Building Equality in Architecture: Prairies (BEAP) is an initiative that promotes equity and diversity in the city-building professions. Our organization aims to support, celebrate, and connect practitioners working in architecture, landscape architecture, planning, construction, and interior design across the prairies. BEAP uses an intersectional and cross-disciplinary approach to support leadership, mentorship, and networking opportunities in our professional community.
We host events and public lectures; work to generate awareness and dialogue around inclusive practices and addressing barriers; and celebrate the multiplicity of voices, hands, and minds who plan and design our communities.
Through our initiatives, we leverage opportunities for practitioners of all genders to connect with leaders and mentors in our city-building professions across the prairies in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. In collaboration with BEA: Toronto (BEAT), BEA: Atlantic (BEAA), BEA: Calgary (BEAC), BEA: North (BEAN), we will be working to connect and support design and planning professionals across Canada.
BEAP acknowledges that we are gathered on ancestral lands, Treaty 1 territory, traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the Homeland of the Métis Nation.