Steve Cromity Jr. Assoc. AIA, MPA & Michael Spain, PhilaNOMA Past President, had the honor of representing PhilaNOMA at the 2018 MLK Day of Service hosted by ACE Mentor Program and GBCA to participate in the planter building at the Francis J Myers Recreation Center .
" Working with my fellow past president Mike’s Spain, we successfully built a 5 x 4 elevated wood planter with the help of other volunteers and our designated Carpenter. It was nice to donate a little bit of my time and sharpen some of my carpentry skills. Always a pleasure to be of service and to represent PhilaNOMA." Steve Cromity Jr.
Philadelphia National Organization of Minority Architects would like to congratulate Richard Vilabrera Jr. Assoc AIA NOMA on his election as Associate Director of AIA Philadelphia.
Richard Vilabrera Jr, Assoc. AIA NOMA, is a Brooklyn native who moved to Philadelphia to obtain his Bachelor of Architecture from Philadelphia University. Currently, he is a designer for Stokes Architecture, LLC.
Richard is a designer who is invested in the how and why of research-based architecture using modern day technology to explore the future of architecture. To further that ideology, Richard is a SketchUp Certified Content Developer to allow appropriate research methods to be translated cleanly in the digital realm.
He is currently the Competitions Chair for PEA (Philadelphia Emerging Architects) which just concluded a successful 2017 PEA Window Competition.
In addition, Richard conveys his love and understanding of architecture to future generations of budding architects by investing his time in being a mentor for the ACE Mentor Program and currently serving at the NOMAS Representative to the PhilaNOMA Executive Board.
"By serving on the Board of Directors as Assoc. AIA Director I’m looking to be a voice for the emerging/young professionals and beyond. I want to champion for more diversity and pipeline to the younger generation of what an architect is. Being a recent grad (Class of ’16) I hope to channel the voice of students as well who are looking to enter the profession.”
The 2018 AIA Philadelphia Board Induction took place on January 11th at the Anthenaeum of Philadelphia marking the beginning of Karen Blanchard, AIA, Principal of SITIO and longtime friend of PhilaNOMA as AIA Philadelphia President and the renewal of PhilaNOMA President Tya Winn SEED NOMA as AIA Philadelphia Public Member.
Congratulations to all newly elected AIA Philadelphia Board of Directors and specially Richard Vilabrera Jr. !
Credits: Pictures taken at AIA Induction Ceremony http://www.sitioau.com/news/2018/1/12/sitios-karen-blanchard-inducted-as-2018-aia-philadelphia-president
Welcome to 2018!
PhilaNOMA is kicking off the New Year on January 15, 2018 with 2018 MLK DAY OF SERVICE PROJECT hosted by ACE Mentor Program & GBCA. We encourage all members to sign up for this service opportunity. Please read the information below carefully and register.
2018 MLK DAY OF SERVICE PROJECT
MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018
Francis J Myers Recreation Center | 5800 Kingsessing Ave Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143
On Monday, January 15, 2018, from 9:00am – 3:00 pm, Partners General Building Contractors Association (GBCA) and ACE Mentor Program of Eastern PA will bring professionals from Clemens Construction Company and the ACE volunteer network of students and mentors together for a Martin Luther King Day service project designed to enhance the new local community garden in advance of the community’s large renovation project at Cecil Street Gardens – located at 5730-40 Kingsessing Ave. (Cecil St. & Kingsessing Ave.)
Together, the students and volunteers will build elevated garden planters that will enhance the quality of life for the residents in the Kingsessing section of Philadelphia. The planters with be incorporated into a local garden where the community can learn about, grow, and gain access to fresh and healthy food. The Myers Recreation Center is available for assembly and construction of the planters – as well as for use of restrooms and refreshments.
PROPOSED PROJECT |(4) ELEVATED GARDEN BEDS
The elevated garden beds will be approx. 4′ 4″ wide X 3′ 4″ deep x 36″ high. The planting bed measures 22″ high on the outside, with about 20″ of planting depth on the inside. The garden beds will be elevated for drainage and to ensure user comfort for senior citizens.
TIFFANY MILLNER, AIA, NOMA | AFFILIATE DIRECTOR
36 SOUTH 18TH STREET
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103
firstname.lastname@example.org | (215) 820-8929
The post was originally published by ACE Mentor Programs. All pictures, text and link are properties of ACE.
Credits: Photos & text by Tiffany Millner AIA, NOMA
Your memebership for Year 2017 with The National Organization of Minority Architects expired in December 31st 2017 at 11:59 EST PM.
For current members, It is time to renew your NOMA Membership and to encourage minority architectural professionals in your network to join NOMA and support its mission if they are not yet part of it.
As a member of NOMA, you receive:
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.