Our Project Pipeline Programming is designed to provide educational and mentoring opportunities for minority students as they matriculate through grade school, college, and the process of becoming licensed architects upon graduation.

We currently facilitate education programs for youth in Kindergarten to 8th grade through our annual architecture camp and design workshops. Providing students with exposure to architecture at a young age gives each child an opportunity to discover their artistic and technical passions early in their educational development. Students, parents, teachers, and counselors can then place students in classes that will build on the student’s interest in architecture and design.

As our older students enter college, we provide mentoring opportunities and job shadow experiences to give students a chance to walk a day in the shoes of an architect. We also encourage college students to join or even start a NOMAS student chapter at their respective colleges and universities.

After college, we support emerging professionals through the Architectural Registration Exams by providing access to study materials, mentoring and study cohort groups.

None of the work that we do would be possible without the help of our local sponsors, community partners and non-profits which all assist with the financial and educational resources that support our students and aspiring professionals.

Project Pipeline Architecture Camp

The National Organization of Minority Architects has created a summer STEM program entitled, Project Pipeline Architectural Summer Camp. Project Pipeline serves, in part, as NOMA’s solution to increasing the number of underrepresented minorities pursuing careers in architecture.
In 2018, NOMA PGH hosted the first Project Pipeline Architecture Camp in Pittsburgh for 6th – 8th graders. In 2019, we expanding the camp and opened registration to middle AND high schoolers!


This year, NOMA PGH will be posting a series of video lessons and at-home exercises every Monday to educate youth about the concepts of design as an introduction to the profession of architecture. By utilizing various virtual and social media platforms, we hope to continue the Project Pipeline Camp learning experience this summer in a new, engaging, and fun way!

Follow NOMA PGH on Youtube, Instagram, and Facebook  to get updates on video uploads and use our mini summer series hashtags #NOMAPGH and #ProjectPipelineMiniSeries to stay connected and visible!

Check out our most recent video upload below on Architectural Sketching!


To learn more about the impacts that our camps are making, take a look at the highlight video from Project Pipeline Architecture Camp 2018.

We provide an introduction to design for students and enhance their understanding of design over the 2-Day Camp through projects and activities.
Model Building
Each student will engage in the model making process which is taught by industry professionals.
Students will be given the opportunity to use design to address community focused issues.



Every winter for the past two years to keep the momentum of the summer camp going, NOMAPGH has provided a supplement camp that consists of mini workshops during a weekend in December. Stay tuned for this years winter workshop.

Photo Credit: Volcy Photography LLC.



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