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Davis Brody Bond, Census Data Processing Center

Arquitectonica, Wilkie D. Ferguson U.S. Courthouse

Allison Williams (Perkins + Will), Calexico Border Station

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and the productive exchange of information, particularly as it relates to industry and government best practices and state-of-the-art design practices, between GSA and NOMA.�

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STEVEN LEWIS NOMA PRESIDENT Welcome to Boston, the site of this year’s Thirty Eighth Annual International Conference and Exhibition of the National Organization of Minority Architects. Having recently spent a year living in Boston, I am particularly excited about returning to a place that is home to five major schools of architecture, great restaurants, countless historical sites, and an energy that I am certain you will find infectious. NOMA is thrilled to be here in order to build upon the success that so many of you helped to create at last year’s Conference in St. Louis. Each year we establish a theme that embodies a message of importance to our members, constituents and the communities that we serve. This year’s theme - “Reinvent, Rebuild, Reconnect: Innovation Can Happen Through Turbulent Times” – challenges us to come ready to engage in dialog and visioning around the complex issues that we face in these ongoing times of uncertainty. As an eternal optimist, I can assure all of you who made the decision to be with us in Boston will be rewarded with renewed energy, ideas, and motivation to go forth and be a part of making our future fruitful and productive. This year’s Conference affords us the unique opportunity to benefit from the concentration of academia that will surround us. Wentworth, Harvard, MIT, North Eastern, and the Boston Architectural College represent five outstanding schools of architecture, each of which will be present and accounted for during our stay. The exchange of knowledge, ideas and resources that will take place over the next several days should empower you to seek new avenues toward positive change, particularly in relation to our most challenged communities. NOMA has continued to concentrate its energies and resources on cultivating the next generation of architects-ofcolor, while working to broaden the definition of sustainability to not only include, but to emphasize the social and community facets of greening our environment and our economy. Thanks to the tireless work of your host Chapter, the stage has been set for us to take advantage of all that Boston and NOMA have to offer. Along with the great fun that our annual Conference is known for, you will be uplifted by the entire experience such that you will depart with the energy and newfound tools necessary to carry out the important work that we must execute if we are to move into the future with usefulness and relevance to the greater society. Our Sponsors and Exhibitors have again expressed their commitment to NOMA by being here and supporting us. Make sure to let each and every one of them knows that it matters to us that they are here. Our hosts have been hard at work preparing a most informative and fun time for you. I hope that you will partake in all that they have planned. Whether you’ve come for the Continuing Education Seminars or the Exhibitor Fair, or to experience first hand our legendary special events like the themed luncheon, the Host Chapter Party and the Bro’s Arts Ball, culminating with the Annual Awards Dinner, I have no doubt that NOMA in Boston will be a transformative experience. Welcome! Sincerely,

R. Steven Lewis, NOMA, AIA – LEED AP 2009-10 NOMA President



ANDRE VEGA BosNOMA PRESIDENT Dear NOMA Members and Conference Attendees. On behalf of the Boston Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects, I would like to welcome you all to Boston and the 38th annual NOMA Conference. The theme of the 2010 NOMA Conference is “REINVENT, REBUILD, RECONNECT: Innovation can happen in turbulent times.” This is what we must do to survive the current economy in the United States. We must reinvent ourselves and work to stay afloat during a severe recession. We must rebuild our infrastructure, economically and physically, to sustain us as we move forward. We look forward to reconnecting with friends and colleagues every year at the NOMA conference. Over the past year and a half, the Boston Chapter has been working extremely hard to put together a stimulating three days of education, discussion, a product expo, nightly entertainment, and more. The result is an exciting program of seminars and panels. Nationally recognized key note speakers, Toni Griffin and Maurice Cox, will join us. And we will present a Lifetime Achievement Award to Stull & Lee Architects, the oldest minority owned architecture firm in Boston. The entertainment will be no less rewarding than the education. We look forward to the Host Chapter Party, The Bro’s Arts Ball and the first NOMA Basketball Classic, a basketball game between students and professionals. This event is certain to create lasting memories. We have also left time in the conference schedule to allow everyone to explore Boston’s rich historic architecture and culture. Thank you all for attending the NOMA Conference this year and continuing to support NOMA as we grow and develop into a nationally recognized organization. It is our hope that you will find your time, here in Boston, to be educational, rewarding and relaxing. It is also our hope that you will leave Boston with a renewed appreciation and respect for the city that we call home. Please have a great conference and enjoy your time here in Bean Town. Sincerely,

Andre A. Vega, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP BosNOMA, President


ANDREW THOMPSON NOMA NORTHEAST REGION VICE-PRESIDENT Greetings NOMA Members and Guests! It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the city of Boston for the 38th Annual NOMA International Congress and Exposition. BosNOMA, The Boston Chapter of NOMA along with the Board of Directors of the National Organization of Minority Architects have worked together for an informative and exciting conference. The theme of this year’s conference is Reinvent, Rebuild, Reconnect- Innovation can Happen Through Tough Turbulent Times. The architectural profession is still feeling the effects of the current economic times. It is at this gathering, this NOMA Conference that students, interns, professionals and allied professionals, that we look for rejuvenation and inspiration for our profession and our schools of architecture. This is an important time, for as we leave this conference, we will have the motivation to move forward and upward. It was two years ago that the AIA 2008 National Convention was held in the city of Boston. That conference theme was “We The People”. Many of NOMA members who are also AIA members were assembled at the conference. We witnessed Marshall Purnell NOMA FAIA, the first African-American to hold the post of AIA National President charged all of the members present, AIA and NOMA to continue and promote diversity in the profession. In 2010 under the direction of BosNOMA President Andre Vega AIA and conference chairman Edward Ransom, months of planning and coordination have led us to be assembled here in the City of Boston once again. Be prepared for an exciting time of lectures, seminars, and evening events. Beginning with an exciting pre-conference lecture with Phil Freelon and David Adaye, to a series of seminars which will also include issues involving the rebuilding of Haiti. While in Boston and as the conference schedule permits check out the sights and revere in a place that was the focal point of the American Revolution. During your time at the conference each NOMAS member should approach and talk to a professional and each professional should talk to and student and an intern. All NOMA and NOMAS members should reach out and thank all BosNOMA chapter members and thank them for all their hard work and efforts. Thank you and enjoy the conference.

Andrew E. Thompson NOMA AIA LEED AP BD+C NOMA Northeast Region Vice-President



EDWARD RANSOM CONFERENCE COORDINATOR WELCOME NOMA Members, Guests, and Conference Attendees ! On behalf of the Boston Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (BosNOMA), I welcome you to the 38th Annual NOMA Conference. The members of BosNOMA are proud to hold this years’ conference, the first to be held in the New England area. We hope that you will find the next three days to be a rewarding time of fellowship with your colleagues , and, a celebration of the achievements of minority design professionals . October is Black Architect’s Month in Massachusetts, and we wish to pay homage to the efforts of the elder members of our community of minority architects; those who have guided us to where we are today, and who still provide the inspiration that will take us into tomorrow. We stand in a time of great challenge and upheaval, wherein our survival in this industry is dependent on our ability to be flexible and to adapt. As such, we believe that the conference theme Re-Invent, Rebuild, Re-Connect: Innovation Can Happen Through Turbulent Times is quite apropos in response to the economic conditions that we face today. Only by reinventing ourselves can we adapt to today’s economic challenges. Only by rebuilding our knowledge base can we open our minds to the new opportunities that are the silver lining of this economic cloud . Only by encouraging collaboration among partnering organizations, businesses and local universities can we establish the new connections that will broaden our career options and elevate the quality of life in our communities. Over the next three days, we look forward to the benefit of your shared insights and experiences. We hope that during this informative, and festive occasion, that you will also take advantage of all that Boston has to offer. From the National Center for African American Artists , to the Freedom Trail , our city is rich in cultural as well as architectural history, and may surprise you. The members of BosNOMA hope that you have an exciting conference , and fond memories of your visit to Boston. Sincerely,

Edward (Tony) Ransom, AlA, CCM, LEED AP, NOMA Coordinator, NOMA 2010 Conference







2010 NOMA OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT| R. Steven Lewis, NOMA, AIA FIRST VICE PRESIDENT| Sanford Garner, NOMA, AIA VICE PRESIDENT, SOUTH| Timothy Johnson, NOMA, AIA VICE PRESIDENT, NORTHEAST| Andrew Thompson , NOMA, AIA VICE PRESIDENT, MID WEST| Kevin Holland, NOMA, AIA VICE PRESIDENT, WEST| Donald King, FAIA, NOMA RECORDING SECRETARY| Carla Flagg, NOMA CORRESPONDING SECRETARY| Aminah Wright, NOMA TREASURER| Heather Philip-O’Neal, NOMA, AIA PARLIAMENTARIAN| Najeeb Hameen, NOMA, Assoc. AIA PAST PRESIDENT|Carlton Smith, NOMAC, AIA Membership Chair| Anzilla Gilmore, NOMA, AIA Internet Committee| Kathy Dixon, NOMA, AIA NOMA Magazine Editors| Katherine Williams, Victoria Kaplan, Betsy Ismail Student Representatives| Gregory Bassiely, NJIT , Nehna Young, Cornell University Historian| Erroll O’Neil, NOMA University Liaison, Midwest| Bryan Hudson, AIA, NOMA University Liaison, South East| Antoine Bryant, NOMA, Assoc. AIA University Liaison, Northeast| Kimberly Dowdell, NOMA University Liaison, West| Prescott Reavis, NOMA, Assoc. AIA NOMA Counsel Representative| Kenneth Martin, NOMAC, AIA NOMA Foundation President| Harold Williams, NOMAC, AIA NOMA HBCU Liaison| Bradford C. Grant, NOMA, AIA GSA Liaison| Mary Shearill-Thompson, NOMA




2010 PLANNING COMMITTEE PRESIDENT|Andre Vega VICE PRESIDENT|Michael Fergus TREASURER|Alinda Bostick SECRETARY|Jay Lee CONFERENCE COORDINATOR| Edward “Tony” Ransom CONFERENCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS| Andre Vega| Edward “Tony” Ransom| Aisha Densmore-Bey| Cedric Sinclair | Michael Fergus| Jay Lee| Geri Nederhoff| Taylor Cooper| Alinda Bostick| Jerome Harris

2010 ADVISORY BOARD ADVISORY BOARD|Steven Lewis| Sanford Garner| Kathy D. Dixon| Heather Philip-O’Neal Andrew Thompson| Carlton Lewis| Anzilla Gilmore

BosNOMA hosts a welcome to Boston lunch at the 2008 AIA Conference Photo|Alinda Bostick

About BosNOMA| Massachusetts minority architects and members of the BSA Black Architects Forum formed the Boston Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects. We focus on bridging the gap between students, community, and professionals. We create an environment of inclusion that highlights the diverse cultures here in Boston. Contact us at: BosNOMA, c/o Boston Architectural College, 320 Newbury Street , Boston, MA 02115


TONI GRIFFIN NOMA 2010 LUNCHEON KEYNOTE ADDRESS Toni Griffin has built an impressive twenty-year career in both the public and private sectors, combining the practice of architecture, urban design and planning with the execution of innovative, large-scale, mixed-use urban redevelopment projects, and citywide and neighborhood planning strategies. In June 2007, Griffin became the Director for the Division of Planning and Community Development for the City of Newark, New Jersey, where in just two years, she has created an award-winning, professional office of comprehensive planning and urban design for the city. Prior to that she was Vice President and Director of Design for the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation in Washington, DC, and from 2000 until 2005 she served as the Deputy Director for Revitalization Planning in the D.C. Office of Planning, where she oversaw large-scale redevelopment projects for the downtown, waterfront, commercial corridors, and citywide neighborhood planning. Prior to locating to Washington, DC, she served as Vice President for Planning & Tourism Development for the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation in New York City, involved in creating a comprehensive Heritage Tourism Initiative. Griffin began her career as an architect with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP in Chicago, where she became an Associate Partner involved in architecture and urban design projects. She received a Bachelor’s of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame and was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She has also been a design critic at Illinois Institute of Technology and at Catholic University.


MAURICE COX NOMA 2010 AWARDS DINNER KEYNOTE ADDRESS Maurice D. Cox is an architectural educator, urban designer and City Counselor for the City of Charlottesville. He is a native of New York City, where he received a B. Arch. from the Cooper Union School of Architecture in 1983. He taught for six years as an Assistant Professor of Architecture at Syracuse University’s Italian Program in Florence, Italy. His teaching in Florence was accompanied by ten years of professional practice in partnership with Giovanna Galfione, focusing on urban design issues. Since arriving at the University of Virginia in1993 as an Assistant Professor of Architecture, he has coordinated the required undergraduate introductory design studio and has taught various graduate seminars focusing on community-based, collaborative processes of urban place making. In 1996 he co-founded the architectural practice of RBGC Architecture, Research and Urbanism with partners Craig Barton, Giovanna Galfione and Martha Rowen in Charlottesville, Virginia. Civic activism and community service characterize all aspects of his teaching, professional practice and academic scholarship, and he is widely known as an advocate for citizen participation in the important planning decisions that affect a community’s life. He was elected to the Charlottesville City Council in 1996. He serves on the Charlottesville Housing and Redevelopment Authority as a transportation representative to the Metropolitan Planning Organization.



