JOIN US FOR THE ANNUAL
STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION
Visit the Calendar tab for "NOMAS" meeting links and details.
We'll work on our design between May-October 2020.
*FREE TO JOIN DESIGN TEAM*
Contact Chapter Leaders below, or DM our Instagram @nomasltu.
Submission Deadline: October 3, 2020 @ 11:59 pm PST
October 14 - 18, 2020
The 48th Annual NOMAConference + Expo
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway, Oakland 94607
Updates due to COVID-19 announced soon.
Contribute a little, or contribute a lot--
You'll receive all completed project assets to include in your portfolio!
The Barbara G. Laurie Student Design Competition is one of the highlights of the NOMA conference for both student and professional members. Originating nearly 20 years ago with just 3 schools, the competition today features the work of 40 NOMAS chapters from across the country participating in a two-day competition. In this year’s event, design teams must develop a program for a sustainable, community-owned, mixed-use development entitled the ‘Black Cultural Zone Resilience Co-Hub’, with an emphasis on net-positive design strategies and a culturally responsive development. All new and existing NOMAS chapters are eligible to compete.
The National Organization of Minority Architects has been organized to:
Foster communications and fellowship among minority architects.
Form a federation of existing and proposed local minority architectural groups.
Fight Discrimination and other selection policies being used by public and private sector clients to unfairly restrict minority architects’ participation in design and construction.
Act as a clearing house for information and maintain a roster on practitioners.
Promote the design and development of living, working, and recreational environments of the community.
Create and maintain relationships with other professionals and technicians whose work affects the physical and social environment.
Encourage the establishment of coalitions of member firms and individuals to form associate and joint venture relationships.
Speak with a common voice on public policy.
Work with local, state, and national governments on issues affecting the physical development of neighborhoods and communities.
Be an effective source of motivation and inspiration for minority youth.