Welcome to the FLUID Diversity Mentoring Programme, an innovative scheme developed by RIBA’s Architects for Change (AfC) committee and the Construction Industry Council, to address the retention and development of talented practitioners from diverse backgrounds for management and leadership roles in the built environment.


For information on how to apply to become a mentor or mentee, please click here.



The project has been developed in response to evidence gathered on diversity by the Construction Industry Council (CIC), AfC, Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE), the Government’s Fair Access to the Professions Report, the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s Race Discrimination in the Construction Industry Inquiry Report in addition to other reports.

“As professionals and as an industry we are at our best when we understand, engage and work with the diverse communities for whom we design and deliver environments. Our industry should reflect the society we work in, it should embrace diversity and encourage the progression of all to ensure we foster talent and allow equality of access to opportunities. The Fluid Diversity Mentoring programme presents an opportunity to invest in this progression and in doing so we invest in a future which will benefit us all.”

Clare Devine Mentoring Champion and Chair of Women in Architecture