“Has it really been all that long ago? Since the 1963 Dogs of Birmingham ? The passing of the 1964 Civil rights act ? Whitney Young’s 1968 speech to the Portland, Oregon AIA Convention? Since Don Stull’s 1966 beginning Architectural practice ? Certainly there are few places in the country more fitting than Boston,where we come face to face with the proud contributions of our people to the country’s struggle for freedom, to celebrate and pay tribute to the legacy and contributions of one of our pioneer architectural firms --- Stull & Lee. I think back to my first meeting with Don... it was Don who patiently guided ten young , thought to be radical, architecture students from Yale University. I learned much observing Don’s reassuring and strong confidence in negotiating with architects, Deans and the Yale University President. Remembering the early days of North Philadelphia, which David had traveled as a student, as we developed a pioneering study for Temple University to my recent project with the firm as we sought to preserve a treasured piece of West Palm Beach’s African American History—here in open competition we were selected over major New Urbanists. Our study of the community found the architect for one of the historic churches was none other than Tuskegee faculty member and architect Wallace A. Rayfield. Reflecting on Rayfield’s work, most of which is in Birmingham, the 16th street Church came immediately to mind … This church had been bombed in 1963, three years before Don began his firm and five years before Whitney Young’s speech to the Portland, Oregon AIA convention, before the AIA’s inclusion of African-Americans on their national staff . Then there was perhaps 200 African American AIA members. Advance to 2008 Boston’s AIA Convention was hosted by our first African American AIA President Marshall Purnell, to the many awards and achievements by Stull and Lee. Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us. Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us; Nearly 2,000 African American AIA members, still far too few and African American women remain nearly invisible....LET US March on ‘til victory is won! Thank you M. David Lee and Donald Stull.” Richard K. Dozier PhD, AIA. Dean Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture & Building Construction Sciences at Tuskegee University



John D. O’Bryant Center at Northeastern University Exterior and Interior


Images courtesy of Stull and Lee

The Vent Building at Boston Logan Airport

The Ruggles Train Station

Images courtesy of Stull and Lee


PROMINENT BOSTON ARCHITECTS Ralph T. Jackson, FAIA, is a principal at Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott and one of the firm’s design leaders. Principal for Design for current projects at Marquette and Georgia State law schools, and California’s Lake County Courthouse, his recent design clients include Cornell, Georgetown, and Fordham Universities; the University of California, Riverside; and Worcester (MA) Trial Court. He has been twice honored by the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA): in 1993 for Cornell’s Kroch Library and in 2007 for the award winning Africana Studies and Research Center, also at Cornell. Ralph was profiled in AIA Architect (“Making Partner in a MajorityOwned Practice”); Architectural Record (“Minority Report: Breakthroughs and Obstacles”); and in Traditional Building’s feature on Shepley Bulfinch (“Building for the Long Haul”). Ralph joined Shepley Bulfinch in 1975 and was named a Principal in 1990. He earned a degree from Wentworth Institute and attended Boston Architectural Center prior to receiving an M.Arch. from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. He was elevated to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows in 1999. Images courtesy of Shepley Bulfinch

Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University Photo| Albert Vecerka/ESTO


Boston Public Library Renovation Photo| Peter Vanderwarker

Lawrence Chan, FAIA, is currently the President of the Boston Society of Architects. Larry Chan is co-founding Principal of Chan Krieger Sieniewicz (now Chan Krieger NBBJ) and has over twenty years of professional experience designing and planning institutional and public projects, particularly initiatives that engage complex urban settings. Recent and ongoing professional projects under Mr. Chan’s direction include: a campus plan and facility master planning for the Rhode Island School of Design; The Park School in Brookline MA; the design of the Boston City Hall Plaza Community Arcade; and the planning and design of new residential community development Putrajaya, Malaysia. He received a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design degree from Harvard University. Image by Chan Krieger Sieniewicz

Audrey O’Hagan, AIA

, is incoming president of the Boston Society of Architects. She is an award-winning registered architect with over 25 years of experience in the United States and Great Britain. In 2006 she was honored to be selected as one of the top 10 architects/interior designers in New England by Women’s Business Boston. O’Hagan’s work has been published in Architectural Record, Interior Design Magazine, BusinessWeek, R&D Magazine, Laboratory Design News, and the Boston Globe. Audrey O’Hagan received her Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Environmental Design degrees from the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Design and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. Image by Audrey O’ Hagan Arch.

The Park School by Chan Krieger Sieniewicz Photo| John Rich

Competition entry ,Estonian Academy of the Arts, A.O’H From Architectural Record Photo| Jeff Goldberg/Esto


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Executive, Presidents meetings Exhibit Hall

Third Floor


Design Juries, Meetings

Luncheon, General Session, Awards Dinner


Fourth Floor HOTEL PLAN 224


Professional Design Jury (Closed Jury)-Arlington

8.00 am-5.00 pm

NOMA Service Learning Project, An Information Kiosk Design/Build Initiative 90 Windsor St., Roxbury, MA 02120

2.00 pm-6.00 pm

Executive Board Meeting (Closed Meeting)-Regis

6.00 pm-7.00 pm

Pre-Conference event - Phil Freelon and David Adjaye Lecture “A Vision of History and Culture” , Harvard Graduate School of Design Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium 48 Quincy St, Cambridge MA 02138

THURSDAY| OCTOBER 7, 2010 8.00 am-5.00 pm

Registration, Fourth Floor Registration A+B

8.30 am-10.00 am

Welcome Remarks by Lawrence Chan and Audrey O’Hagan (+Continental Breakfast)

12.30 pm-1.30 pm

Treasurer’s Meeting -Arlington + NOMA Membership Committee Meeting- Dartmouth

5.30 pm-6.00 pm

Buses Depart (every 15 minutes) from Mariott Lobby for Harvard Graduate School of Design

6.30 pm-10.00 pm

Stull and Lee Lifetime Achievement Tribute-Host Chapter Party, Harvard Graduate School of Design (Reception+Tribute)

10.00 pm-10.30 pm

Buses Depart Harvard Graduate School of Design for Boston Copley Marriott Hotel

FRIDAY| OCTOBER 8, 2010 8.00 am-5.00 pm

Registration, Fourth Floor Registration A+B

9.10 am-10.10 am

NOMA Council Meeting-Arlington

12.30 pm-2.30 pm

Luncheon Keynote Address-General Session- Toni Griffin-Grand Ballroom

3.00 pm-6.30 pm

Exhibit Hall Open- Gloucester

4.00 pm-5.00 pm

NOMA Student Chapter Meeting-Arlington

7.00 pm-11.00 pm

Bros. Arts Ball-Wentworth Institute of Technology, Watson Hall Auditorium, 550 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA. 02115, Museum of Fine Arts subway stop (Green Line)

SATURDAY| OCTOBER 9, 2010 8.00 am-5.00 pm

Registration, Fourth Floor Registration A+B

10.00 am-12.00 pm

Students vs. Professionals Basketball Game, Wentworth Inst. Of Technology, Tansey Gymnasium 550 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA. 02115, Museum of Fine Arts subway stop (Green Line)

11.00 pm-3.00 pm

Exhibit Hall Open- Gloucester


Presidents and Vice Presidents Meeting- Regis


Student Design Competition- Arlington

8.00 pm-10.00 pm

NOMA Awards Dinner-Keynote Address-Maurice Cox-Grand Ballroom


P R E - CO N F E R E N C E | W E D N E S DAY | O C TO B E R 6 , 2 0 1 0 NOMA 2010 8.00 am 5.00 pm 8.00 am 5.00 pm 2.00 pm 6.00 pm 6.00 pm 9.00 pm

Professional-Design Professional-Tech Berkeley Clarendon

Student Dartmouth

Potpourri Fairfield

Professional Design Jury-Arlington Community Service Project Executive Board Meeting - Massachusetts Room 5th floor Pre-Conference Lecture - Phil Freelon and David Adjaye, Harvard Graduate School of Design

T H U R S DAY | O C TO B E R 7 , 2 0 1 0 NOMA 2010 8.00 am 5.00 pm 8.30 am 10.00 am 9.10 am 10.10 am 10.20 am 11.20 am 11.30 am 12.30 pm 12.30 pm 1.30 pm 12.30 pm 1.30 pm 1.40 pm 2.40 pm 2.50 pm 3.50 pm 4.00 pm 5.00 pm 6.30pm 8.00pm 8.00 pm 10.00 pm

Professional-Design Professional-Tech Berkeley Clarendon

Student Dartmouth

Potpourri Exeter

Haiti Initiative *** Fairfield

Registration- Fourth Floor Registration A & B BSA Welcome Remarks+ Continental Breakfast- Salon E Modern Methods of Modular Constr. For/By the People: Finding Gold in Green: Wholistic Communities Incentives Designing For Design Digital: A Future Changing the Practice

Graduate Study at The Harvard GSD Architecture with Universal Design Design For Diversity

Design Activism in Africa Using the Bauhaus to reimagine practices Getting work with the GSA

BDNN-Launch 9.10am Panel 1: Post Quake Haiti- Physical System Panel 2: Post Quake Haiti- Social System Panel 3: Post Quake Haiti- Cultural System

Lunch on Your Own Treasurer’s Meeting-Arlington

NOMA Membership Committee Meeting- Dartmouth

Panel 3: Post Quake Mentoring Start a Company/ Transforming Positively Wellington through ACT-SO Transfer ownership Haiti- Economic System Neighborhoods Smart Growth BDNN-Final Comments AIA Contracts and Current Trends in The GeoWeb and Strategic Planning LEED Standards Daylighting Place Based Projects for Your Life MIT Graduate Sustainable Schools: Designing Sustainable Program Daylight/Passive Solar Visual Environments Host Chapter Party-Reception at The Harvard Graduate School of Design Keynote Presentation-Stull and Lee Lifetime Achievement Award Hosted by BosNOMA and The Harvard Graduate School of Design *** Refer to Page 31-32 for Special Haiti Initiative Schedule


HAITI PUBLIC ART DES DESIGN SIGN REINVENT REB NCARB B BOS ETHICS NEW O LICENSURE F R I DAY | O C TO B E R 8 , 2 0 1 0 NOMA 2010 8.00 am 5.00 pm 7.30 am 9.00 am 9.10 am 10.10 am 10.20 am 11.20 am 11.30 am 12.30 pm 12.30 pm 2.30 pm 1.45 pm 2.30 pm 2.50 pm 3.50 pm 4.00 pm 5.00 pm 3.00 pm 6.30 pm 4.00pm 5.00pm 5.00 pm 7.00 pm 7.00pm 11.00pm

Professional-Design Professional-Tech Berkeley Clarendon

Student Dartmouth

Potpourri Exeter

Haiti Initiative *** Fairfield

Registration- Fourth Floor Registration A & B NOMA Council Meeting- Fairfield Design Excellence Through Public Art Science Lab Planning Sheldon Labs Radical Urbanism Mathew Fredrick

Ethics for Design Professionals

The Green Village Project

OPM, Bridging the Gap

Career Designing

Revitalizing Urban Neighborhoods with Charter Schools

Meeting of the Academic Minds

Sustainability: BAC Graduate Affordable Housing + Fiberglass Fenestration Program Community Planning Commercial Buildings Luncheon Keynote Address-General Session Grand Ballroom High School Students-Shadow an Architect Program- Arlington

Design Opportunity Practice Transform. Afford. Housing and BIM Immigration Strategies Mixed Use Life for Employers Science Bldgs.

NOMA’s Project Pipeline in Action! I’m Licenced!! Now What?

The Hope VI Program Ambivalent Recovery of New Orleans

Haiti Relief Efforts + Outreach to HBCU Architecture Programs

Exhibit Hall Open- Gloucester NOMA Student Chapter Meeting-Arlington Dinner on your own Bros. Arts Ball-Wentworth Institute of Technology Watson Auditorium

*** A special viewing of the 24 hour design charrette “Black Lines on White Paper,” an investigation of Black Space

Design + Space/Form Expression with Jack Travis, FAIA will be on view during the conference in the Fairfield Room.


DIVERISTY GSA NING FUTUR FUTURE NOMA UILD YOUR RECONNECT TON SUSTAINABILITY ORLEANS S AT U R DAY | O C TO B E R 9 , 2 0 1 0 NOMA 2010 8.00 am 5.00 pm 8.30 am 10.00 am 10.00 am 12.00 pm 11.00 am 3.00 pm 12.00 pm 1.30 pm 12.30 pm 1.30 pm 12.00 pm 5.00 pm 1.30 pm 2.30 pm 2.40 pm 3.40 pm 3.50 pm 4.50 pm 5.00pm 6.30pm 6.30 pm 7.30 pm 8.00pm 10.00pm

Professional-Design Professional-Tech Berkeley Clarendon

Student Dartmouth

Potpourri Exeter

Haiti Initiative *** Fairfield

Registration- Fourth Floor Registration A & B Tours of Boston Students vs. Professionals Basketball Game At Wentworth Inst. Of Technology followed by a tour of Architecture Studios Exhibit Hall Open- Gloucester Lunch on your own Presidents and Vice Presidents Meeting- Regis Student Design Competition- Arlington Art of Construction in the New Economy Riding the Vortex: African American Women Architects in Practice

GSA Summer Internship Program

Warrensvile HghtsInclusive Design


3PM Food ServiceDesign Design DigitalImagings Arrival

New Graphic Syntaxes for BIM

Explore Boston on your own Cocktail Hour (Networking)- Grand Ballroom NOMA Awards Dinner- Keynote Speaker-Maurice Cox, Grand Ballroom

Learn about your conference speakers on pages 45-60.





THURSDAY|OCTOBER 7 9.10am-10.10am


MODERN METHODS OF MODULAR CONSTRUCTION Professional Technical Track|Clarendon 1 LU Speakers: Chuck Savage, Amy Marks

The John Hancock Tower and Trinity Church in Back Bay

GRADUATE STUDY AT THE HARVARD GSD Student Track|Dartmouth Speakers: P. Scott Cohen, Alex Krieger, Gareth Doherty, Sanford Kwinter For students, professionals, and those in academia, who are hoping to earn their professional degree or want to enhance their professional skills, you will learn about the educational opportunities offered by the Harvard Graduate School of Design. This session will provide an overview of the GSD’s programs in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, urban design, and design studies. Areas of study also include Art, Design, and the Public Domain, History and Philosophy of Design, Real Estate, Sustainable Design, Technology, and Urbanism, Landscape, Ecology. Admission information will be discussed with an opportunity for questions


This session discusses modern methods of modular construction for permanent multi-story buildings and components like Bathroom PODS and their application in high-tech buildings in hospitality, healthcare, student housing, multi-story residential, military buildings, and data centers. We will highlight three case studies where sustainable, modem methods of construction, BIM, 3D and 4D modeling, and Integrated Project Delivery Methods were utilized. Using these methods and lean project delivery systems, project teams dramatically reduce site disruption, project risk, and construction schedule versus conventional construction. This results in earlier revenue generation for the end users while providing a higher quality building.

DESIGN ACTIVISM IN AFRICA Potpourri|Exeter 1 LU Speaker: Michael Murphy, Anselmo Canfora, Katherine Williams This seminar will provide strategies for working with communities in resource limited environments to develop design solutions that serve to advance the social, economic and environmental sustainability of disadvantaged areas. The Design Activism seminar will motivate young designers and provide them with examples of how they can use their skills to rebuild in areas of devastation, reconnect with communities in need of design services and reinvent new collaborative design strategies to produce projects that are economically sustainable.

THURSDAY|OCTOBER 7 10.20am-11.20am FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE: A WHOLISTIC APPROACH TO COMMUNITY DESIGN Professional Design Track|Berkeley 1 LU Speakers: Michael Chavez, David Price, Len Charney It has long been stated that sustainable community and neighborhood development requires a holistic approach to its design, implementation, and postconstruction/occupancy. Including all stakeholders from the very beginning of neighborhood initiatives and maintaining them through all phases is a vital factor in improving a district’s health, environmental responsibility and awareness, economic growth, better education, and higher overall standards of living. Join an in-depth presentation by representatives from YouthBuild Boston, Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation, the Boston Architectural College, and a youth from the Roxbury/Dorchester area as we discuss neighborhood-based case studies from our representative organizations and how each entity has taken its expertise to come together and work longterm to continue positively improving Boston’s innercity neighborhoods.

ARCHITECTURE WITH THE PRINCIPLES OF UNIVERSAL/INCLUSIVE DESIGN Student Track|Dartmouth 1 LU| HSW Speakers: Beth Tauke, Susan Hunter, Sean Vance, Craig Huffman Universal design (UD) goes beyond ADA requirements for accessibility to help the practitioner understand and better meet the needs of emerging demographic groups ignored in traditional design training, including the ever-growing population of aging baby boomers and the obese. UD is at the heart of emerging, post-modernist spatial vocabularies that are more responsive and human-centered. While the message of earlier architecture was “we only want the able,” environments are now projecting a very different vision of inclusion and participation. Moving from basic principles, demographics and the ADA to assessment of building and community design, this session will introduce the user to the approach using key applications.

