The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) invites you to the 42nd Annual NOMA International Conference and Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 1-4, 2014 at the historic Loews Philadelphia Hotel. With the theme, “For the LOVE of It: Community…History…Design,” the NOMA 2014 conference will celebrate architecture in the vibrant, innovative design environment, Philadelphia.
The NOMA 2014 conference features exciting international keynote speakers, Paola Moya and Kenny Gamble, and includes a host of professional development and continuing education seminars, networking events, exhibitions, local tours and design workshops to connect you to your passion for architecture, planning and design. The conference also includes a full day Community Legacy project and the NOMA Student Design Competition, both focused on creating design interventions within the city of Philadelphia. Other conference hallmark events include the Bros Arts Ball, the Host Chapter Panel and Party, the Student vs. Professionals Sporting Exhibition, and the Annual NOMA Professional Design Awards Banquet and Ceremony. Over 500 NOMA members, affiliates and students are expected to be in attendance, including architects, landscape architects, interior designers, planners, engineers, and construction and building industry professionals.
The NOMA 2014 conference encourages collaboration and partnerships among allied design professionals, partner organizations, businesses, and educational institutions who share a passion for the built environment. Past, Present and Future architects and designers ask: Why do we attend endless rounds of community meetings? Why do we endure 60 hour work weeks and all-nighters? Why do we rush to learn new innovative design technologies? Why do we awake in the middle of the night to sketch out a detail or new idea? For many of us the answer is clear: Because we LOVE it.