AIA Newark and Suburban President Elect Andrew Thompson Attends the 2019 NOMA Conference

October 29, 2019

Record Numbers attend the 2019 NOMA Conference, Believe the Hype: A Global Collective of Industry Change Agents

October 16-20 2019, record number of attendees from across the country descended upon Brooklyn, New York to attend the 47th annual National Organization of Minority Architects Conference, themed Believe the Hype: A Global Collective of Industry Change Agents.

AIA Newark and Suburban President Elect and New Jersey NOMA Chapter Adviser Andrew Thompson, NOMA, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, attended the full conference, served on the conference committee, took responsibility for volunteers and recording learning units for seminars. 

I want to thank my section, AIA Newark and Suburban for giving a donation for the New Jersey Institute of Technology NOMAS chapter to compete in the student design competition. There were 39 schools that participated from all over the country including Cornell and MIT. NJIT did not place but had a very good showing.     ~ Andrew Thompson, NOMA, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

The Barbara G. Laurie Student Design Competition has grown exponentially into one of the premier features at the conference, with contestants submitting work from coast to coast for a jury of international critics. This year’s challenge was a mixed-use, mixed-income Nostrand Hype Development in Flatbush. 

You can check out the entire competition gallery HERE


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