FINDING GOLD IN GREEN: INCENTIVES FOR ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS AND DESIGNS Professional Technical Track|Clarendon 1 LU Speakers: Randy M. Lucas This workshop is an in-depth discussion and review of some of the available tax credits and deductions that Architects can utilize in designing energy efficient (green) buildings as a result of recent energy tax legislation. Included in these tax credits and deductions is an incentive that can potentially provide a direct reward to the Architect and/or Design Team for qualifying energy efficient commercial public buildings.

RECONSIDERING BAUHAUS AND RE-IMAGINING OUR OWN DESIGN PRACTICES Potpourri|Exeter 1 LU Speaker: David H. Oliver Bauhaus was founded with the idea of creating a ‘total’ work of art in which all arts would be brought together, and has been held up as a model of crossdisciplinary collaboration for decades. Its influence spans art, architecture, graphic design, industrial design and typography. Practitioners often reference the work/objects that were a product of the Bauhaus, but what can we learn from the process? That said, what has become of the central principle of cross-disciplinary collaboration in practice? Is our perception of Bauhaus idealized to something beyond what was practiced at the famous school? What benefits are there in a cross-disciplinary approach to design practice? How can a reconsideration of Bauhaus help us to re-imagine our work and create new practices and offerings?


THURSDAY|OCTOBER 7 12.30pm-1.30pm





Professional Technical Track|Clarendon

NOMA Treasurer’s meeting is open to all Treasurer’s of professional and student chapters.

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Speaker: Joseph Feaster

Potpourri|Exeter 1 LU

THURSDAY|OCTOBER 7 1.40pm-2.40pm POSITIVELY WELLINGTON: SMART GROWTH Professional Design Track|Berkeley 1 LU Speaker: Carlton Eley This presentation offers perspectives on Wellington, New Zealand, and suggests why the city is a model for smart growth. The speaker will share perspectives based on observations from his research fellowship, interviews with city personnel, reviews of city reports, and consideration of United States efforts to manage growth. The presenter will share strengths of the city and acknowledge opportunities for improvement. Attendees will learn about trans-Pacific commonalities between New Zealand and the United States, Kiwi approaches for fostering sustainable urban environments, and the actions Wellingtonians are taking to secure their position as New Zealand’s “Top Town.”

MENTORING THROUGH ACT-SO Student Track|Dartmouth 1 LU Speaker: Bryan W. Hudson This seminar will focus on how to prepare youth for a future in Architecture. We’ll discuss participation in Project Pipeline and the matriculation of minority youth through the profession of Architecture. We also will learn how to identify and support youth that want to pursue Architecture or the built environment. Following will be a discussion of the ACT-SO Program and reviewing the work submitted by the students.


Speaker: Sanford E. Garner, Carlton Smith Many companies do not plan for corporate transitions. As such, they tend to dissolve once the founder(s) either retire or pass. As an up and coming practitioner in a firm, what should you know and do to position yourself to “buy into” the practice? You have put your time in and you are ready to start your own firm, what should you do? These are all important questions to consider at various stages in your professional career. We will share the do’s and don’ts of ownership. You will find out it’s never too early or too late to start planning.

THURSDAY|OCTOBER 7 2.50pm-3.50pm HOW THE GEOWEB WILL CHANGE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN PLACE-BASED PROJECTS Professional Design Track|Berkeley 1 LU Speaker: Paul Cote Free tools like Google Earth and Google SketchUp provide new ways to share and understand information about places and projects. Members of the public now have unprecedented capabilities to view three dimensional models of projects and to develop their own ideas in three dimensions. As the digital divide begins to get narrower, access to tools and spatial information will change the expectations that citizens have concerning how information is shared in both directions during the public participation process. Two case studies will provide a basis for a discussion of strategies that architects, planners and community organizers may pursue to better engage with neighbors to improve the design of places.



Student Track|Dartmouth

Professional Design Track|Berkeley

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Speaker: Christoph Reinhart

Speaker: Maryann Thompson

The presentation will introduce the audience to current trends in daylighting design practice as well as emerging modes of design exploration. The presenter will initially introduce a rule-of-thumb based design sequence for daylighting that was developed at the GSD. The second part of the presentation will deal with advanced parametric daylight simulation capabilities based on the new DIVA plug-in for Rhinoceros. The last part of the presentation will concentrate on innovative computer-based daylight evaluation techniques ranging from climate-based metrics to annual glare assessment methods and alertness predictions of occupants in daylit spaces.

We will examine the sustainable strategies used in 2 built schools and “one on the boards” school by Maryann Thompson Architects. The schools discussed will be The Children’s School in Stamford, CT, The Atrium School in Watertown, MA and the Carver Elementary School in Carver, MA.

AIA CONTRACTS AND LEED STANDARDS Professional Technical Track|Clarendon 1 LU Speakers: William L. Parker, Esq. In this session we will discuss several potential legal issues arising under the standard AIA contract documents in connection with the new LEED standards. In addition, we will review a recent net zero energy affordable housing project on a former superfund site. We will discuss various practical negotiating and drafting contract issues that are unique to green building projects.

STRATEGIC LIFE PLANNING Potpourri|Exeter Speaker: Keno R. Mullings In this session you will understand the components of a strategic life plan, be able to create a personal mission statement, determine life roles and core values, determine personal strengths, and set measurable achievable time bound goals.

The Children’s School is designed to tread lightly on the earth and to heighten the students’ sense of relationship with the site. The building is passive solar with cross-ventilation in order to extend the seasons in which heating and cooling are not necessary. The Atrium School is a converted warehouse where the dark and enclosed warehouse space was opened through extensive glazing that introduces ample daylighting and cross-ventilation, as well as orients the main space of the school to the south.

DESIGNING SUSTAINABLE VISUAL ENVIRONMENTS Professional Technical Track|Clarendon 1 LU Speaker: William Lewis Architectural lighting design facilitates performance of visual activities, influences our perception and experience of architecture, and significantly contributes to sustainability of the built environment. Participants will learn how a “performance and experience” based lighting approach can improve the quality of the spaces they design while also reducing energy consumption, manufactured material usage, and lighting system cost. Footcandles (lighting quantity) are to visual environments as square footage is to architecture; light fixtures are the bricks. Sustainability of electric lighting systems will be explored, and participants will learn to purposefully apply technology in response to how we perceive light through brightness distribution. Only items that add value are used, verses quantity based solutions that increase materials, energy and cost.

MIT GRADUATE PROGRAM Student Track|Dartmouth



POST-EARTHQUAKE HAITI : DISASTER + DESIGN IN THE DIASPORA SPONSORS: Black Design News Network, AIA Diversity & Inclusion + Deutsche Bank 9.10am - 9.15am Steve Lewis, President, NOMA Introduces Atim Annette Oton and Renee Kemp-Rotan, Co-Founders of


Black Design News Network (BDNN) , The Launch Exposing the World to Designers of the Diaspora, A Digital Expose.

9.15am - 9.20am

Atim Annette Oton and Renee Kemp-Rotan discuss “Disaster in the Diaspora”, an overview of the last six months of initiatives, gives acknowledgment to sponsors, and give an overview of the Panel System/ Overview of the Code. 9.20am - 10.20am

PANEL 1: Post-Earthquake Haiti as a Physical System Rebuilding the Country: The Full Monty Update

Renee Kemp-Rotan, Moderator Introduces Ambassador Leslie Voltaire, U.N. Special Envoy/Government of Haiti and Jean Emile Simon, President Society of Haitian Architects.

This Panel focuses on what has been done in Haiti since the devastating earthquake of 2010. Through PowerPoint presentations a Haitian Envoy and government dignitary and Haitian architect who participated in the Haitian Summit sponsored by AIA/Puerto Rico in April 2010 will update the entire NOMA membership and others on proposals and plans for Haiti’s redevelopment. Maps, Images, plans will be shown.

10.30am - 11.20am PANEL 2 : Post-Earthquake Haiti as a Social System Rebuilding the Family: Women and Children at Risk Atim Annette Oton, Moderator, Diane Jones, Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture, Morgan State University; Dowoti Desir, Founder, Durban Declaration Programme of Action Watch Group, (DDPA Watch Group); Nancy Dornisville TBD, Ella Ayiti Turenne, Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement This Panel focuses on what issues are facing women in Haiti since the devastating earthquake of 2010. Presentations will update the entire NOMA membership and others on how women will be involved in Haiti’s redevelopment.


11.30am - 12.30pm PANEL 3: Post-Earthquake Haiti as a Cultural System Rebuilding Identity: The Haiti Culture Code- Architecture, Disaster + Cultural Identity Renee Kemp-Rotan, Moderator ,Ambassador Leslie Voltaire, U.N. Special Envoy of the Government of Haiti, Paul Emile Simon , President Society of Haitian Architects, Benjamin Vargas, FAIA, Architect and 2010 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award Winner, Max Beauvoir via SKYPE President of International Brotherhood of Voodoo Priests; Bettina Byrd Giles, Interculturalist, The Byrds Nest, LLC, Michel DeGraffe, MIT, Linguistics Expert on Kreoyl;Erica Rioux-Gees, Architect, AIA National Board Member and Disaster Expert, Dale Joachim, MIT Media Lab, Haiti and Social Media; Rodney Leon, Award Winning Haitian Architect Designer of the African Burial Ground Competition; Jenna McKnight, Arch Record Contributing Editor; Tony Whitfield, Associate Dean, School of Constructed Environments, Parsons School/New School of Social Research, Mabel Wilson, PhD, Columbia University, Arch.+Planning and Atim Annette Oton/Co-Founder BDNN.


This panel focuses on a review of the Culture Code by Haitian Architects, African American Architects, Disaster Experts and Interculturalists. It will look at the rebuilding of post-earthquake Haiti as an opportunity to create Haiti as the new utopia for the African Diaspora. The Culture Code is a fully documented design and development kit being constructed by Renee Kemp-Rotan who will outline the Culture Code as a comprehensive framework of 100 cultural considerations advanced across the socioeconomic geography of pre-colonial, colonial, post-colonial and post-earthquake Haiti, in away that informs all future design, development and resettlement. Panel and audience participation will review the usefulness of such a code during times of resettlement and rebuilding of post-disaster environments. 1.45pm - 2.45pm PANEL 4: Post-Earthquake Haiti as an Economic System Rebuilding the Economy: Getting Work in Haiti Atim Annette Oton, Moderator, Jim Paul, Director, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, USAID Representative/TBD, Martin Shapiro, CHF International, Haiti Government/Consulate Representative/ TBD, and Renee Kemp-Rotan/BDNN. This panel focuses on ways to get contracts in Haiti for design professionals from the Haitian government, the US government and non-profits working in Haiti. 3pm - 3:30pm BDNN Final Comments: Rebuilding International Relationships Q & A + Mixer with Panelists






FRIDAY|OCTOBER 8 9.10am-10.10am DESIGN EXCELLENCE THROUGH INTEGRATED PUBLIC ART Professional Design Track|Berkeley 1 LU Speakers: Rosalyn Elder The creation of art is the essence of our humanity. The creation of art in public spaces was used by past civilizations to capture and pass on their common cultural legacy. Today, we need to incorporate public art into our built environment for the same reason of preserving our cultural legacy and more: it improves and sustains our built environment by providing a sense of place and vibrancy to our public spaces; it encourages civic engagement and promotes community stewardship of our public spaces; it creates group memory and identity; and it stimulates the economic revitalization of those communities in which it is located. This presentation will illustrate the many ways public projects have achieved design excellence through integrated public art.

1 LU, HSW Speaker: Bob vanArsdall With all the scrutiny placed on business ethics during this tough economic period, professional designers need to have a better understanding of the subject, and the implications that ethical considerations should have on their decisions and behaviors. To drive the point home, this session will utilize a real design project case study (Citicorp Center) to illustrate the important part that ethics plays in the business of design. The session will present three very different models that can be used to analyze ethical situations, and will allow the group to apply these models to a real life situation. The case study is presented in a fashion that will prompt active discussion among the participants, as there is not just one clean cut answer to the ethical dilemma. This hour long workshop will combine presentation with active participation to maximize the attendees learning opportunity. After the session, it is anticipated that attendees will gain a new appreciation for the critical importance of ethics in today’s business environment.



Potpourri |Exeter 9.10am-10.40am

Student Track|Dartmouth

1.5 LU, HSW

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Speakers: Philip S. Lewis, Roger Harris, Craig Engerman Chin Lin

Speakers: Kevin Harbour The Green Village Project, a live-work-play development concept designed by JLH Holdings. Inc., whose mission is to promote the re-establishment of America’s Middle Class, primarily in urban settings. JLH Holdings will achieve this by designing small to large, sustainable “Green Villages” that incorporates as many green initiatives and value engineering strategies as possible. Variations of this concept are already in play in a few cities and will create an urban social paradigm shift that offers people of varying professions living, working and playing in a comfortable, progressive atmosphere that is safe, successful and attractive with the necessities of life.


Learn why Charter Schools in Massachusetts are expected to increase and how to identify appropriate sites for reuse, including c ritical path implications in code compliance. Understand the major program implications in change of use from industrial or commercial properties to educational adaptation. Explore the impact on urban neighborhoods and communities of reusing unusual existing buildings.

Meeting of the Academic Minds Initiative| Fairfield 9.00am-11.30 am



Professional Design Track|Berkeley

1 LU

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Speakers: Gregory Janey, Arthur Jemison, Cassius Moore

Speaker: Tracy Allen

This session will cover the concept of the OPM, bridging the gap between the architect, owner, and contractor. Our diverse team of professionals will discuss the key elements of the project life cycle ; planning , design, and construction, and how they relate to the industry’s history, value, and evolution. We will try to end the adversarial relationships brought about by the traditional approach in order to reinvent, rebuild, and reconnect.

Sheldon Laboratory Systems has been in the business of manufacturing Educational Science Furniture and Equipment for over 100 years. Sheldon focuses on lab designs that integrate the casework into the learning process. From the furniture to the flow of the room to the interaction of teachers and students, Sheldon incorporates every detail of the laboratory experience into the design. As such the presentation will revolve around how laboratories have evolved over the years and why. The information we provide is based on years of listening to teachers about their need for effectively teaching and supervising a science classroom. We will review all types of lab designs from the most basic to the most technologically advanced. Since there is no such thing as “one size fits all”, we present these designs in a very objective manner, letting you decide what best fits the needs of your client. After completion of this course participants will be able to: List the basic principles used in science lab planning, Describe appropriate square footage, preferred layouts and proper equipment for each discipline of science, recognize weaknesses in poorly planned layouts.

CAREER DESIGNING: INVENT, BUILD AND CONNECT YOUR FUTURE Student Track|Dartmouth 1 LU Speakers: Lee Waldrep As you approach graduation, do you know what your next step will be? Will it be attending graduate school, entering architectural practice, or something else? Through this interactive workshop, learn how “career designing” can prepare you for your career after school by being exposed to the steps for applying to graduate studies, securing a position in an architecture firm, and exploring what to do next.

