Seminar Schedule


Too many excellent topics to choose from. Here’s the full list updated as of 10.01.2019. Click the link below if you prefer to download a PDF of the information.


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Thursday, October 17

The Role of the Arts in Urban Planning and the Design of Vibrant Communities
Ivonne Chand O’Neal
NOMA201905
8:30AM – 9:30AM
1 LU

Designing with Communities
Siboney Diaz-Sanchez
NOMA201932
8:30AM – 9:30AM
1 LU

Believe the Hype: Bold Strides in Diversity and Inclusion by Regional Municipalities
Jonnel Doris, Keith Wright, David Gould, Yvette Richardson 
NOMA2019115
8:30AM – 9:30AM
1 LU

Power to the People: Translating Resilience through Culture v. 2
Venesa Alicea
NOMA201945
8:30AM – 9:30AM
1 HSW

Creating Meaningful Impact through Design, The Debbie Allen Dance Academy (DADA)
Barbara Bouza
NOMA201971
8:30AM – 9:30AM
1 LU

Financial Management for Architecture Firms
Wesley Sims
NOMA201966
8:30AM – 9:30AM
1 LU

I Was Asked to Stand
Pascale Sablan
NOMA201922
9:45AM – 10:45AM
1 LU

Mapping Detroit’s Civil Rights Sites and African American Architecture
Saundra Little
NOMA201928
9:45AM – 10:45AM
1 HSW

Finding Your Path
Jorge Plazas
NOMA2019108
9:45AM – 10:45AM
1 LU

Towards Better Project Quality Control (And Firm Profitability)
Ganesh Nayak, Morgan Aguillard
NOMA201926
9:45AM – 10:45AM
1 LU

Research and Innovation Mindset: Approaches to Design Research Thinking for Small Practices
Camille Sherrod
NOMA201936
9:45AM – 10:45AM
1 LU

An Architect’s Pathway to Real Estate Development
Thomas Anyen, Katherine Williams, Jimmie Tucker, Jerrod Delaine
NOMA201941
9:45AM – 10:45AM
1 LU

Empowering Cities through Affordable Housing Policies and Design
Victor Body-Lawson
NOMA201951
9:45AM – 10:45AM
1 HSW

How to Work in New York – Student Seminar
Aurora Robinson
NOMA201904
11:00AM – 12:30PM
1 LU

Design: By Any Means Necessary
Nicole Hollant-Denis
NOMA201947
11:00AM – 12:30PM
1.5 LU

Leadership and Legacy with AIA Contract Documents
Donovan Olliff
NOMA201960
11:00AM – 12:30PM
1.5 HSW

HSW: Supervising With Impact
Harry Falconer
NOMA201969
11:00AM – 12:30PM
1.5 HSW

Planning the Sale or Transfer of your Business: Creating a Blueprint for the Future – Financial Strategies for Exiting your Business
Michael Dowdell
NOMA201970
11:00AM – 12:30PM
1.5 HSW

Real Estate Development 101 for Architects
Jerrod Delaine
NOMA201978
11:00AM – 12:30PM
1.5 LU

Equitable Placemaking and Building Strong Neighborhoods
Sreoshy Banerjea
NOMA201986
11:00AM – 12:30PM
1.5 LU

Finance: The Nth Sense of Design
Bolanle Williams-Olley
NOMA201901
2:00PM – 3:00PM
1 LU

ARE Takedown – Start to Finish
Melanie Ray
NOMA201903
2:00PM – 3:00PM
1 LU

Understanding Opportunities in LEED v4.1
Ganesh Nayak
NOMA201927
2:00PM – 3:00PM
1 HSW/GBCI

Design and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Jonathan Moody
NOMA201980
2:00PM – 3:00PM
1 HSW

The Business Of Architecture – Planning your future to gain independence
William Moses
NOMA201993
2:00PM – 3:00PM
1 LU

Going the Distance for Net Zero with the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon
NOMA201963
2:00PM – 3:00PM
1 LU/GMCI

LED Lighting for Architecture: Creating a Sense of Place
Abhay M. Wadhwa
NOMA201902
3:15PM – 4:15PM
1 HSW

