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. This year, we are expanding the camp and opening registration to middle AND high schoolers!

During the camp students participate in a variety of interactive activities that are designed to introduce them to Architecture over a 2-Day period.

Project Pipeline Architecture Camps are taking place in more than 13 cities across the country. 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.


The Pittsburgh chapter of National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA PGH) is proud to present a wonderful winter workshop for middle and high school students following our summer architectural design camp. The session will be on the afternoon of Sunday, December 8th and will focus on architectural drawing and sketching techniques.

This year our Project Pipeline Architecture Camp welcomed a total of 53 Students from the Greater Pittsburgh area. We would like to thanks each of the parents, students, sponsors and volunteers that made our 2nd Camp a huge success!

Photo Credit: Volcy Photography LLC.

2019 Project Pipeline Sponsors

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