Professional Technical Track|Clarendon

SUSTAINABILITY, AFFORDABLE HOUSING, AND COMMUNITY PLANNING Potpourri|Exeter 11.00am-12.30pm 1.5 LU, HSW, SD Speakers: Terrence E. O’Neal, Rainy Hamilton, Jr., Donald King, M. David Lee Those who require special needs housing and affordable housing are critical when we are discussing the NOMA 2010 conference theme: Reinvent, Rebuild, Reconnect. However, often this population is forgotten when discussing these concepts. Architects’ utmost attention is needed when designing for emerging neighborhoods and those with special needs, as they are a vital and important part of American life, and of American culture. Further, the very meaning of sustainability can be expanded in this regard. American society is not sustainable if any population or group is left out of cultural discussions. This seminar will investigate these issues through case studies of affordable housing, neighborhood planning, and supportive housing, all using principles of high performance building, reuse of existing buildings and materials, and smart community planning. Projects in three cities will be examined, exploring energy-saving and affordable building construction strategies, building renovations, and new construction. Participants will have a full understanding as well of government entities and their influence in enabling, or challenging, the building process for affordable housing and smart community planning.


FRIDAY|OCTOBER 8 11.30am-12.30pm RADICAL URBANISM Professional Design Track|Berkeley


1 LU

Professional Technical Track|Clarendon

Speaker: Matthew Frederick


Two decades into America’s urban renaissance, minorities often find themselves struggling for a fair role in the shaping of their own communities. If the urban planning establishment has developed greater sensitivities since the days of wholesale slum clearance, it nonetheless continues to understand urban redevelopment as something visited upon urban neighborhoods rather than something cultivated within them. Indeed, new projects in the city are far more likely to be initiated and built by strangers than by neighborhood residents, and the commercial establishments that tenant them are more often corporate chains than locally owned independents.

Speaker: Pamela DiVenuti for Pella Windows

The Radical Urbanism Movement advocates against this trend and for an urban development model initiated and controlled by city residents. Its essential tool is simple: the home-based business. This seminar will shed new light on America’s longstanding urban problem by demonstrating how the loss of bottom-up entrepreneurialism stunts normal urban and economic development. It will offer new strategies for architects, urban designers, planners, and community leaders to foster grass roots involvement in the making of rich, diverse cities.

Whether designing commercial or institutional building types, architects carefully consider the qualities and long-term advantages of fenestration materials. Windows and doors provide essential protection and architectural character to a building, and must also respond to owner-driven requirements like aesthetics, cost, performance, maintenance, and life cycle. Fiberglass composite is suitable for windows and doors in any climate or building type. More durable than aluminum or vinyl, with the thermal efficiency of wood, fiberglass composite windows are an economically competitive alternative to aluminum and vinyl windows. The multiple advantages and benefits of fiberglass composite make it a versatile fenestration choice because of its strength, durability, low maintenance, energy efficiency, and sustainable qualities, as well as its resistance to corrosion, dents, and scratches.

BOSTON ARCHITECTURAL COLLEGE GRADUATE PROGRAM Student Track|Dartmouth Study of architecture at the Boston Architectural College (BAC) features the college’s model of concurrent learning: working in paid positions in design firms while attending classes in the evening. By fulfilling BAC practice requirements, students earn credit toward the 3 year Intern Development Program (IDP) required to sit for the national licensure examination by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. Students with a pre-professional degree in architecture and a minimum of 1 year of professional practice are eligible to apply for BAC’s Distance Master of Architecture program which allows pursuit of the graduate credential required for licensure from anywhere in the world. In conjunction with the BAC’s Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Preservation and Sustainability programs, the M.Arch applies design thinking toward the achievement of social justice and equity through the art and science of designing better environments.


The Old State House set against Downtown Boston




Professional Technical Track|Clarendon 1 LU

FRIDAY|OCTOBER 8 2.50pm-3.50pm DESIGN NECESSITY AND OPPORTUNITY IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING Professional Design Track|Berkeley 1 LU Speakers: Kate Swenson, Laura Shipman, Katherine Williams, David Flores The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship, a program of Enterprise Community Partners, a leading provider of affordable housing, is the only national program that develops the next generation of architects focused on uniting a community based approach to development with best practices in design. Historically, many affordable housing developers have accepted the premise that design excellence must be compromised by budget constraints. Enterprise seeks to prove that the longterm financial and social viability of affordable housing, in fact, depends on design excellence, sustainability and community engagement in the development of their neighborhoods. This panel discussion will focus on the growing necessity and opportunity for architects to play a catalytic role in the design and development of affordable housing.

NOMA’S PROJECT PIPELINE IN ACTION! Student Track|Dartmouth 1 LU Project Pipeline is the NOMA initiative which focuses on developing the next generation of minority architects. This seminar will showcase three examples of how local NOMA Chapters have conducted successful programs for youth ranging from elementary to high school age across the country. We will provide outlines and information on how each chapter can create and accomplish their own program.

Speaker: Erin Rae Hoffer The profession of architecture is working through great economic, social, and technological challenges. Architects are riding a torrential wave of change which forces us to rethink what we can contribute to the profession, the industry, and to society. To succeed, we must define and incorporate new competencies. This session will consider the dominant trends impacting architecture, from project delivery to sustainability to building information modeling. How do these trends converge to form a vision of practice transformation for architecture? What does this imply for emerging and mature professionals? As you consider how to shape you career, develop strategies to provide the most fruitful opportunities for success for firm leaders, project managers, and entry level architects.

THE HOPE VI PROGRAM AS A MEANS OF COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION Potpourri|Exeter 1 LU Speakers: Jimmie E. Tucker, Michael Willis, Carlton Smith Public housing originated in the 1930s as temporary affordable housing for returning war veterans or the temporarily unemployed. With the suburbanization of America in the 1950s, poorer families were left behind. By the 1980s, urban America - and specifically public housing projects - were characterized by media images of crime, drugs, vandalism, poor schools, and poverty. At the same time, public housing became a political issue, largely because it is funded through annual appropriations, and federal funds flow directly to public housing authorities (quasi-independent agencies not tied to city governments). The goal of HOPE VI is to reintegrate public housing and its residents back into the fabric of our communities - physically, socially, and economically - by changing the physical shape of public housing so that it fits in with the rest of the neighborhood, reducing concentrations of poverty, establishing support services to help residents get and keep jobs, establishing and enforcing high standards of personal and community responsibility, and forging broad-based partnerships.






Initiative|Fairfield 2.50pm-4.20pm

Professional Technical Track|Clarendon

1.5 LU

1 LU

Speaker: Steve Lewis, George Miller, Ken Martin, Stacy Bourne

Speaker: Richa Puri

Participants will be able to examine the status of Southern University’s School of Architecture after reviewing background information on the proposal to close the school. Using feedback from program heads, participants will be able to evaluate the current status of architecture programs at other Historically Black Colleges and Universities and what organizations like AIA and NOMA can do to help ensure that those programs remain viable. We will then discuss how AIA and NOMA have contributed to the relief efforts in Haiti and what the next steps are for both organizations. Participants will be able to explore ways in which they can assist in the Haiti relief efforts and the outreach to HBCU architecture programs.

FRIDAY|OCTOBER 8 4.00pm-5.00pm MIXED-USE LIFE SCIENCE BUILDINGS - A CATALYST FOR URBAN REVITALIZATION Professional Design Track|Berkeley 1 LU Speakers: John Martin, Gregory Minott Gain an understanding of the economics of Life Science research and development in the United States and specifically how the development and operation of these facilities can be an economic driver for the revitalization of America’s inner cities. Examine the social and physical consequences of two Life Science projects on neighborhoods in East Cambridge, Massachusetts and East Baltimore, Maryland. Understand the sustainable implications of urban Life Science development as measured by metrics such as infrastructure cost, transportation mode splits, public transit utilization, density, energy consumption, and crime statistics. Learn the basic parameters of mixed-use Life Science design and planning including building massing and layout, conceptual MEP and structural systems, and environmental planning considerations.


Learn Immigration strategies for employers that meet their current and future employment needs. Obtaining non-immigrant visas for qualified foreign employees, filing applications for permanent residence through employer sponsorship, guiding employers through I-9 compliance, Social Security “No Match” letters, and advising employers on their company’s legal obligations. Discuss alternative methods of obtaining green cards for employees that may be eligible for a faster method of applying for lawful permanent residence. Learn about the naturalization process and issues that may complicate immigration cases such as criminal convictions or past immigration fraud and applying for the necessary waivers or relief.

I’M LICENSED!!!! NOW WHAT? Student Track|Dartmouth 1 LU Speakers: Bryan W. Hudson Discuss professional development, career path options, the importance of licensure, and transitioning thru IDP.

2010: THE AMBIVALENT RECOVERY OF NEW ORLEANS Potpourri |Exeter 1 LU Speakers: Gerald W. Billes, Senait Kassa As a New Orleans based firm, Billes Partners has been in the midst of efforts on planning and reconstruction. The presentation will discuss the situation on the ground in term of processes and influential actors. Billes Partners will use actual projects as examples to demonstrate issues encountered in contracting and project management with the City, the firm’s designs for Brad Pitt’s “Make It Right” project and the process of going green in New Orleans, and current attempts at transferring the expertise and insight of local architects to address disaster recovery efforts in other parts of the world.

FRIDAY|OCTOBER 8 4.00pm-5.00pm NOMA STUDENT CHAPTERS MEETING CLOSED MEETING|Arlington NOMA Student chapters meeting is open to all officers student chapters.


SATURDAY|OCTOBER 9 12.30pm-1.30pm NOMA PRESIDENTS AND VICE PRESIDENTS MEETING CLOSED MEETING|Regis This meeting is open to all student and professional Presidents and Vice Presidents.

SATURDAY|OCTOBER 9 1.30pm-2.30pm The Art of Construction in the New Economy Professional Technical Track|Clarendon 1 LU Speaker: Carol Fisher, Thalia Lewis By adding value every step of the project, a handson approach to architecture allowed a 6,000 square foot demonstration project to be completed during the depths of the recession. Project demonstrated the concept of Smart Growth within an established neighborhood and the role this work has in creating affordable housing, economic development and respecting the environment.


Warrensville Heights is an inner-ring suburb of Cleveland Ohio that has been hit hard by economic decline. What’s left behind is a proud, predominately African-American, community that unfortunately has few options for civic life and much needed growth. Responding to this context, a diverse team of students and professionals has worked to develop a town center featuring a YMCA, Library and park space. This investment centers on the three prongs of sustainability: environmental, economic, and social in hopes of galvanizing the community and setting the table for the regeneration of the city as a whole. The work done for Warrensville Heights is an exciting precedent of how diverse disciplines can work together with the common goal of charting a better future for the city.

SATURDAY|OCTOBER 9 2.40pm-3.40pm RIDING THE VORTEX: AFRICAN-AMERICAN WOMEN ARCHITECTS IN PRACTICE Professional Design+Technical Track Berkeley+ Clarendon 2.40pm-4.40pm 2 LU Speakers: Kathryn Prigmore, Barbara Laurie, Kathy Dixon, Katherine Williams, Aisha Densmore-Bey The number of African-American women practicing architecture is increasing exponentially, but the aggregate number is so low that this phenomenon is barely perceptable by the profession and the public. This session will examine the causes for the situation as well as the reason the rate of increase is greater than it is for other groups within the profession. The session also highlights the positive impacts resulting from increased gender and cultural diversity within architecture firms.


SATURDAY|OCTOBER 9 2.40pm-3.40pm UNDERSTAND NCARB Student Track|Dartmouth

3PM FOOD SERVICE DESIGN Potpourri |Exeter 1 LU Speakers: Pierre Metellus Learn the design requirements for a full service kitchen to serve and deliver prepared food to three restaurants and also to food entities like Whole Foods Market. Investigate Commercial Kitchen Design. Learn about Equipment selection. Understand Equipment flow and layout. Learn about Health Department Compliance.

Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts FiftyFourth Regiment Memorial on Boston Common

SATURDAY|OCTOBER 9 3.50pm-4.50pm Considering New Graphic Syntaxes for BIM


Student Track|Dartmouth

Potpourri |Exeter

1 LU

1 LU

Speakers: Leon T. Williams

Speaker: Joel Avery

This presentation will intend to examine how design and construction intent can be communicated in ways that are more commensurate with the 3Dimensional nature of Building Information Modeling [BIM]. Observe how Building Information Modeling [BIM] relates to the broader context of Creative Problem Solving. Consider challenging the future role of 2Dimensional representation and production strategies, and Identify several general concerns that practitioners might express while re-considering the means and methods through which they communicate design and construction intent.

This presentation focuses on the capture/presentation of images both as an element of the design process and as a part of the design product. When photos kicked the chemical habit a true revolution occurred. The most creative architects are not just using this for their design explorations, marketing materials and presentations. The lobby of Philadelphia’s own Comcast building is designed around one of the world’s most advanced media systems, a literal approach fitting the client quite well. While installation artists like Urbanscreen and NuFormer have transformed facades of historical and modern structures into giant screens in venues throughout Europe. What tools and techniques are available to creative thinkers in the imaging realm? What new materials and accommodations in existing materials will further affect the use and perception of space?





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10|6|2010 9.00am-5.00pm 90 Windsor St., Roxbury, MA 02120 The 3rd Annual NOMA Service Learning Project will take place on Wednesday, October 6th from 9am to 5pm. We will be working with the United Neighbors of Lower Roxbury (UNLR) on designing and building community information kiosks to better inform Lower Roxbury neighbors and visitors of their events, urban farming/ farmer’s market activities and the rich history of the site. We will be building the kiosks and painting murals with local students and Lower Roxbury community members. Lunch + AIA CEUs will be provided.

10|6|2010 6.00pm-7.00pm

Phil Freelon and David Adjaye, leaders of the internationally renowned team of architects chosen to design the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. discuss their collaboration and the winning design. Free and open to the public. Lecture is co-sponsored by the Harvard Loeb Fellowship and the Boston Society of Architects

Sponsored by: HOK, The Boston Architectural College, and NOMA

THURSDAY|OCTOBER 7 HOST CHAPTER PARTY + LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT TRIBUTE TO BOSTON ARCHITECTS STULL AND LEE 10|7|2010 6.30pm-10.00pm Harvard Graduate School of Design ,Gund Hall 48 Quincy St, Cambridge MA 02138

BosNOMA honors Boston based architecture firm Stull and Lee for over 40 years of exceptional work. Tasting Stations and Cash Bar followed by Tribute, Shuttle service provided from Boston Copley Marriott. Event is free to all conference + one day attendees, $25 for non-attendees.


Orchard Gardens School, Boston, MA by Stull and Lee



10|8|2010 12.00pm-2.30pm

10|8|2010 7.00pm-11.00pm

Boston Copley Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom

Wentworth Institute of Technology Watson Auditorium, 550 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

The 38th Annual NOMA Conference Luncheon will feature Ms. Toni Griffin. Toni Griffin is responsible for such projects as the design and planning of the Anacostia Waterfront Initiative in Washington, DC and programming and development of the Jazz Museum of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Griffin is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, teaching with the Urban Design and Planning Department.

