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Chicago’s architectural community is trying to diversify with the help of a new UIC fellowship and a project led by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill designer Tiara Hughes

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Tiara Hughes, center, instructs students Jocelyn Wong, left, and Jane Katwai in a graduate level design studio at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Hughes is an architect at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, a teacher at IIT and a landmark commissioner who also founded and leads FIRST 500, a global platform to address the industry-wide equity gap in the architecture field. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune)

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