The American Institute of Architects recently selected Houston-based Studio Red Architects as one of four honorees in its Diversity Recognition Program. Now in its second year, the program recognizes architects working in firms, schools and other areas, as well as component chapters, for exemplary commitment and contributions to increasing diversity and inclusion within the architecture profession.

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Studio Red was selected for its creation of a 100%, employee-owned firm of 25 partners. Of those, 78% qualify as underrepresented individuals, women and/or minorities. Certified as a state of Texas as an HUB (Historically Underutilized Business) firm, Studio RED demonstrated a commitment to the AIA for community service and educating and mentoring its interns.

As well, Studio Red Partner Trung Doan was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Asian Chamber of Commerce for his leadership in Studio RED’s Houston and Vietnam offices. The firm established its third office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in April 2009.