An equal opportunity employer, Rafael Viñoly Architects strives to augment opportunities for participation by underrepresented minorities in the projects we lead and within the body of our own staff.
As is a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Rafael Viñoly Architects’ professional staff is 64 percent minority and 37 percent women, including a Hispanic principal, two Asian partners, and one partner who is a woman. Our firm is certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council, which shares reciprocity with regional affiliates across the United States.
Our firm is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to ensure that all candidates applying to work with us are considered without discrimination, solely on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities. Our efforts to augment participation by underrepresented minority groups within our own staff and our internship candidates include recruiting at area public and private schools of architecture and at historically black colleges, and by directing the recruiting agencies we work with to recommend diverse candidates.
It is Rafael Viñoly Architects’ policy to make the maximum practicable use of local firms, small and disadvantaged businesses, and minority- and women-owned businesses when selecting consultants, while maintaining teams with the highest possible qualifications.
We have regularly met or exceeded goals of historically underutilized business (HUB) participation of as high as 30 percent on large and complex projects, and in 2011, Rafael Viñoly Architects received a HUB award for the high Small-Business participation rate achieved with our team for the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, South Texas Research Facility.