Networks are an important element in developing professional connections, education, and communities. This is a directory of networks related to the historic trades.

Connect with Professionals

This page hosts a roster of professional networks related to the historic building trades. Membership-based networks are open to individual, organizational, and/or businesses–some networks will have prerequisite qualifications.

Do you know a network that should be added or a network that is no longer active? Submit an entry! This helps us keep the database an up-to-date and relevant resource. As available, please include the name of the organization, contact information, website and social media, membership type, activities and publications, and trade skills practiced.

Build Out Alliance

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Website: Build Out Alliance

Build Out Alliance’s mission is to promote and advocate for LGBTQ people serving openly and with pride in all roles within the building, design, and construction industries. Our members work towards making the entire industry more welcoming to LGBTQ professionals, leading by example in our own work environments and through partnerships with community organizations. We see an industry where inclusion is valued universally, where LGBTQ professionals have equal opportunities, can work openly with pride, and benefit from a professional network.


Has active members and representatives from across the building, design, and construction industry – from small, local architecture firms to global engineering and design firms and construction professionals. Build Out Alliance also has a variety of committees open for new members to join.


Professional programming, outreach, advocacy, mentoring, and events.



Trade Skills