The Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (PhilaNOMA) was formed in 1993 to provide a voice for Design Professionals who previously had little say in the development of Philadelphia Communities. We are committed to enhancing the Profession of Architecture by promoting diversity in practice and by maintaining an active role in the education of Aspiring Designers.
To advance the cause, promote the development and address the concerns of minority design professionals, while working toward positive change in our professions and our communities.
SERVING THE NEXT GENERATION
CAMP Sustain.Ability is PhilaNOMA’s Project Pipeline, a summer camp program for middle school students focusing on sustainable architecture + design.
SERVING THE PROFESSION
PhilaNOMA works to provide examples of the talent and quality of minority designers by educating practitioners and the public alike to the contributions of Abele, Williams, Whitley, Stanley, Robinson, Massiah and other past and present minority architectural super-powers.
SERVING THE COMMUNITY
Every PhilaNOMA program that creates better design professionals helps to create a better community. Our tradition of service continues to expand through active participation and representation in community related organizations for positive change in our neighborhoods.