The Phil Freelon Professional Design Awards

“I’ve learned that if you build something beautiful, people will respect it.” 
Phil Freelon, NOMAC, FAIA 

Call for Entries: September 7-24, 2021

The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) is pleased to announce the Phil Freelon Professional Design Awards. With a legacy of recognizing outstanding architectural design work, NOMA renamed the decades-old prestigious design awards in honor of Phil Freelon’s notable career, recognizing him as one of the most influential African American architects of our time. Freelon passed away July 9, 2019. The award winners will be announced virtually from NOMA 50: HOMECOMING, Weekend Gala Celebration, October 20-23, 2021.

Phil Freelon Professional Design Awards logo - an abstraction of facade elements, five simple lines cutting across a deep beige field

Submissions to the NOMA Phil Freelon Professional Design Awards must be made by registered architects who are current NOMA members as of the submission deadline, September 24, 2021. Awards will be announced at the NOMA Conference awards ceremony. Entries may include new construction, rehabilitation, restorations, additions, adaptive reuse, or conceptual work in the following award categories: Built Work; Unbuilt Work; Vision; Historic Preservation, Restoration and Renovation; and Small Projects.