About

Mission

WMMIAEC’s mission is to increase the number of qualified ethnic minorities, and women employed in the architectural, engineering and scientific professions.

Who We Are

WMMIAEC is dedicated to increasing the number of qualified ethnic minorities and women in Consulting Architecture and Engineering throughout its member’s regions of operation. WMMIAEC was formed and built by the efforts of local, West Michigan consultants. Having its start in 1991, WMMIAEC has implemented a strategy of community outreach, setting the financial cornerstone for this group, and creating the infrastructure and leadership for continued growth and success.

We are a member-led organization with each member firm contributing the talent, opportunity and financial resources necessary to make WMMIAEC successful. Our current member firms include leading engineering and architectural companies in Michigan, and have collectively worked on over 75,000 separate projects in the communities in which we work and live. Therefore, it seemed only natural, after designing so many schools, hospitals, libraries, museums, roads, water resources, homes, and parks, and contributing to the success of many businesses and communities, for our members to apply their creative energies to establishing an organization dedicated to increasing opportunities for minorities to participate in the architectural, engineering, and scientific professions.

Our Future

As WMMIAEC continues its efforts to meet its mission, it recognizes, as a member-led organization, that it must continue to cultivate participation and leadership to drive the organization forward. Further, we want to expand our grant giving capabilities by developing a broader supporter network, collaborating with groups and individuals who share in our mission.

Finally, the ultimate measure of success will be identifying talented minority and women students with a desire to participate in and advance the professions of engineering, architecture and sciences, and helping them achieve their dreams. Along the way, our firms and communities will benefit by an expanding, diverse and vibrant work force.