Event is free to all conference + one day attendees, $50 for non-attendees.

Museum of Fine Arts Subway stop (Green E Line) Cash Bar. Event is free to all conference + one day attendees, $25 for non-attendees. ON GOING-EXHIBIT: A special viewing of the 24 hour design charrette “Black Lines on White Paper,” an investigation of Black Space Design + Space/Form Expression with Jack Travis, FAIA will be on view during the conference in the Fairfield Room at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.

SATURDAY|OCTOBER 9 COCKTAIL HOUR- 7.00pm-8.00 Grand Ballroom, Boston Copley Marriott Hotel 2010 NOMA AWARDS DINNER WITH MAURICE COX , HOSTED BY SPECIAL GUEST DR. TED LANDSMARK 10|9|2010 8.00pm-10.00pm Boston Copley Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom The 38th Annual NOMA Conference Awards Dinner will feature Mr. Maurice Cox. Mr. Cox served as Design Director for National Endowment for the Arts and was mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia. He is an associate professor for the University of Virginia’s school of architecture. Theodore Landsmark, Esq., PhD, Assoc. AIA is President of the Boston Architectural College. Dr. Landsmark received the Whitney Young Jr. Award from the AIA for his work to promote diversity in the design profession in 2006. *ANNOUNCEMENT OF STUDENT AND PROFESSIONAL DESIGN AWARD WINNERS AT AWARDS DINNER. See

student design program on page 43. Event is free to all conference + one day attendees, $100 for non-attendees.


2010 STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION AGRI•CULTURAL CENTER: RETHINKING COMMUNITY THROUGH ARTS AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION. As the cost of living and healthcare expenditures continue to increase at an exponential rate, the notion of becoming a locavore is not only a status symbol, but a necessity. It has been documented that eating healthy produce can offer protection from cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes; all issues which greatly affect Black, Latino and poor communities. Many urban areas lack adequate resources and/or land to create viable community gardens. The challenge issued by NOMA is to revive the historic notion of building community around the activity of harvesting food and agricultural products. Design teams are to build their concept for the new center around understanding the forms of celebration and artistic rituals, which have historically signified the harvest. The significance of each team’s solution will address the real life need for renewal at this site and provide positive sustainable activities for youth in a socially and economically diverse neighborhood. This design competition is a call for ideas that will optimize the renovation of an existing community center and community garden, extending social and cultural services to the local community and youth, in particular. The competition seeks solutions which rethink the notion of community through “the harvest” as a process of artistic and agricultural production. Additionally, the designs should clearly demonstrate how interior functions relate spatially and programmatically to the exterior landscape.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS Maximum of (4) 24” x 36” mounted boards, including: plans, sections, elevations, 3D views, design concepts, sustainable and accessible design integration. A brief 500-word essay should appear as part of the presentation boards describing the most important concepts of the design project. (1) scaled model, maximum size 24” w x 36”l x 24” h.

RULES OF ENTRY There is no entry fee. Open to all NOMAS chapters and NOMAS members. All team members must be financial (paid) members of NOMAS. Only one entry per NOMAS chapter and/ or school will be accepted. Each entry must be issued a written acknowledgement from your Regional University Liaison. A 2010 NOMAS Chapter Report must be submitted and approved before entries will be accepted. The Chapter Report requirement does not apply if you do not have a chapter on your campus.

CD with photos of model and submitted boards School and Contact information for each team member, including email and telephone. All contact information, shall be placed on the back of the first board. Each team will be allotted a maximum 5 min. verbal presentation, followed by questions from the jury. Each team is allowed a maximum of 3 team members to present.

PRIZES First Place| 1500 Second Place| 1000 Third Place| 75

Fourth Place| 500


PROFESSIONAL DESIGN Awards shall be given in two categories: BUILT WORK, completed after 1 January 2006 UN-BUILT WORK, with drawings prepared on or after 1 January 2006 Eligible NOMA firms and members are encouraged to submit. Winners become part of the legacy of design excellence emanating from NOMA members and firms, which NOMA celebrates, honors, and otherwise shares with the public annually at our conference.

BOSTON’S NEIGHBORHOODS BEACON HILL is one of the most historic neighborhoods in Boston. It was once an African-American neighborhood and an important stop on the underground railroad. The African Meeting house on Joy Street is a Boston Landmark. Take a tour of the Black Heritage Trail. Charles Street has many chic boutiques, restaurants, and pubs. To Visit: PARK STREET subway stop, Red and Green Lines or Charles/MGH subway stop, Red Line. ROXBURY is the center of the African-American and Latino communities in Boston. It is home to many architectural gems, including the Abbotsford Mansion, which is now the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists. Roxbury has a history of many famous residents including Malcolm X. The pride of Roxbury is Franklin Park , designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Franklin Park is part of the Emerald Necklace, the seven-mile stretch of public parks land that begins at Boston Common. The Roxbury Film Festival draws thousands of participants each year. To Visit: DUDLEY or RUGGLES subway stop, Orange Line

CHINATOWN is located between Downtown Crossing and the South End and offers loads of Asian history and cuisine. Boston has the third largest Chinatown in the US. The Chinatown Gate is located at Beach Street and Surface Road. To Visit: CHINATOWN or TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER subway stop, Orange Line

THE NORTH END is also known as Boston’s Italian neighborhood. Home to the historic Old North Church, plus dozens of restaurants and bakeries, it’s vary narrow streets are easy to navigate by foot. Hanover Street is the main thoroughfare with Mike’s Pastry and Pizzeria Regina being must stops. The TD North Garden, home to the Celtics, is also here. To Visit: HAYMARKET subway stop, Green C or E Line

BACK BAY is one of the most celebrated areas in Boston, with it’s landmarks like Copley Square, the Prudential Center, and the Boston Public Library. Newbury Street is ideal for posh shopping, Commonwealth Ave. is picturesque, or visit the famous Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. To Visit: COPLEY subway stop, Green Line


SPEAKERS Tracy Allen is a regional manager with Sheldon labs. She has been with Sheldon for 5 years working closely with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), lab planners, consultants and teachers to ensure new classrooms (and renovations) are safe, efficient, educationally correct and accessible to all students. For over 100 years, Sheldon Labs has been recognized as the premier laboratory casework manufacturer and designer. Jasmond Anderson, M.Arch, Assistant Professor, Southern University School of Architecture, holds a B.Arch. from Prairie View and an M.Arch. from the University of Illinois/Chicago. He is current Vice President of Louisiana NOMA, NOMA student advisor at Southern University, and a faculty counselor for the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture for Southern University. He is the President and sole employee of ‘JASZ, a BIM, graphic design and presentation company that consults with various firms in Louisiana and often working with students and recent graduates to enhancing portfolios and digital imaging. Joel Avery has been exploring the boundaries of architectural design and technology for more than fifteen years. Since gaining his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Andrews University, he has assisted individuals, organizations and small businesses through contracted design consulting and professional seminars. This includes well-received programs for the American Institute of Architects at the local and national levels...


...Joel Avery 2010 marks the eighth year in a row that Joel has been a featured presenter at the National Organization of Minority Architects Conference. CREATiVENESS, Joel’s firm, provides a variety of design, technology and consulting services for companies of all sizes. Max Beauvoir is president of the International Brotherhood of Voodoo Priests. Having graduated in 1958 from City College with a degree in chemistry, he studied at the Sorbonne from 1959 to 1962, when he graduated with a degree in biochemistry. In 1965, at Cornell Medical Center, he supervised a team in synthesizing metabolic steroids. The death of his father led him to move back to Haiti in January 1973, while his interest in steroids led him to experiment with hydrocortisone synthesized from plants. In 1996, Beauvoir founded The Temple of Yehwe, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization for the promotion of education concerning Afro-American religion. In 1997, he became involved with the creation of the KOSANBA group at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2005, he launched the Federasyon Nasyonal Vodou Ayisyen, which he later renamed in 2008 as Konfederasyon Nasyonal Vodou Ayisyen; he serves as “chef Supreme” or “Ati Nasyonal” of the organization, which is an attempt to organize the defense of Vodou in the country against defamation.

Gerald W. Billes, AIA, NCARB, NOMA. As an owner and principal of architectural and planning firms since 1975, Mr. Billes has extensive educational training and experience in architecture, urban design, and master planning. He is a licensed architect in four states and has managed numerous architectural projects and planning studies for clients in both the public and private sectors. His work has included architectural design, site planning, interior design, land use and project feasibility studies, environmental impact studies, and transportation planning. Stacy Bourne, AIA is the principal of The Bourne Group, LLC, based in St. Thomas, USVI. Also known as Innovations by Design, the firm’s expertise includes commercial renovations and new construction, urban design/master plans, and interior design. Projects of note in St. Thomas include the West Indian Company administration building and Coki Beach restoration (scheduled to begin in 2009). Stacy is chair of the Board Diversity Council of the American Institute of Architects. In her community, she is a member of the local Chamber of Commerce (1998-present) and historical trust (2006-present). Stacy is a recipient of the Young Entrepreneurial Award from Senator Shawn Malone (October 2008).

Bettina Byrd-Giles is president of the Byrd’s Nest, LLC, an intercultural consulting company. She has provided consulting work for organizations such as the Northrop Grumman Company in support of the Air Force Culture and Language Center, the Children’s Defense Fund-Rural Black Woman’s Initiative. Byrd-Giles will insist upon the development of a cultural model for Haiti that examines, not only, what values exist but why certain values exist within culture. Moreover, both mutual knowledge of donor values and respect for the Haitian ‘deep’ culture values is key to cultural competency in the rebuilding of a sustainable Haiti. Len Charney is head of practice at the Boston Architectural College and holds a Masters of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1979), a Masters in Teaching from Antioch College (1974) and a Bachelors of Science from Cornell University (1971). His diverse 30-year career has focused on three professional areas: design and construction management, community planning and real estate development, and career services education. Since joining the BAC, Len and his staff have focused on developing closer working relationships with design firms to fully engage employers as supervising mentors, as well as expand student employment opportunities in design-related fields.

Michael Chavez received his undergraduate degree in Environmental Design with an emphasis in Landscape Architecture from the University of New Mexico’s School of Architecture and Urban Design. He is currently a candidate for a Master’s of Architecture degree at the Boston Architectural College and works for YouthBuild Boston. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, Michael worked for four years for Hogares, Inc. as both a Clinical Milleu Associate and Program Supervisor. Experience included working with high level at-risk youth involved in gang and drug activity. In addition, he lead a program in Albuquerque’s southeast “Pocket of Poverty” zone that worked toward immigration rights for youth and families, job development and policy writing for local residents and businesses, and respite services for at-risk youth. Michael presently works with YouthBuild Boston as the Project Design Manager as well as Program Director for the Designery, YouthBuild Boston’s architecture-based high school program. Anselmo Canfora Scott Cohen is the Gerald M. McCue Professor in Architecture and Chair of the Department of Architecture at the Harvard GSD where he is the coordinator of the first year design studios and teaches the foundation course in projective and topological geometry, advanced studios, and design thesis. In 2004, he was the Frank Gehry International Chair at the University of Toronto and in 2002 was the Perloff Professor at University of California—Los Angeles. He has also held faculty positions at Princeton University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Ohio State University.

Paul Cote earned a masters degree in city planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1993. He has been Geogeographic Infromation Systems Specialist and Lecturer taught courses at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design for 15 years. Paul is also an active participant in planning issues with his neighbors in East Cambridge, Massachusetts. Michel DeGraffe is a linguistics expert in French and Creole, Associate Professor of Linguistics Syntax, Morphology, Language Change, Creole Studies, Haitian Creole, Education in Haiti & Language barriers: “Creole is the language of Haiti, and the education system needs to reflect that” ...His published works include: “Creole exceptionalism and the (mis)education of the Creole speaker”; ”Language acquisition in creolization and, thus, language change: Some Cartesian-Uniformitarian boundary conditions”; DeGraffe thru case-studies on Haitian education will outline cultural principles imbedded in kreyol language and the re-education of Haiti.


SPEAKERS Aisha Densmore-Bey, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, serves as the Graphic Designer and Chair of Marketing and PR for the 2010 NOMA Conference. A graduate of Florida A & M University (2000) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, she serves as Chair of the Museum and Exhibit Design Committee for the Boston Society of Architects, which she founded in 2008. She has hosted and been a panelist at various symposia and conferences speaking about architecture and design. She has taught, mentored, as well as tutored a number of students in Boston, Washington, D.C., and Connecticut. Learn more about her work at Dowoti Désir, a cultural activist, scholar and curator she is the Founder of the Durban Declaration & Action Program Watch Group and the former executive director of The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, a not-for-profit focused on human, civil, and educational rights. She is the former Associate Publisher of The African Magazine has served as an Adjunct Professor in the Africana Studies Department of Brooklyn College, City University of New York. She has worked for over 20 years in the arts community in the U.S. As the Director of Community Arts Initiatives of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council [LMCC], at LMCC she conceived and managed the innovative cultural assessment project, Mapping New Terrain: Communities in Transition, which analyzed the impact of globalization in the Harlem’s various communities. She also is an expert advisor to the U.N. Venezuela Mission’s Presidency to the International Conference for New or Restored Democracies [ICNRD].


Drake Dillard specializes in managing large, multimillion dollar programs in the design and construction phases. Some of his projects includes: Los Angeles Unified School District, New Orleans School Parish, Kaiser Permanente Health Care, Los Angeles County Hospitals, and Medical Centers in Iran. He has worked on projects in the United States, Middle East and Africa. Mr. Dillard severed as President of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) in 2003. During this time he signed a contract with GSA which proved to elevate the awareness of minority architects in the U.S. He is an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, graduate of Howard University, Masters of Architecture, University of Illinois, Bachelor of Architecture. He serves on many boards. He is a mentor and a Big Brother. Mr. Dillard has received the US Congressional Honor Award. Pamela DiVenuti Kathy Dixon is a licensed architect with more than 17 years of experience involving various building types and facilities. She has been involved in every stage of the construction process and has experience in educational, commercial, and government projects. A graduate of Howard University’s School of Architecture, Ms. Dixon continued her secondary education at UCLA, matriculating with a Master’s degree in Urban Planning, with a focus on Housing and Community Development...

...Kathy Dixon served as the Northeast Region Vice-President of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) for six years. She also served as Secretary of the Washington D.C. NOMA Chapter for two terms. Most recently, Ms Dixon joined the faculty at the Department of Architecture at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) as an associate professor. Gareth Doherty is currently a lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is a founding editor of New Geographies a journal founded and edited by doctoral candidates at the GSD. In 2010, Ecological Urbanism edited by Mohsen Mostafavi with Gareth Doherty, was published by Lars Müller Publishers. In addition to the Doctor of Design from Harvard, Doherty has an M.L.A. and Certificate in Urban Design from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.Agr.Sc. and B.Agr.Sc from University College Dublin. Rosalyn Elder AIA, LEED AP, and Chair, Boston Society of Architects’ Public Art Initiative Committee. Ms. Elder, is a registered architect and an urban designer with over twenty-five years of professional experience. She received her M. Arch. Degree from the University of Washington in Seattle and her M. Arch. in Urban Design from Harvard University. Ms. Elder is currently a Senior Project Manager at the Division of Capital Asset Management for the State of Massachusetts , a position she has held since 2001. In 2007 she organized the BSA Public Art Initiative committee which is dedicated to incorporating public art into public projects. In 2009, she was co-chair of the one day symposium, Design Excellence in Public Places at Build Boston 2009.


