Nashville, Tennessee

NOMAnash is one of NOMA’s youngest chapters and was formed in 2018 with the charge to advocate issues regarding Greater Nashville’s underrepresented in the architectural profession, to advocate for equity within legislation with the local government, to commit to the welfare of the community at large, and to be an inspiration and active participant in the education of local youth. As so eloquently spoken by Dr. Maya Angelou, “Each child belongs to all of us and they will bring us a tomorrow in direct relation to the responsibility we have shown to them.” NOMAnash embraces this responsibility and strives to have a remarkable impact in the city of Nashville and surrounding areas through the creation of inspiring programs and

educational opportunities. One such inspirational program unique to NOMAnash is the creation of the annual “NOMAnash The Coloring Book of Architecture”. NOMAnash’s mission is to work with the Metro Nashville Public School system to introduce and promote architecture to school age children (grades k-12). The books would include images/works by NOMA Nashville members. The purpose of this coloring  book is to be a fun way to expose students to architecture and to spark interest in architecture as a rewarding and attainable career choice.  NOMAnash has received overwhelming support for the coloring book and it has been perceived as a definite benefit to the prosperity and welfare of our community’s youth.

Nomanash Coloringbook

In addition to the coloring book, NOMAnash is constantly searching for opportunities to reach out to the Greater Nashville community by keeping members engaged in local programs and by hosting NOMAnash Project Pipeline Summer Camp. If you are interested in learning more about our chapter and our programs please contact us.  We look forward to every opportunity to connect with you!

NOMAnash, Nashville’s chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects pose for a photo after their monthly chapter meeting in front of public artwork at Nashville’s Looby branch library named in honor of Metro Councilman and civil rights leader Dr. Z. Alexander Looby.

Members pictured L/R: Chad Jones NOMA, Derek Howard NOMA (Chapter Parliamentarian), Joseph Cole NOMA, Kendra Winbush Assoc. NOMA, Asia Allen NOMA (Chapter Treasurer), Melvin Gill NOMA, Valarie Franklin NOMA (Chapter President), Mubarak Hauter Assoc. NOMA, Lynn Jolley NOMA (Chapter Secretary), Rodney Young Assoc. NOMA, and Darrell Hayes NOMA Members not pictured: Brian Tibbs NOMA (Chapter VP), Harold Thompson NOMA, Whitney Johnson Assoc. NOMA, Aron Thompson Assoc. NOMA, C.J. Amlin Assoc. NOMA)
NOMAnash Members