Michael Ford, a designer based in Wisconsin, is looking to better buildings and increase diversity in the architecture landscape through hip hop.  "According to a 2015 report from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (the 2016 report will be released some time this month), only 4% of registered architects identified as black or African-American. The overall percentage of minority architects has risen in the past few years, but there’s still plenty of headway to be made.“  Ford highlights three ways to help improve diversity numbers. 1) Get "people of color interested in learning about architecture at a young age”  2) Make “the subject compelling enough to maintain interest”, and finally 3) Find “ways to get community members involved in the design process so they feel a sense of ownership over architectural projects.”

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