Carlton Eley is an internationally recognized expert on smart growth and equitable development. He works for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation in Washington, DC. In 2003, Carlton participated in the Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellowship in Public Policy.Carlton is the first American to conduct research on the topic of smart growth in New Zealand. Carlton is a member of the Planning and the Black Community Division of the American Planning Association as well as the National Organization of Minority Architects. Craig Engerman has a passion for working with inner city youth. Over the years he has provided mentorship. guidance and advocacy for young people of all ethnicities. Born and raised in Boston. MA. Craig is a product of the Boston Public Schools. He earned a full athletic scholarship to South Plains College in Levelland. TX. After starting his own business. Craig began working In the Boston Public School system. where he was instrumental in the development and administration of Community Academy, an alternative school for inner city students in grades 8 to 12. He held a variety of positions. including Community Field Coordinator,Team Leader and Ultimately Program Director. Since 1998, Craig has worked with Dr. Roger Harris and his team at the Boston Renaissance Charter Public School in a series of administrative and operations positions. He is currently Chief Operating Officer.

Matthew Frederick is an internationally recognized architect, urban designer, planner, and author. He has authored four books, including the bestselling 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School, which has sold over 120,000 English language copies and been translated into twelve languages. He is the founder of the Radical Urbanism Movement, which advocates for organic, home entrepreneur-based urban development, and is at work on a new book, Radical Urbanism. He has written for Architect magazine and Architecture Boston, and speaks frequently on urbanism to professional, academic, and lay audiences. Bradford Grant, M.Arch, AIA, Design Director, College of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Science, Howard University, is the former Chair and Endowed University Professor of Hampton University’s Architecture Department. Grant ‘s urban and community design studies earned him national and local awards. He was President of ACSA from 2001 to 2004, and is a member of the Board of the Hermitage Foundation, Museum and Slone Collections, Norfolk, VA. He current commissioned projects and planning assignments include an addition at the Guiding Light Church, Portsmouth, VA, the Blair Middle School addition, Norfolk, VA and Arbor Music, a site specific environmental sculpture for the Botanical Gardens, Norfolk, VA.

Kevin Harbour is the CEO of JLH Holdings, a Real Estate, IT and Business Development Services Company. Kevin’s professional role(s) are as a Senior Business Development Executive, Real Estate Investor and Developer who currently resides in California with offices in Houston and Los Angeles. Over the last (22) years Kevin’s been involved in rehabilitating/ developing urban Commercial, Income-Investment, and Residential Real Estate and has been planning “The Green Village Project” for the last 10 years as an investor and consultant. JLH’s value proposition focuses on Real Estate, Financial, IT and Business Development opportunities with the flagship being the “The Green Village Project”. Roger F, Harris, Ph,D , has devoted 36 years working with youth in Boston’s public schools. He presently serves as the Superintendent, Chief Executive Officer, and member of the Board of Trustees for the Boston Renaissance Charter Public School, the largest charter school in the city of Boston. He is co-founder of the awardwinning Roxbury Preparatory Charter School, founder and President of Urban School Specialists. LLC. and Executive Producer of “It Takes a Village” an educational video series aired on the Boston Neighborhood Network’s cable channel. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Boston University, a Masters Degree from Boston State College and Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Boston College. He has traveled for speaking engagements throughout the U.S. and abroad.


SPEAKERS Rod Henmi, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP is Director of Design at HKIT Architects, Oakland, CA. His impressive awardwinning portfolio of housing, municipal and educational facilities includes the completion of over 1600 units of affordable housing, water treatment facilities, maintenance buildings and schools. Seven projects have received NOMA design excellence awards. Prior to joining HKIT, Mr. Henmi was with Michael Willis Architects in San Francisco for fourteen years, where he served as Principal and Design Director. Mr. Henmi is well known for his extracurricular contributions to the architectural profession, including extensive university teaching and serving as the current president of the San Francisco chapter of NOMA. Annaliese Herring is a Technical Officer in the Construction Practice Unit for the CHF International (Cooperative Housing Foundation). She is an architect and is currently working on initiatives in Haiti for CHF. She has previously worked in Rwanda. Erin Rae Hoffer Craig Huffman, tenured Professor of Architecture at Florida A&M University, is Design Principal of Tallahasseebased Huffman Associates/Studio for Architecture, specializing in urban design, architecture and preservation. With almost 30 years of experience in designing and managing large mixed use urban projects to small coastal cottages, his work seeks a balance between modernist invention and regional responsiveness...


...Craig Huffman is researching the interface between landform, urban settlement, and architecture of the coastal southeast and the connections between UD and human-centered modernism, has lectured and exhibited throughout the United States, and published essays on design synthesis in two books. Bryan Wendell Hudson NOMA, AIA is a registered Architect in the State of Illinois and President/Founder of SOMA Design Consultants Inc. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago c/o 1997. He currently sits on the NOMA Board as Midwest University Liaison and is Vice President for INOMA. Bryan is involved with mentoring ACT-SO Gold and Silver Medalist in Architecture in 2009 and 2010. Susan S. Hunter, Ph.D., M.Arch., anthropologist/ architectural researcher from SUNY/Buffalo, has worked in 30 developing countries and the US over the past 20 years helping key international organizations formulate AIDS policy. She was principal author of Children on the Brink, and wrote Reshaping Societies: HIV/AIDS and Social Change, Black Death: AIDS in Africa (2003); AIDS in Asia: a Continent in Peril (2005); and AIDS in America (2006). Her work focuses on universal design, affordable housing, aging in place, and walkable communities. She is a contributor to The State of the Science in Universal Design: Emerging Research and Developments.

Ralph T. Jackson, FAIA, is a principal at Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott and one of the firm’s design leaders. Among his numerous design awards, he has been twice honored by NOMA. Ralph was profiled in AIA Architect (“Making Partner in a Majority-Owned Practice,” January 2007); Architectural Record (“Minority Report: Breakthroughs and Obstacles,” May 2009); and in Traditional Building’s feature on Shepley Bulfinch (“Building for the Long Haul,” April 2009). Erica James, cultural anthropologist, specialist in Haitian “insecurite”, is a medical and psychiatric anthropologist who received an A.B. from Princeton University (Anthropology 1992), an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School (1995), and a Ph.D. from Harvard University (Social Anthropology 2003). Her research interests focus on violence and trauma; humanitarianism, human rights, democratization, and postconflict transition processes; race, gender, and culture; and religion and healing. Her first book, Democratic Insecurities: Violence, Trauma, and Intervention in Haiti (University of California Press 2010), documents the psychosocial experience of Haitian torture survivors targeted during the 1991-94 coup period and analyzes the politics of humanitarian assistance in “post-conflict” nations making the transition to democracy. She received the SSRC/MacArthur Foundation Fellowship on Peace and Security in a Changing World.


Gregory Janey is president of Janey Construction Management and Consulting Co Inc. Mr. Janey has undertaken a variety of construction and renovation projects on a multitude of commercial and residential buildings. He brings a strong engineering background and has been actively working as a Construction Manager for over twenty five years managing projects ranging from $5,000,000 to $200,000.000. He previously served as an Executive Project Manager for Design and Construction at the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority. Mr. Janey holds a Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and a Bachelors of Science in Construction Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology. James Arthur Jemison is currently a project manager for GLC development providing overall feasibility assessment. Prior to GLC Arthur served as a former senior project manager in the economic planning and development division of the Massachusetts Port Authority and a special assistant for planning and economic development in the office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development in the District of Columbia. Author received a Master on City planning, housing and economic development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Arts in social thought and political economy from University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Dale Joachim is a visiting scientist and communications technology expert at the MIT Media Lab where he heads the Ecology Media research group, which is exploring new roles sensor networks play in enhancing human interactions with natural environments. His expertise is in speech keyword spotting and unattended distributed sensors R&D projects at Sanders/Lockheed Martin and at Zenith Data Systems. In response to the earthquake in Haiti, MIT Media Lab students have developed a service that helps communities rebuild after a crisis by indexing the skills of local residents so that NGOs like the American Red Cross and Partners in Health can quickly find and employ them. Diane Jones is an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at Morgan State University. With a focus on Environmental Justice, Community Design, and Art Expression, Diane will be traveling with her students to do a project in Haiti this October. She has a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Washington University, St. Louis. Senait Kassa, LEED AP has an extensive range of planning and architectural experience in her nine years of practice. She has worked on projects in the United States, the Middle East and Africa. Her designs emphasize the creation of spaces and environments that foster lively social interactions and the development of green buildings and communities. With a Masters in Community Planning,..

...Senait Kassa has expertise in dealing with master planning, urban redevelopment and urban design. She has also collaborated in research that dealt with transportation, land use and urban design issues. Renee Kemp-Rotan, directs Special Projects/Capital Projects, Mayors Office, Birmingham, Alabama; Former Chief Urban Design/Urban Development; Director Economic Development, Atlanta GA. B. Arch Syracuse, cum laude; MSUP Columbia U.; RIBA II Architectural Association, London. RKR, moved to the American South from London, New York, DC around 1996 to work for Corporation for Olympic Development, Atlanta and now oversees SPECIAL PUBLIC PROJECTS in addition to $175 million dollars of bond/nonbond construction projects for Birmingham’s current Mayor. As a master of architecture/imagination, she consistently blends urban design, heritage, and media savvy design with economic development projects on a major scale. She has served ten mayors of major American cites on issues of urban design, economic development and master planning (i.e. DC., NY, ATL, Bham.) She has directed more than 30 major master plans for predominantly African American communities over the course of her career. KempRotan was recently recognized by both Harvard University and Oxford University as a leading urban designer in their jointly published African American National Biography. She is author/editor of the Haiti Culture Code.


SPEAKERS David Kirk, AIA, NOMA is the founder & Principal Architect in charge of DNK architects. He has over 21 years in diverse architectural experience with public and private projects. Through David’s leadership as Principal-inCharge, the firm has completed a portfolio of projects in various sizes and scopes. He also has more than 18 years of experience as a building official, interpreting, writing and enforcing building codes. During the last 21 years, David Kirk has served on local and national boards, for both non-profit and for profit organizations. David received his BA Architecture from Howard university. He is a member of AIA, NOMA & NCARB. He holds licenses in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Alex Krieger is a professor at the Harvard GSD, where he has taught since 1977 and was Interim Chair of the department in 2009-2010. He served as Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design, 19982004, as Director of the Urban Design Program, 1990-2001, and as Associate Chairman of the Department of Architecture, 1984-1989. He currently teaches the Urban Design Proseminar and the studio: Reconnecting City & River: Vienna, Austria & the Danube. In previous semesters he has taught the seminar The Regional City: Values and Ethics in Contemporary Urbanism, the Detroit Research Seminar, the Detroit Studio, and the studio Planning in Paradise: Urban Redevelopment Honolulu,Hawaii. Prof. Krieger received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and a Master of City Planning in Urban Design from Harvard.


Sanford Kwinter is Professor of Architectural Theory and Criticism at the Harvard GSD. He is a writer and editor and earned his PhD from Columbia University. He has taught at MIT ,Columbia and Rice universities, and was cofounder and editor of the journal Zone and Zone Books for 20 years. He has written widely on philosophical issues of design, architecture and urbanism and was an editorial member of the ANY conferences and publications as well as of Assemblage. He is the author of several articles and books including Architectures of Time: Towards a Theory of the Event in Modernist Culture (MIT Press, 2001), Far From Equilibrium: Essays on Technology and Design Culture (Actar, 2008) and Requiem: For the City at the Turn of the Millennium. He is currently at work on a book on Africa and the origin of form. Barbara Laurie has been practicing with the firm of Devrouax & Purnell Architects, an African American owned architectural design firm in Washington, DC. She is an Associate with the firm. She has been a project architect and project manager for a variety of buildings, including the renovation of a historic house for the Reverend Jessie Jackson, Sr. ,in the LeDroit Park historic district; an office building for Freddie Mac Corporation in McLean, VA; and interior architect of the ISAS/Technology Center, Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center, and the Information Lab at Technology Center (iLab) for Howard University.

M. David Lee, FAIA, is engaged in a wide range of planning, urban design and architectural projects. He is also a former adjunct professor in planning and urban design at the Harvard University Graduate school of Design. Recently completed projects under Mr. Lee’s direction include the Savin Hill MBTA Rapid Transit Station and the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute at Northeastern University, both in Boston. Under a contract with the city council of New Orleans, Mr. Lee worked with a group of local and national consultants charged with developing plans for the neighborhoods most impacted by Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Lee led the planning for the Lower Ninth Ward and holy Cross neighborhoods. He was also responsible for the design of a memorial to the victims of the storm which was completed in the Lower Ninth Ward and dedicated on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. In May of 2007, Mr. Lee was one of three design resource persons invited to present at the National Endowment for the Arts and Conference of Mayors first International Mayor’s Institute in Warsaw, Poland.


Rodney Leon, award winning Haitian-American architect, is best known for his MEMORIAL TO ANCESTRAL PRESENCE: at the colonial-era African Burial Ground site where his winning design for a permanent memorial honor some 20,000 17th and 18th -century African men, women and children who are buried in a five block area of Lower Manhattan. Leon was one of five designers selected from 61 applicants to an initial call for proposals in 1998. Most recently Leon headed a team of designers to produce an innovative Soft House for Haiti a disaster-proof tent structure that can be manufactured easily and constructed in two hours. Leon recently received a major donation from Deutsch Bank to begin the mass-production and implementation of the Soft House concepts for new settlements in Haiti. Leon holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt and a Masters of Architecture from Yale University. Pip Lewis , AlA, LEED AP, NOMA. Since joining HMFH in 1982, Mr. Lewis has been focused on the impact of educational and curricular design, particularly in urban, public and charter schools. As a senior project manager, his experience includes a skillful handling of organization and design issues, as well as community process...

...Pip Lewis , His award-winning projects include The MATCH Charter High School. an adaptive reuse of a historic auto dealership in Boston; the Neighborhood House Charter School; and the Boston Renaissance Charter School, Mr. Lewis is a mentor with the Kids Need a Chance program. He received his B.S. Arc h. from the University of Michigan and M. Arch. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. William Lewis developed a passion for lighting design and its ability to influence our perception of architecture while earning his degree in Architectural Engineering at Penn State University. For more than a decade he has continued to develop his skills in lighting concept development, lighting analysis & simulation and project management. Will founded Lewis Lighting Design in 2009 to balance his interest in lighting education with his passion for creating lighted environments that advance visual performance and enhance the experience of architecture. He is currently teaching Integrated Sustainable Lighting Design and a Daylighting Design Workshop at the Boston Architectural College and Interior Lighting Design at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. As a professional member of the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), Will has served as the New England regional coordinator since 2005. He is also a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) and is NCQLP Lighting Certified (LC) since 2000.

