support the universal message of restraint against violence and destruction. We look forward to listening to the voices of our colleagues, finding new ways to build understanding and enhancing pathways that achieve greater opportunities for everyone.
Leo A. Daly III, FAIA, RIBA, FRAIA
Chairman of the Board
LEO A. DALY Company