DIG fosters diversity and inclusion during MED Week
New Brunswick, NJ/Philadelphia, PA — As a certified Minority-Owned Business Enterprise, DIGroup Architecture (DIG) deploys its commitment to diversity, inclusion and sustainable solutions in the built environment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Holding the distinction as New Jersey’s largest majority Black-owned architecture, interiors and environmental graphic design firm, DIG is marking National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week’s 40th year by highlighting how the built environment influences underserved communities while raising awareness among young people of color regarding architecture, construction, engineering (ACE) and STEM careers.
“Since its inception, DIG has been empowering underserved populations and communities with our craft by creating purposeful, well-planned spaces and facilities for positive change and maximum impact for all,” said Vincent Myers, DIG president, principal and co-founder. “By extension, we also engage in advocacy and mentorship initiatives through our physical presence and shared experience that puts us in front of middle and high school and college students to alter their perception of what an architect, interior designer or graphic designer ‘looks like." “The more times young people experience visibility, leadership and representation, the greater the likelihood they will consider a career in an ACE and/or STEM field and be part of changing the trajectory of under-representation,” added Myers.
Furthermore, DIG prioritizes internal diversity, emphasizing equity and inclusion in its daily operations. In 2022, DIG appointed its first minority female principal and continues to advance diversity through sustainable hiring and promotions.