Tuskegee NOMAS Chapter Places 3rd in 2015 Barbara G. Laurie NOMA Design Competition
Theme: "RISE - Revival of a Cultural Corridor"
The 43rd National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Annual International Conference & Exposition was held October 15-17, 2015 at the Sheraton New Orleans in downtown New Orleans, Louisiana. The Conference theme this year was RISE: Social Justice by Design. While the design profession has seen a shift towards a more socially-conscious practice in recent years, NOMA has always been an organization centered around community engagement and social justice through the design process. With that in mind, this year, NOMA challenged members and partners to rise in support of diversity in the profession and design justice in our communities.
The competition outline can be viewed on the NOMA website: http://www.noma.net/
Tuskegee's team competed against fourteen other teams, from schools such as Auburn University, Univ. of Florida, Georgia Tech, Howard Univ., Lawrence Technical University (1st place), Univ. of Virginia, and Washington Univ. at St. Louis (2nd place).
Team members were Gregory Hobdy, Michael Larche', Allison Merritt, Talor Shepherd, and Marcel Walker. Team support was provided by Tuskegee architecture student and NOMA board member Travis Armbrister, NOMAS advisor Emile Dixon, studio instructor Roderick Fluker, and Interim Dean Daya Taylor."
The 2016 Design Competition outline has already been released: Link