The Barbara G. Laurie Student Design Competition – 2020 NOMA Conference

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The Barbara G. Laurie Student Design Competition is one of the highlights of the NOMA conference for both student and professional members. Originating nearly 20 years ago with just 3 schools, the competition today features the work of 40 NOMAS chapters from across the country participating in a two-day competition. In this year’s event, design teams must develop a program for a sustainable, community-owned, mixed-use development entitled the ‘Black Cultural Zone Resilience Co-Hub’, with an emphasis on net-positive design strategies and a culturally responsive development. All new and existing NOMAS chapters are eligible to compete. To receive access to the competition brief, contact your regional University Liaison.


The 2019 Participants: Schools from Coast to Coast (award winners shown in bold)
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Auburn University
Ball State University
California Baptist University
California Polytechnic State U at San Louis Obispo
Carnegie Mellon University
City College of New York (CCNY)
Clemson University
Cornell University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Howard University
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
Iowa State University
Kansas State University
Kean University
Kennesaw State University
Kent State University
Lawrence Technological University(LTU)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Morgan State University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
North Dakota State University (NDSU)
Penn State University
Prairie View A&M
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
School of the Arts Inst. of Chicago (SAIC)
State University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Syracuse University
Tulane University
Tuskegee University
University of British Columbia
University of Florida
University of Houston
University of Oklahoma (OU)
University of Southern California
University of the District of Columbia
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Washington University at St. Louis
Woodbury University

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