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The approximately 2,090 licensed African American architects in the United States represent only 2 percent of the total population of the country’s licensed architects. Moreover, the achievements of these individuals are seldom the subject of wide acclaim. Over the past two years, NYCOBA | NOMA has established the Membership Highlight Initiative to provide a spotlight on architects and allied professionals of color, as well as their impacts on the architecture and design fields and the community at large.
SAY IT LOUD: Distinguished Black Designers of NYCOBA | NOMA will feature these highlighted members, along with winners of the NYCOBA | NOMA Jumaane Omar Stewart Award and the Diversity Award. The exhibition will feature projects by the 20 designers, as well as quotes and video interviews on their experiences in the architecture and design professions.
Featured professionals include Mark Gardner, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP, Principal, Jacklitsch/Gardner Architects; Yolande Daniels, Co-founding Design Principal, studio SUMO; and Roberta Washington, FAIA, NOMA, Principal, Roberta Washington Architects, who will also be contributing a timeline of history of black architects in New York.
Curator: Pascale Sablan, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP; Design: Manuel Miranda Practice