Chin Lin. AlA, LEED AP, is a Senior Associate at HMFH Architects, Inc. and an active advocate for sustainable, high-performance design. As HMFH’s Green Resources Manager, Chin has overseen LEED and Mass CHPS certification processes, helped secure nearly $2 million in green schools grants and utility rebates for clients, and incorporated photovoltaics, daylight harvesting, wastewater reuse, and wind power into projects such as The MATCH Charter High School in Boston, recipient of the top solar award from the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association; and Brookline Town Hall, an Illumination Engineering Society sustainable lighting design winner. Mr. Lin earned a BS and M.Arch from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Randy Lucas is the Founder and Principal for Lucas Tax + Energy Consulting headquartered in Charlotte, NC. Lucas Tax + Energy (LT+E) is a full-service tax consulting firm specializing in tax incentives for energy efficiency and renewable/ alternative energy. A native of Richmond, VA, Randy earned his Bachelors and Masters in Accounting from Virginia Tech. He is a licensed certified public accountant and an active member of the Charlotte Chapters for the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), the USGBC, and the NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA). Randy has presented technical trainings and co-authored a variety of technical articles on tax incentives for continuing education trainings throughout his career.


SPEAKERS Amy Marks is the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Kullman managing the sales, marketing and preconstruction/estimating teams. Prior to joining Kullman she was a principal and served as the VP of Business Development at Kulka Construction, one of Long Island’s oldest and most respected construction management firms having built almost 20 million square feet. Amy grew up in the construction industry and has experience in selling and marketing construction management, general contracting and design/build services. Through her efforts, her companies have been awarded projects for hospitality, manufacturing, educational, commercial, government and industrial buildings. John Martin AIA, LEED AP, is a principal at Elkus Manfredi Architects, where he has been responsible for the planning and design of several mixed use Life Science projects, including the Science and Technology Park at Johns Hopkins. He holds architectural and engineering degrees from North Carolina State University and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. John is a member of the Boston Society of Architects, the American Institute of Architects, Society of College and University Planners, National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. John resides in Newton, Massachusetts where he serves on the Newtonville Historic District Commission.


Kenneth Martin, NOMAC, AIA is the managing partner of The OBSIDIAN Group, Architects located in Raleigh and Fayetteville, North Carolina and Baltimore, Maryland. His firm specializes in K-12 and higher education architecture, faith-based, and commercial design. Licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Texas and Mississippi, Mr. Martin is also a member of NOMAC, NCARB, and the NAAB field evaluation team which accredits schools of architecture programs. He is a former NOMA national president, a current member of the AIA Diversity Council and is the president of NC NOMA. He is the founder of the Triangle East Chapter of the 100 Black Men of America and an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Pierre Metellus is President and Owner of 3PM Design in Colorado. 3PM Design offers a wide array of consulting services to the foodservice industry. 3PM Design offers expertise in designing commercial foodservice solutions for Restaurants, Country Clubs, Schools, Universities, Business & Industry, Healthcare and Correctional Facilities. 3 PM Design manages small to large scale Foodservice Consultant projects. George H. Miller, FAIA is the 2010 President of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He was elected vice president of the institute in 2006 and chaired the Board Community Committee and the AIA150 Oversight Task Group...

...George H. Miller In 2008 chaired the AIA’s Strategic Initiatives Committee focusing on sustainability, integrated practice, and diversity and inclusiveness and in 2009 Co-Chaired the Strategic Directors Committee to develop the AIA’s 2010-2015 strategic plan. George is the managing partner of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP, where he has worked for more than 30 years. The firm provides architectural design services for a variety of clients and has received more than 25 AIA national awards, including the Architecture Firm Award. Gregory O. Minott AIA, LEED AP, is a founding principal of D.R.E.A.M Collaborative with over 12 years of experience on a range of building and planning projects, combining aesthetic appeal, functionality and sustainability. Gregory has received several awards for his work including the 2010 National Young Architects Award from the AIA for his outstanding achievements and leadership. Gregory received a BA in Architecture degree from the Caribbean School of Architecture and a Masters of Architecture and Infrastructure Planning from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Gregory was born in Jamaica where he began his professional career as an architect and continues to consult in the Caribbean and the US.


Curtis J. Moody, FAIA, NOMA, NCARB, LEED AP. Award-winning designer Curtis J. Moody has been involved in the design of projects that exceed several billion dollars in construction over the last 38 years. A winner of the prestigious Whitney M. Young, Jr. award as an outstanding African American Architect in the United States, Curt’s designs have won more than 145 design citations, including 23 from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and 26 from the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). Moody•Nolan was awarded the AIA Gold Medal Firm of the Year Award in 2006. Mr. Moody graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from Ohio State University.

Keno R. Mullings’ passion in life is to develop and teach solutions that build wealth. As the managing director of the Mullings Group, he fulfills this mission by creating businesses out of the solutions to problems and teaches others to do the same through The Mullings University. Husband, father, teacher, author, radio show host and lifelong entrepreneur, Keno is constantly pushing and encouraging people to discover their purpose and define their life’s goals. Out of that knowledge, Keno guides them in the birthing of their business. Keno is the developer of the Strategic Life Plan System, which helps individuals develop their personal strategic life plan through as easy to follow process.

Cassius Moore is Owner of C.D. Moore + Associates, an Owner’s representative Project Management Company. A construction professional with over 20 years of experience in all facets of the design/construction industry with verifiable track record for successful completion of multi-million dollar projects by building positive team rapport while maintaining project goals and objectives. Prior experience includes Project Manager/Owner’s Representative oversight of the design and construction on the $160 million TD BankNorth sports arena for the Casali Group and Project Manager on the MFA $345 million Phase 1-project. Cassius Holds a Bachelors of Science in Architectural Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Reginald Nunnally. Governor Patrick has recently appointed Mr. Reginald A. Nunnally as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office formerly known as the State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance (SOMWBA) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Reginald was the first Executive Director for the Enhanced Enterprise Community responsible for processing over $44 million of federal funds for Empowerment Zone economic development projects. His career highlights include facilitating the process for the financing of the Mecca Mall in Grove Hall, the Hampton Inn Hotel, (the first African American owned hotel in Boston and the first hotels to be built in Roxbury since the turn of the century.) These projects created over a thousand new job opportunities for residents living in the inner city...

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...Reginald Nunnally was also the creator of Boston Connects Inc. micro loan program geared for existing business and individuals aspiring to start or expand a business within Boston’s Empowerment Zone neighborhoods. Thomas N. O’Brien is the Founding Partner and Managing Director of The HYM Investment Group, LLC, a Boston-based developer and owner of commercial real estate properties. Mr. O’Brien previously served as a Managing Partner for JPI, and as a Managing Director for Tishman Speyer in Boston and New York. O’Brien also led the Boston Redevelopment Authority as its Director from 1994 to 2000. He served as the General Counsel and Director of Finance at the Massachusetts Industrial Finance Agency from 1989 to 1994. He began his career as an investment analyst with the American International Group (AIG) in New York. O’Brien is a graduate of Brown University and Suffolk University Law School.


SPEAKERS Terrence E. O’Neal AIA, LEED AP founded Terrence O’Neal Architect LLC (TONA) in 1993, a full-service architecture firm in New York City. Major areas of practice include public and private multifamily housing developments, supportive and special needs housing, healthcare facilities, and schools. TONA has been profiled and its work published in various architectural and trade publications. Mr. O’Neal has served roles of increasing leadership within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and currently represents New York State as regional director on the national board of the AIA. Mr. O’Neal was 2008 recipient of the Matthew W. Del Gaudio Service Award from AIA New York State (AIANYS) and the 2008 AIANYS Presidents’ Citation for promoting a policy of civic engagement. He serves on the board of directors of the New York Building Congress, and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer appointed O’Neal in 2009 to serve as a member of the Community Planning Board in his local district. Atim Annette Oton. Nigerian-born, U.S. and British educated architectural designer, Atim Annette Oton is the co-Founder of Black Design News Network (BDNN) and the former Associate Chair of Product Design at Parsons School of Design and a cultural design writer/editor and publisher of Calabar Magazine. Her essay, Afrobeat and Design: the Inspiring Pulses, Interweaving and Re-conceptualization in Fashion, and Graphic Design – an Ode to Fela will be published in AfroBeat Journal...


...Atim Annette Oton studied architecture at the City College of New York in Harlem under the influential black architect Max Bond. She worked for Davis, Brody, Bond Architects and Larsen Shein Ginsberg and Wank Adams Slavin and Associates and by 2000, was part of the design team that won the African Burial Ground Interpretive Center and was hired as the Associate Chair of Product Design at Parsons School of Design where she remained for six years. Her design work has been published extensively .She has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC, BCAT’s NeighborhoodBeat and CUNY TV. Jim Paul is the Director for the U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce in Boston. He is an International Trade Specialist. Spiro N. Pollalis, PhD, MBA is Professor of Design, Technology and Management at the Harvard Design School, where he teaches design, planning and urban development. His current research focuses on sustainability and quality of life in large-scale projects. At Harvard, Prof. Pollalis has founded and directs the two largest research projects at the Harvard Design School: The Zofnass and the RMJM programs. In 1997, Prof. Pollalis had founded the Center for Design Informatics at Harvard, dedicated to the exploration of information technology on enhancing the physical space, which he directed until 2004. Prof. Pollalis, in collaboration with the international firm HOK, has also offered a course for the socio-economic upgrade and urban planning of Warrensville Heights, a suburb of Cleveland.

David Price has been a leader in Boston’s community-led development field for 16 years. Over that time he has worked at community development corporations, building or preserving over 400 affordable apartments or for-sale homes and revitalizing vacant commercial space, representing $125 million in construction projects. In 2008 David became the Executive Director of Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation (Nuestra), a community development corporation serving the Roxbury and North Dorchester communities. David has also served as the Executive Director of Tent City Corporation, a CDC serving Boston’s South End. He joined the CDC field after practicing real estate law at the Boston firm of Goulston & Storrs, noted for its affordable housing practice. He has extensive experience in community organizing. David is a graduate of Harvard College and Boston College Law School. Michaele Pride, AIA, NOMA joined the UC faculty in September 2003, as Associate Professor and Director of the School of Architecture and Interior Design. Her research focuses on the social and political implications of urban design and the dynamics of neighborhood change. Michaele is perhaps best known for her community-based design work in the months and years following the 1992 Los Angeles riots, helping to coordinate participatory processes and leading the volunteer efforts of the design community through the Design Professionals Coalition...


...Michaele Pride. As inaugural director of the Downtown Design Center at the University of Kentucky, Michaele developed operational policies and established the Lexington Research Roundtable. Previously, Michaele taught at UCLA, Woodbury University, and the University of Southern California. Michaele has received awards for design, planning, and community advocacy from the LA Cultural Affairs Commission, the National Organization of Minority Architects, American Planning Association, and the American Institute of Architects. Kathryn T. Prigmore FAIA, NCARB, NOMA, LEED AP, specializes in the design of facilities for clients with sensitive missions. She is the past Chair of the AIA National Ethics Council and has also chaired the NCARB Committee on Examination. She is a former Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Architecture for the Howard University School of Architecture and Design. Kathryn is former Chair of the Virginia Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects. Prigmore, one of the first African American Women licensed to practice architecture in the United States, has been a member of the AIA since 1983. She has the noteworthy distinction of being named Who’s Who in the World, in the East, in American Education, in Science and Technology, in Business and Industry, and of American Women.

Erica Rioux-Gees, AIA, is a certified disaster expert who passionate about the environment and making architecture accessible to all, Erica approaches sustainability from many scales, including materials, appropriate technologies, passive design alternatives, integrating eco-systems, socio-cultural identity, and emotional sustainability. Her commitment to education is a Prescott Reavis, Associate AIA, NOMA, critical component to all of her LEED AP, SEED is a founding member of work as an architect, designer, and SFNOMA, the current NOMA University planner as she works with students Liaison-West and an Associate & the of all ages to empower them to Corporate Internship Coordinator at think critically and sustainably Anshen+Allen in San Francisco. Currently about design. She has served he is finishing the construction of the communities across the United first ground up LEED sliver certified States as a team leader with the hospital in California. He is a graduate of AIA’s Design Assistance Programs, Howard University and has over 15 years taught architecture and industrial experience of mentoring & educating all design in Guatemala, and practiced ages of students in the built environment Architecture in Switzerland. as a way to facilitate more diversity into Erica volunteers her time to help the profession of architecture. Mr. Reavis communities plan a culturally is passionate about collaborating and sustainable and equitable future. In empowering communities to lead the addition to engaging others in the improvement of their neighborhoods power of good design, she sits on and cities to create holistic sustainable the National Board of the AIA and communities. the Pioneer Valley Development Christoph Reinhart is the coordinator Council. She is also and certified for the GSD’s Sustainable Design translator/French/Spanish and concentration area and head of the GSD- played a lead organizer role in the Squared research initiative. He currently AIA Puerto Rico Haiti Summit 2010. teaches the two core environmental technology courses ,Energy Technology and Buildings and Environmental Technologies in Buildings, as well as two electives on Daylighting and Building Performance Simulation - Energy. He holds a doctorate degree in Architecture from the Technical University of Karlsruhe and master degrees in Physics from Albert Ludwigs Universitaet, Germany, and Simon Fraser University, Canada. Richa Puri is a Partner of Durkin & Puri, LLP. She has been exclusively practicing immigration law since 2002. She is a graduate of the Pace University School of Law. Richa received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California at San Diego. Richa is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the South Asian Bar Association of New York.


SPEAKERS Dr. Ikhlas Sabouni, Assoc. AIA, dean and professor at the School of Architecture, Prairie View A&M University since 1998, transformed a small, unaccredited department into a fully accredited autonomous school, increased enrollment fourfold, and initiated new programs in Construction Science and Community Development. She holds the Texas Society of Architects Edward J. Romieniec FAIA Award, the AIA-Houston Educator Award, the ACSA Distinguished Professor, PVAMU Distinguished Professor and Texas A&M University Systems Regents Professor. She chaired an AIA section about the barriers faced by women in the profession and continues to work to increase enrollment of minority students. Chuck Savage has been involved in the modular construction industry for over 31 years, 19 of which has been with Kullman. His expertise is with the various sectors within education including K-12, higher education for student housing and academic centers and child development centers. Chuck was responsible for the nations largest permanent modular build-out program, which consisted of over 2 Million square feet of single and multi-story additions for the New York City School Construction Authority. In addition, Chuck has been instrumental public and private school projects in the north east, along with various facilities within the medical market.


