The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) mission is to champion diversity within the design professions by promoting the excellence, community engagement, and professional development of its members.​

NOMA PGH exists to advance professional equity, through building relationships, promoting and supporting minority architects, and inspiring youth.

A Message from the President
Victoria Acevedo
For the last six years, I have been so fortunate to have followed and trusted the leadership of NOMA PGH presidents before me. From Bill Bates (2014-2016), to Gerrod Winston (2017-2018), and from our latest president Alicia Volcy (2019-2020), each of these esteemed leaders gave our chapter different aspects of themselves in fellowship, mentorship, and leadership. Each being influential and impactful in their own way, and each building up the chapter we are today. And it is with this knowledge, insights, and support in hand and heart, I am excited to continue their excellence in becoming the President of NOMA PGH for the years 2021-2022. I, with the unwavering support of our chapter’s executive board and members, am dedicated to uplifting this mighty NOMA chapter and for the continuation of our chapter’s mission to “champion diversity with the design professions by promoting the excellence, community engagement, and professional development of our members”.
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Member Highlights

2020 40 Under 40 Honoree: Robert Tuñón | Pittsburgh Magazine

Robert Tuñón is an Associate and Architect for Rothschild Doyno Collaborative. Congratulations on being selected for Pittsburgh’s 40 Under 40! Source: Pittsburgh Magazine

Alicia Volcy named one of USGBC’s October sheroes | U.S. Green Building Council

“One of the most courageous things I’ve had to do was to push past beyond my fear and make the decision to start my own woman-led organization where I can be a catalyst in shifting the way that we approach neighborhood revitalization,” she says about being courageous in her profession. Read more via the source […]

Bill Bates, AIA, Reflects on Whitney Young Jr’s Speech to the AIA

Video credit: Communities by Design via YouTube.

Alicia Volcy talks to ARCHITECT MAGAZINE about What Real Action Toward Achieving an Equitable Profession Looks Like (via Architect)

ARCHITECT asked a dozen designers of color to share what would convince them that the recent calls and vows to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in the AEC sector would lead to meaningful, lasting change. Read more via source. Source: Architect

Project Pipeline Recap: What Project Pipeline Means to Our Volunteers

We are so pleased to have hosted our 2-day Project Pipeline Architecture Camp this summer for the second time! The camp was a huge success and the students really enjoyed themselves and learned a lot; but we couldn’t have done it without our volunteers. We were able to talk with some of our Platinum and […]

Victoria Acevedo, Pittsburgh Business Times 30 Under 30 Recipient

Victoria Acevedo has been designated as one of Pittsburgh’s 30 Under 30. Read more via the source below. Source: Pittsburgh Business Times

AIA Build Pittsburgh 2020 Recap

NOMAPGH focuses on highlighting its members who advance professional equity, promote and support minority architects, and inspire youth. Thanks to Michael Larche for attending Build PGH and being willing to share his experiences and highlight some of our members along the way! ABOUT THE EVENT AIA Pittsburgh’s annual continuing education conference and exhibitor show, brings […]

10 Emerging Leaders and Advocates in Pittsburgh Architecture (via AIA Pittsburgh)

Safiya J. A. Hodari, AIA on-site at the Fort Wayne VA Medical Center. Image: Megan Carleton. Pittsburgh relies on many different partners, advocates, and allies to build more sustainable, diverse, and vibrant communities. This March for Women’s History Month, AIA Pittsburgh and Point Line Projects Source: AIA Pittsburgh

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50th Annual NOMA I Conference & Exposition | October 20-23, 2021