THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MINORITY ARCHITECTS SUPPORTS DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS FOCUSED ON JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION
NOMA, NAACP, and Design Corps Partner to Host the 2020 Social, Economic and Environmental Design (SEED) Awards
The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) partnered with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Design Corps to announce the NOMA-NAACP Social Environmental and Economic Design (SEED) Awards. The purpose of the partnership is to highlight the built and conceptual projects in architecture, community design, and economic development that exemplify justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) at their core.
“We announced this partnership and awards program in the wake of COVID-19 illuminating a disproportionate impact on the very communities that should be better served by the power of design, specifically, our under-invested communities of color,” said Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP, NOMA President and HOK Principal. “If there ever was a time to highlight the need for built work that promotes justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, now is that time. We must promote and support design, real estate, economic and community development that improves health outcomes and contributes to the triple bottom line well-being of communities.”