Self Determination – The importance of the role of minority architects in (re)building our communities
Lance Collins
NOMA201952
3:15PM – 4:15PM
1 HSW

Spatializing Memory
Jha D Williams
NOMA201990
3:15PM – 4:15PM
1 LU

Engaging youth for equitable outcomes
Charles Cross
NOMA201998
3:15PM – 4:15PM
1 LU

Loving Strangers through the Built Environment
Rebecca Bucky Willis
NOMA201920
3:15PM – 4:15PM
1 HSW

Conscious Inclusion – Actions towards Diversity
Tim Milam
NOMA201946
3:15PM – 4:15PM
1 HSW

On the Brink
Crystal Day
NOMA2019109
3:15PM- 5:30PM
1 LU

Here to Stay: What’s the Answer to Gentrification in Brooklyn?
Mel Loyola Agosto
NOMA201999
4:30PM – 5:30PM
1 HSW

The value of design justice: Infusing socially responsible work into your practice
Dawveed Scully
NOMA201967
4:30PM – 5:30PM
1 LU

Love Letters to Louis and Africa
Everardo Jefferson
NOMA201955
4:30PM – 6:00PM
1 HSW

Rural Studio’s Front Porch Initiative: Small but not Tiny Homes
Meghan Walsh
NOMA201989
4:30PM – 6:00PM
1.5 HSW

Urban Coastal Protection for East Bayonne New Jersey: an integrated design approach
Richard Alomar
NOMA2019100
4:30PM – 6:00PM
1 HSW


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Friday, October 18

NOMA Breakfast and Annual Meeting 8:00AM – 9:30AM

Truth or Consequences: How the Nation’s Only Purpose-Built KKK Site of Painful Memory Might Encourage Community Well-being
Murray Miller
NOMA201961
9:45AM – 10:45AM
1 HSW

A Space for Being
Suchi Reddy
NOMA201987
9:45AM – 10:45AM
1 LU

What’s in a License?
Heather O’Neal
NOMA201984
9:45AM – 10:45AM
1 LU

Climate Mobilization Act & Social Sustainability: Perspective on NYC’s Green New Deal
Latoya Kamdang
NOMA201964
9:45AM – 12:30AM
2 HSW/GBCI

NCARB & You
Patricia Ramallo
NOMA201968
11:00AM – 12:30PM
1.5 HSW

Biophillic Architecture for positive health outcomes
Nea Maloo
NOMA201931
11:00AM – 12:30PM
1.5 HSW

Understanding the BIM Landscape: Managing a Project in Revit for Principals + Project Managers
Uchenna Okere
NOMA201975
11:00AM – 12:30PM
1.5 LU

The Africantown International Design Idea Competition
Renee Kemp-Rotan
NOMA201995
11:00AM – 12:30PM
1.5 HSW

First 500
Tiara Hughes
NOMA201939
2:00PM – 3:00PM
1 LU

Your Most Profitable Design
Barry Queen
NOMA201988
2:00PM – 3:00PM
1 LU

Building Enclosure + Super-Tall Façade Maintenance
Ingedia Sanchez
NOMA201938
2:00PM – 3:00PM
1 HSW

Collegiates and NOMA: Impacting our Future
Olga Bracamontes
NOMA201940
2:00PM – 3:00PM
1 LU

Project Pipeline Curriculum Think Tank
Tya Winn
NOMA201925
2:00PM – 4:15PM
2 LU

The Preservation Efforts for Bunce Island Slave Castle in Sierra Leone
Melbourne Garber
NOMA201977
3:15PM – 4:15PM
1 HSW

Social Impact Investing – Providing Access Through Development & Design
Dawn Hicks
NOMA201935
3:15PM – 4:15PM
1 HSW

A Tale of Two Cities: Transforming NYC & DC with Building Performance Standards
Anica Landreneau
NOMA201959
3:15PM – 4:15PM
1 HSW/GBCI

Archi Camp “Dream Big … Be an Architect: a new summer program for middle school students of color in Hampton and Newport News, Virginia
Laura Battaglia
NOMA201953
3:15PM – 4:15PM
1 LU

