Staying ALL In: The Series

  • 2020 AIA Awards: Celebrating NOMA Award Winners, Looking to the Future
    June 25, 7:00pm ET
    With everything happening in country, there is still reason to celebrate and to be hopeful for the future. It makes the work of NOMA members and allies all the more important. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Annual Conference scheduled to occur last month in L.A. was postponed; however, we want to recognize and celebrate NOMA members winning AIA Awards. Join Jason Pugh, Incoming NOMA President, along with fellow NOMA Leadership and members in celebrating the 2020 AIA award winning NOMA members, including:

    Fellow American Institute of Architects (FAIA) honorees R. Corey Clayborne; Robert L. Easter, NOMAC; and Lee Coplan; and W. Kenneth Wiseman.

    Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award Recipient: Gabrielle Bullock, FAIA, Perkins & Will Managing Director. Named for civil rights leader Whitney M. Young Jr., this award distinguishes an architect or architectural organization that embodies social responsibility and actively addresses a relevant issue, such as affordable housing, inclusiveness, or universal access.

    Edward C. Kemper Award Recipient: Carole Wedge, FAIA, Shepley Bulfinch, President and CEO. From 1914 to 1948, Edward C. Kemper led the AIA as executive director. Since 1950, this award has honored members who carry on his legacy of continued and significant service to the AIA.

    AIA Young Architects Award Winners: Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, NOMA President and HOK Director; Damaris Hollingsworth, AIA, NOMA Minnesota Co-Founder and Design By Melo, Principal and Founder

    AIA Associates Award Recipient: Tiffany Brown, Assoc. AIA, NOMA Executive Manager; NOMA Detroit Co-Founder; and Smith Group Project Manager.

    #awards #AIA #design #proffesionalism #excellence

Past Programs

When post-production is complete on each of the past programs you’ll be able to review the content here. Availability and details vary with each broadcast based on a variety of factors.

NOMA Presents the Class of 2020: Congratulations NOMAS Grads!
Original air date, June 18

NOMA congratulates the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students graduating Class of 2020. In this difficult climate, NOMA is ALL IN for its graduates and wants to be here to support you on your journey into architecture and the design profession.

NOMA President Kimberly Dowdell, along with the NOMA National Board and NOMA University Liaisons, to confer the 2020 graduates. Graduates are invited to join the virtual ceremony dressed in graduation chords, gowns and any celebratory gear they want to wear.

Masters of Ceremonies: Tiffany Brown, NOMA Executive Manager. Commencement address given by Kimberly Dowdell, NOMA President. Hosts: NOMA University Liaisons: Andreea Vasile Hoxha; Melanie Ray; Gabrielle Riley; Andrea Simpson. Closing remarks: Jason Pugh, Incoming NOMA President

#NOMAS #Graduation #Classof2020 #ALLinForNOMA #Students #Pipeline

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NOMA Annual Conference Update
Spatial Shifts: Reclaiming Our Cities

Original air date, June 11

Originally planned to take place in Oakland, California, and organized by the San Francisco NOMA Chapter (SF NOMA), NOMA’s annual conference, NOMACON2020 // Spatial Shifts: Reclaiming Our Cities, has been reconfigured to a new virtual interactive format.

The conference theme offers an opportunity for the NOMA community to place our work in the context of the heightened realities of our communities. This year’s virtual conference will feature fireside chats by recognized Oakland/Bay Area leaders, seminars and workshops by national and international members, a virtual grad fair and exhibition, student and professional competition, as well as industry-leader chat rooms.

Themes include:

WHO BELONGS? Policy & Politics
CULTURE: Space and Urban Structure
HOUSING: Place, Space, Consumption and Production
THE EXPANDED ROLE OF THE ARCHITECT: Reclaiming Design, Development & Technology
OAKLAND INTERSECTION: Make Visible Your Call to Action

Introduction: Kimberly Dowdell, NOMA President and Jason Pugh, NOMA President-Elect. Presenters: June Grant, NOMA, RA, SF NOMA President and conference co-chair, and blinkLAB founder, and Rod Henmi, NOMA, FAIA, LEED AP, SF NOMA conference co-chair, and HKIT Design Director

#NOMASpatialShifts2020 #ReclaimingOurCities #NOMAeverywhere

Design Talks: Project Pipeline During COVID-19
Original air date, June 4, 2020

Project Pipeline, a design justice architecture camp and one of NOMA’s premier programs, provides access to the profession for middle school and high school students across the country. Since 2006, Project Pipeline has served a diverse population of students underrepresented in the design field, better preparing students for college and career experiences. Through Project Pipeline, more than 10,000 young people have learned about the significance of architecture in their daily lives, as well as in broader cultural, social, and historical contexts. Students develop skills and tools to contribute to their community, both critically and constructively. But how do you provide a camp experience during COVID-19? Join us to learn about the summer schedule, the online camp structure, and national curriculum recommendations.

