NOMA Celebrates Record-Breaking Annual Conference in Portland

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Newly Licensed Architects at NOMA Business Meeting

By Pansy Schulman

On October 11-15, the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) gathered over 1,500 members, supporters, and students in Portland, Oregon, for its annual conference. Titled “Building Bridges Towards Just and Joyful Futures,” the five-day event featured talks from architect Toshiko Mori and artist Olalekan Jeyifous along with more than 50 educational sessions. This year also marked the announcement of the organization’s first international chapter, to be established in the United Kingdom. The five-day event featured several tours throughout the City of Roses, with stops at notable projects including Kengo Kuma & Associates’ Portland Japanese Garden, LEVER Architecture’s Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters, and ZGF’s PAE Living Building.