Infrastructure – The Road to Community Empowerment
Etty Padmodipoetro, Steve Lewis
NOMA201929
4:30PM – 5:30PM
1 HSW

You’re Doing It Wrong | Optimizing and Integrating Design Software Workflows
Paul Bamson
NOMA201918
4:30PM – 6:00PM
1.5 LU
Afrocentric Architecture Revisited
David Hughes
NOMA201972
4:30PM – 6:00PM
1.5 LU

Arrival House: an Integrated Co-Living Model for New Arrivals to NYC
Sreoshy Banerjea, Alison Von Glinow, Yuan La
NOMA201985
4:30PM – 6:00PM
1.5 LU


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Saturday, October 19

The Making of The Universal Hip Hop Museum
Michael Ford
NOMA201949
9:45AM – 10:45AM
1 LU

Making a Difference: Advancing A Community Design Practice
Shalini Agrawal, Elizabeth Kennedy
NOMA201910
8:30AM – 9:30AM
1 HSW

Michigan Mellon Architecture Prep: Empowering Detroit Public Schools with Design Education
Young-Tack Oh
NOMA201948
8:30AM – 9:30AM
1 LU
Pipeline to Diversity in Design
David Robinson, Ken Cutcher, Shauntun Davis
NOMA201950
8:30AM – 9:30AM
1 HSW

Englewood Chicago is Rising: Volunteers In Service To America – Making an Impact by Design!
Douglas Williams
NOMA201974
8:30AM – 9:30AM
1 HSW

A Tale of Two Cities – Inspiring Justice by Design in New York City and New Orleans
Ifeoma Ebo, Bryan Lee
NOMA201981
8:30AM – 9:30AM
1 HSW

GAL Master Class
Mario Gooden
NOMA201906
9:45AM – 10:45AM
1 HSW

Pushing the Narrative: Changing Representation in Architecture
Francesca Carney
NOMA201907
9:45AM – 10:45AM
1 HSW

From Architect to Developer: An Overview in Designing Communities
Vic Bell
NOMA201917
9:45AM – 10:45AM
1 HSW

Brilliant and Transformative – The Many Moods of LIGHT
Paula Martinez Nobles
NOMA201919
9:45AM – 10:45AM
1 HSW

The Legacy Project: Urbanization, Sustainable Design and Architecture in Accra, Ghana
Amma Asamoah
NOMA201923
9:45AM – 10:45AM
1 HSW

Connectic
Sophia Tarkhan
NOMA201909
11:00AM – 12:00PM
1 HSW

Global Grassroots
Danei Cesario
NOMA201908
11:00AM – 12:30PM
1.5 LU
Hollywood’s Architect: Paul Williams Documentary
Royal Rogers
NOMA2019106
11:00AM – 12:30PM
1 LU

The Road to Individual Professional Honors
Kathryn Tyler Prigmore
NOMA201942
11:00AM – 12:30PM
1.5 LU

Unanswered, Unaddressed and Undisclosed: Elevating the Visibility of Women of Color in Architecture
Dawn Hicks
NOMA201934
11:00AM – 12:30PM
1.5 LU

Practice Management Workshop – Leveraging Use of Technology and the Business of Architecture
Mark Barksdale
NOMA201994
11:00AM – 12:30PM
1.5 HSW

US State Department
NOMA2019103
2:00PM – 3:00PM
1 LU

Queen Don’t Be Afraid to Rule Like a King
NOMA2019101
2:00PM – 3:00PM
1 LU

Designing the Future: The Multi-media Dimension
Pico Velasquez
NOMA201916
2:00PM – 3:00PM
1 LU

Enhancing life and safety using Artificial Intelligence
Meghana Joshi
NOMA201973
2:00PM – 3:00PM
1 HSW

Towards a Black and Queer Architecture
Chris Daemmrich
NOMA201976
2:00PM – 3:00PM
1 HSW

Praxis and the Academy: Gaining Reputation and Representation Through Teaching, Publishing, and Practice
Coleman Jordan
NOMA2019104
2:00PM – 3:00PM
1 LU


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