Introduction: Kim Dowdell, NOMA President, and HOK Director. Host: Bryan Lee Jr, NOMA Project Pipeline Chair and Colloqate Design Principal.

Design Talks: Meet the 2019 NOMA Phil Freelon Professional Award Winners – Built & Unbuilt Category
Original air date, May 21, 2020

The 2019 NOMA Phil Freelon Professional Design Award winners were honored for their design excellence at the NOMA Conference in Brooklyn. Join two of the five winning firms for a quick round of design talks on their projects:

Built Category: Moody Nolan, The Legacy House Project, Columbus, Ohio

Unbuilt Category: Perkins & Will, Destination Crenshaw, Los Angeles, California

The conversation was hosted by Jimeca Sims, NOMA, Assoc. AIA, NOMA Awards Chair

Building Your Business: Legacy Planning + the Next Generation
Original air date, May 14, 2020

NOMA members have thriving design and architecture firms. However, fewer NOMA member firms survive more than one or two generations. Nationally, only 30 percent of businesses make it to the second generation. Architects take pride in building things that last. Translate those skills to your firms: strong in infrastructure, robust in execution and dynamic in approach. Join NOMA member and small firm founder and owner Ibrahim Greenidge, BOLT Architecture, as he moderates a conversation about where to start on succession planning for your business. This will be a multipart series to help breakdown the process for NOMA members.

Introduction: Kimberly Dowdell, NOMA President. Moderator: Ibrahim Greenidge, BOLT Architecture. Presenters: Stacey Polk, LCR Enterprises, LLC Co-Chair and President; Charles Smith, CS Insurance Strategies CEO.

The CARES Act: What Do NOMA Members Need to Know
Original air date, May 7, 2020

The Coronavirus Pandemic is causing immense hardship for the world, but in particular, communities and businesses of color. Join us to talk with experts about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and how to gain access to the funds. This over $2 trillion economic relief package is intended to provide fast and direct economic assistance for American workers, families, and small businesses, and preserve jobs for our American industries. However, the rules seem to change every day on what’s possible and how to access the funds. Learn more about items including: tax filing deadline extensions; CARES Act retirement plan exceptions (401K, 403B, etc.); after-tax rollover to Roth; PPP Loans and loan forgiveness; debt forgiveness and more.

Presenters: Introduction by NOMA President Kimberly Dowdell; KB Financial Krystian Suber and Graham Clarke; Nationwide Insurance’s V. Gail Brannock, JD,CPA and Desiree Bruckner, JD

Advancing NOMA’s Mission: Is Now Your Time for Licensure? What You Need to Know
Original air date, April 30, 2020
Challenging times make us examine our choices and how we spend our time. Our mission is to increase and help advance minority architects’ path to licensure. Is now your time for licensure? NOMA’s Tiffany Mayhew will host the National Council of Architectural Registration Board’s (NCARB) Vice President of Examination, Jared Zurn, to talk about the path, timeline and costs associated with licensure, as well as provide study tips and tools for success. Imani Day and Melanie Ray will also share their personal experiences.

Facebook discussion group (will be asked to join if not already a member).

Note: Due to an internet outage there is a six-minute gap around 11:20 into the presentation.

Remote Work: Making it Work
Original air date, April 23, 2020
In this new day of required remote work, we’re all findings ways to make it work and learn as we go. Sole proprietorships and small businesses typically have the greatest challenge during downturns. How can offices of varying sizes make remote work successful, still connecting to each other and to clients, while working from home? Join NOMA’s Chief Technology Officer, Joel Avery in conversation with Moody Nolan‘s Antoine Bryant as well Cappy Sabir and Yvette Richardson of SRW. Moody Nolan has 12 offices and 230 employees. SRW has two offices and 30 employees. We anticipate a dynamic discussion about how to make it work with whatever technology challenges you may be experiencing.