The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) was founded by 12 Black architects in 1971, at the AIA Convention in Detroit. Learn more about the organization's founders and its members' contributions to the built environment in this new exhibition. Celebrate the gains of the NOMA members from the past to the present and also learn more about the challenges that the organization, its chapters, and its members have had to overcome in the movement towards freedom and equality in the architecture profession.
This exhibition is supported by the Graham Foundation and was organized as part of the NOMA HOMECOMING: DETROIT 50 virtual conference, which celebrates 50 years since NOMA's founding. It was curated by Pascale Sablan FAIA, NOMA, LEED AP. Sablan is the NOMA President-Elect (2023-2024), an Associate at Adjaye Associates Architects, and Founder & Executive Director of Beyond the Built Environment LLC.
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