Brad Sellers is the Chief of Economic Development for Warrensville Heights, Ohio. His work centers on achieving economic self-sufficiency for the city by developing Warrensville Heights as an employment center as well as a residential community. Born and raised in Warrensville Heights, the 7’0” Sellers was a star basketball player at Ohio State University and had a lengthy professional career featuring stops with the Chicago Bulls, Seattle Supersonics, and overseas in Spain, Israel, Greece, and France. Sellers’ time overseas has given him an appreciation for how cities can best function and is hoping to bring that sensibility to Warrensville Heights. Martin Shapiro is the Vice President / Global Operations, CHF International (Cooperative Housing Foundation). He has worked in 25 countries, including Croatia, Haiti, Indonesia, and Jordan. His work on international development and program management brought him to CHF International, a nonprofit focused on economic development. He has a MA in Linguistics from the American University and a BA in Political Science from the University of Florida. Paul Emile Simon, urban architect at the Ministry of Tourism. ArchitecteUrbaniste DPLGF, Conseil. Active architect and planner who has represented Haiti in numerous toplevel international convenings on architectural, planning, preservation. and resettlement issues. Was one of the keynote speakers in the AIA PuertoRico/Haitian Summit who work with members of the Caribbean architectural community to develop pilot projects in studio to be test-driven in Haiti...

...Paul Emile Simon is a dynamic thinker and repository of knowledge on built environment issues in Haiti both pre-and postearthquake. Well versed on the history of Haitian architecture and role it must play in the rebuilding of the country and its economy. Has worked as a one of the important Ministers in the Cabinet on Architecture and Cultural Tourism issues. Paul Emile Simon is the President of the Haitian Association of Architects and Town Planners. Sherry Snipes was appointed AIA’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion in March 2009. As chief diversity officer for international electronics distributor Arrow Electronics, she launched a global program for the Fortune 200 company and established an internal center of excellence. She has led human resources and diversity and inclusion programs at nonprofit organizations, including the Society for Human Resource Management. She is a member of The Conference Board Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Council, presented to the UN World Diversity Leadership Council, and created the European Black Women’s Symposium. Snipes holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Hampton University.


Beth Tauke, Associate Professor of Architecture - SUNY/ Buffalo, directs university education activities for the IDEA Center and the UD International University Education Consortium. She co-founded Universal Design Education Online, the primary website for UD education, and has published in The Universal Design Handbook, Living for the Elderly, and Universal Design: Seventeen Ways of Thinking and Teaching, Building Material, Design Issues, Utopian Studies, Representation, and Foundations in Art, Theory and Criticism. She co-edited Universal Design: New York and is currently working on two books on diversity in design and another on inclusive and sensory issues in housing. Maryann Thompson, FAIA, was educated at Princeton University and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, where she is a member of the Architecture faculty. She founded Maryann Thompson Architects in 2000. She specializes in architecture which is sustainable, regionally driven, and which heightens one’s sense of site and landscape. Her architectural investigations revolve around ideas like the creation of a rich and thoughtful edge between inside and outside; the utilization of light as a material; and strategies for employing warm, natural materials to accentuate a sense of place. Thompson carries degrees in both architecture and landscape architecture, bringing to her practice an interdisciplinary approach where issues of site and landscape are central to design thinking...

...Maryann Thompson’s work has garnered some 50 design awards, including two AIA National Honor Awards and numerous AIA New England Design Honor Awards and BSA Honor Awards for Design Excellence. Jimmie Tucker, AlA, NOMA, LEED AP, is a founding principal of Self Tucker Architects. He has a passion for the careful balance of client, user and community input and dedication to design that elevated the experience of place. He leads the firm in a wide variety of work ranging from academic facilities to museums, housing and schools. He is a recognized planner and designer with extensive experience on a number of significant projects including the renovation of the Universal Life Insurance Building and the awardwinning STAX Museum and Academy. In addition to being an active member of NOMA, Jimmie is a member of American Institute of Architects, and Past President of the Memphis Chapter. Jimmie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University and received his Master Degree in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. He is an adjunct instructor of design at the University of Memphis. Ella Ayiti Turenne is the Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement, Occidental College. As an artist, activist and educator, her creative work spans over 20 years as an artist and she has been involved in the television and film industry for over ten years...

...Ella Ayiti Turenne is currently working on an anthology of short fiction by Haitian women and an empowerment book about the struggles of being a young woman and surviving the crucial “twentysomething” years. As an activist, she is an advisory board member of the BLACKOUT Arts Collective, a grassroots organization whose mission is to empower communities of color through arts, education and activism. She currently works with incarcerated youth and has developed arts based workshops with youth whose parents are incarcerated. Ella sits on the board of Dwa Fanm and is on the National Steering Committee of the Inside Out Prison Education Program. Bill Valentine, FAIA LEED AP, is the Chairman of HOK. Valentine has worked with HOK for over 48 years, serving as a vocal advocate for sustainability within the firm and the profession. Valentine actively promotes his definition of “good design” as a simple idea, elegantly executed and inspiring, with social significance and in harmony with the environment. Valentine’s notable projects include the Biogen Idec Research and Development Campus in San Diego; Adobe Systems Inc. world Headquarters in San Jose; Levi’s Plaza in San Francisco; and Microsoft Augusta Site campus in Redmond, Washington. He is a frequent speaker and author on sustainable design topics.


SPEAKERS Sean Vance, M.Arch, AIA, Assistant Professor, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, had been Acting Director of North Carolina State’s Center for Universal Design and a member of the NCSU School of Architecture faculty until August 2010. As principal of Sean Vance Architecture, he worked with a range of clients developing design solutions in buildings and communities. A student of human interaction and use of the environment, Sean teaches the pursuit of solutions respondent to the way people live within the constraints of their abilities, guided by the UD Principles and AIA’s Principles for Livable Communities. Robert B. vanArsdall. Before joining XL Design Professional, Bob was the government programs manager for the IT Group, a $1.4 billion dollar a year publicly-traded environmental engineering company which was a part of the huge merger and acquisition trend in the late 1990’s. He worked in environmental engineering and hazardous site remediation from 1983 until 1994, during the time when environmental was a fun place to be. He has experience in both operations and sales in engineering, and has considerable experience in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and internal ownership transition planning on the consulting side. He is a strong advocate of quantitative market research to guide strategic planning. Bob graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has an MBA from North Carolina State University.


Benjamin Vargas, FAIA is an architect and leader in the 2010 AIA/Puerto Rico/Haiti Summit and 2009 AIA Whitney Young Award recipient. A native of Puerto Rico, Vargas established a presence within the AIA as a tireless advocate for institutional change to survey and remedy the lack of minority participation in the Institute and architecture at large. He was elected as the Florida/Caribbean regional director on the AIA’s Board. In 2005, he helped craft the AIA’s position statement on diversity, and in 2007 he participated in the planning committee for the AIA’s Diversity Plenary. This year, Vargas helped create the AIA’s Diversity Recognition program, which recognizes architects for contributions to diversifying the profession by bestowing diversity best practice awards. Mauricio P. Vera is the Director for the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization with U.S. Agency for International Development. He has an MBA and was previously Manager, Small Business Program at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Supplier Diversity Program Manager at the Smithsonian Institution. Leslie Voltaire, U.N. Special Envoy/ Government of Haiti: Former Minister of Education in Haiti and Minister of Haitians Living Abroad, Architecture Degree from Cornell University and Current Presidential Candidate, Haiti. When Aristide left Haiti just after dawn on February 29, 2004, the search was on for a Lavalas representative to help select a neutral political figure to serve as transitional prime minister...

...Leslie Voltaire, who was in hiding like all senior members of the party Aristide created and dominated, had to be coaxed into the dubious role of recognizing that the former president was forever out of the country’s political picture. Now openly trying to resurrect the abandoned political movement, the 54-year old Voltaire has assumed the role of candidate to keep alive the Lavalas goal of rescuing the millions of poor from their underclass status. “The biggest objective of Lavalas was to portray the poor as people who count. We didn’t have this before in Haiti,” said Voltaire, a lawyer who served in Aristide’s Cabinet as the minister for diaspora affairs. Lee W. Waldrep, Ph.D., assistant director in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, has over 15 years of experience in higher education with an emphasis in academic affairs and career development of architecture students. He holds a Ph.D. from The American University, a Master of Architecture from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan. He has held previous positions at NAAB, the University of Maryland, and Illinois Institute of Technology. He is also the author of Becoming an Architect: A Guide to Careers in Design, 2nd Edition.


Tony Whitfield has been a member of the faculty of Parsons since 1993. He is an Associate Professor and after 2 years as the Director of the Product Design department’s Furniture Program, became department Chair in 1999. In this position, he has restructured the department’s curriculum, establishing a leadership role for Parsons to address social issues. He has been a visiting instructor at the Design School of Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile and a frequent visiting faculty member at La Escuela de Diseno at Altos de Chavon in the Dominican Republic. He has also served as the Associate Director of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Program Director of Just Above Midtown, Inc., Director of Printed Matter, Inc. and the Managing Director of the Soho Center for Visual Artists. Whitfield has overseen the transformation of his Parsons department into a more complex curriculum, and forged design agreements with companies such as IKEA and Daimler Chrysler.

Leon Williams has been interested in considering the potentials and challenges of Building Information Modeling [BIM] facing tomorrow’s students, educators, and practitioners for the past five years. His thesis project ‘Learning Goals for Implementing Building Information Modeling [BIM] along the Process of Creative Problem Solving” sought to understand how Building Information Modeling [BIM] relates to the design process in both academic and non-academic contexts. His current interests regarding Building Information Modeling [BIM] have expanded to considering 3Dimensional graphic languages in lieu of 2Dimensional graphic languages as a plausible evolution in communicating design and construction intent.

Michael E. Willis, FAIA, NOMA, founded Michael Willis Architects in 1988 and has since served as Principal on numerous large public projects, including Principal-in-Charge of architectural design of the $100 million MUNI Metro Maintenance Facility, the design/build Millbrae BART Station, the New International Terminal at San Francisco International Airport with SOM and Del Campo and Maru, and the latest expansion of San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center in association with Gensler and Kwan Henmi. Currently, Mr. Willis is Principalin-Charge for the Oakland International Airport Terminal 1 Rehabilitation. He has a national reputation for successful public and community outreach. Mr. Willis was President of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA/SF) in 1995, and has been a member on its Executive Committee. He has served as the Northern California chair of the National Organization of Minority Architects, and is on the board of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

Katherine Williams is a licensed architect, editor of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) magazine, former Rose Architectural Fellow, Howard University alumni, Virginia native, and mother of one daughter. By day, she assists in managing development projects for San Francisco Housing Development Corporation. She can be found online at






PLATINUM Harvard University Graduate School of Design

DESIGN MAKES A DIFFERENCE. At the GSD, we strive for excellence in teaching and research, with a broad view of the transformative potential of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Design. Our mission is to educate the world’s future design leaders and to instill in these individuals an unwavering desire to work toward the public good. It is the integration of design excellence and societal engagement that enables us to make a difference— to imagine alternative and better futures. Fulfilling its Partnering Charter with the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), GSA seeks “to establish ongoing lines of communication and the productive exchange of information, particularly as it relates to industry and government best practices and state-of-the-art design practices, between GSA and NOMA.”


The American Institute of Architects (AIA) was created in 1857. Through education, government advocacy, community redevelopment, and public outreach activities, the AIA works toward a public environment that is responsive to the people it serves while representing the professional interests of America’s architects. In close concert with other members of the design and construction team, the AIA also works to fulfill its commitment to help coordinate the building industry. As members of the AIA, more than 83,000 licensed architects and associated professionals express their commitment to quality design and livability in our built environments.


40 years of the Loeb Fellowship 1970 - 2010

The Loeb Fellowship provides an opportunity for ten midcareer practitioners in the design fields to take a “sabbatical” and spend a year in independent study at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Fellows, whose work involves the built and natural environment, receive a modest stipend and a place to live in Cambridge and are free to take classes, read, write and undertake research that will enable them to improve their professional skills and their ability to lead in their fields.


The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) administers programs and provides resources that enhance the practice of architecture and the public and professional understanding of design. Since its establishment in 1867, this nonprofit professional service organization has been a committed advocate of excellence in the built environment and increased service of the profession to society. The BSA is the eastern Massachusetts regional association of approximately 4,000 public, professional and affiliate members and is the largest branch of the American Institute of Architects. The BSA sponsors two nationally recognized tradeshows and conventions annually: Build Boston in November and Residential Design and Construction in April. Learn more at The Boston Architectural College (BAC) is an independent, professional college located in Boston’s Back Bay, offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and design studies. One of the most unique characteristics of the BAC is the concurrent learning model: experiential practice in the field, intellectual academic learning in the classroom. The BAC is recognized by DesignIntelligence as providing Worldclass Programs with High Distinction. The BAC offers several unique educational programs online: Distance Master of Architecture: The first, low residency, NAAB-accredited professional Masters of Architecture program in the USA. Sustainable Design courses and Certificate: The BAC is the only accredited college in the USA that offers Sustainable Design Certificates completely online. The BAC is committed to provide excellence in design education grounded in practice and accessible to diverse communities.


The MIT Department of Architecture continues a long tradition of individualized instruction, offering both degree-granting and non-degree granting programs at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Its five basic discipline areas are: Architectural Design; Building Technology; Computation; History, Theory and Criticism; Art, Culture and Technology. Other opportunities for study within the department are available through the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture. The department’s setting within MIT permits particular depth in such technical areas as computation, new modes of design and production, materials, structure and energy, as well as in the arts, humanities and social studies.

HOK is a global architectural firm that specializes in planning, design and delivery solutions for buildings and communities. Through its collaborative network of 23 offices worldwide, the firm serves diverse clients within the corporate, commercial, public and institutional markets. HOK is committed to developing resources and expertise to help lead the world toward sustainable communities and building environments. Founded in 1955, the firm’s expertise includes architecture, engineering, interiors, planning, sustainability consulting, lighting, graphics, facilities planning and assessment, and construction services.


SILVER GRAPHISOFT® ignited the BIM revolution with ArchiCAD®, the industry first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as the revolutionary GRAPHISOFT BIM Server™, the world’s first real-time BIM collaboration environment, and the GRAPHISOFT EcoDesigner™, the world’s first fully integrated building energy modeling application. GRAPHISOFT’s innovative solutions have fundamentally changed the way architects around the world design and collaborate.

BRONZE In partnership with communities, the BRA plans Boston’s future while respecting its past. We prepare our residents for new opportunities through training, human service and job creation. The BRA guides physical, social and economic change in Boston’s neighborhoods and its downtown to shape a more prosperous, sustainable and beautiful city for all.

Serving 175 communities in eastern and central Massachusetts, the MBTA is the fifth busiest mass transit system in the United States as measured by ridership. The Authority serves a daily ridership of approximately 1.24 million passengers.


2002 NOMA Fort Lauderdale 30th Anniversary

BosNOMA congratulates The National Organization of Minority Architects on celebrating over 38 years of service and leadership. 65 CONFERENCE HISTORY


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Architects as Visionaries Through Imagination, Collaboration, Humanity & Triumph



2010 NOMA Program Booklet  
2010 NOMA Program Booklet  

The program booklet for the 2010 National Organization of Minority Architects conference in Boston, MA Oct. 7-9, 2010.