Get to Know the NJ-NOMA President, William A. Moses, Featured in Celebration of Black History Month

February 9, 2021

Get to Know the NJ-NOMA President, William A. Moses, NOMA, Featured in Celebration of Black History Month

by William A Moses, NOMA

 

I have always had an intense connection to the world of architecture in my early years of development. Growing up in Paterson, NJ, I was a very creative child with a vivid imagination. I would make my own toys and develop storylines and environments for each character I created. Creativity served me well throughout my career.

 

 

As a graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, I introduce modern designing skills in conjunction with Building Information Modeling (BIM) and realistic rendering programs, to designs teams across the country.  My ability to model and create custom made 3D components brings value to any team when explaining and expressing the design details to the client. I am able to simplify complexity in design and construction, by creating virtual 3D building environments that will be used for design and detail. I am also able to detect any construction or design conflict before construction. As a result, by inviting early collaboration with other trades and consultants, the process reduces time, extremely rising costs, and streamlines the performance. I have designed multiple projects from home extensions to huge large-scale hospitals for a variety of clients.  

 

 

During my 3rd year at NJIT, I worked for H.A.N.D.S. INC (Housing And Neighborhood Development Services). As a Project Manager, I was able to manage contractors at multiple sites. During my 5th year at NJIT, I worked for Jeffrey Berman Architect and after graduation was hired full-time. Jeffrey Berman Architect was where I developed my technical skills in health care design. After working there for over a decade I moved on to Gensler NYC, where I worked on larger scale projects. My professional journey has lead me to establish WAMA Design Consultant LLC. Currently, my projects include Mixed-use Residential and Retail, Places of Worship, Beauty Salons, Museums, Shopping Centers, and several residential projects across the country. Click on the photo below to view Will’s slide show…

 

I volunteer my time teaching design techniques and building design concepts, to youth. I give back to my community by helping people move forward as an agent for change and social awareness.

 

As the founding member and the now 2nd term president of the New Jersey NOMA Chapter, I am able to practice my passion for design, education, and community outreach. NJNOMA has hosted numerous workshops and mentorship for students of architecture. Mentoring and collaborative work within the community is my way of paying it forward. My goal is to encourage young architects to release their inner design nature, and help navigate and understand their journey.

 

 

Outside of my work projects, I volunteered for the NAACP Act-So (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) Programs, as a judge and mentor for the architecture students. I have worked on design collaborations with such organizations as Leadership Newark, Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, and The American Heart Association, and hosted several lectures for the American Institute of Architecture and The National Organization of Minority Architects. I am also a proud member of the AIA since 2007.

 

 

Recent Lectures:

 

–       Building Information Modeling Infused in Health Care Design & Collaboration,

NOMA Conference 2018 – investigate the solutions of BIM in Design

 

–       THE BUSINESS OF ARCHITECTURE –Planning your future to gain independence,

NOMA Conference 2019

 

–       Building Information Modeling Infused in Health Care Design & Collaboration,

BIM BOP 2020 – Virtual Conference

07/09/20 – 07/10/20

USC School of Architecture Los Angeles, California

 

 

–       AIA Architects New Jersey Chapter Equity in Architecture Committee Webinar Series 

Virtual lecture series 2020

 

       

 

 

Through my love for fashion, I ventured into Fashion Design with the launch of my new clothing lines World Artist Movement, DXM, Daily Surplus & Afrofuturism. As a newly published children’s book writer and illustrator, I was able to publish my first book titled, The Song of Zong. Using repetitive speech, my book can be used as a tool to help kids with autism or speech impediments.

 

Contact information:

William A. Moses, NOMA
NJ-NOMA President
www.njnoma.org

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w.a.moses@gmail.com

theplanetofzong@gmail.com

 

Image credits: 

Jeffery Berman Architect
NOMA
WSM Associates
WAMA Design Consultant LLC
Jennifer Archibald
William Moses

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