On April 21, 2018 the Nashville Charter Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) was approved.
In concordance with the purpose of NOMA National, the mission of the Nashville Chapter (NOMAnash) is to foster communication and fellowship among minority architects through educational, social, and charitable programs and projects; to encourage collaboration of existing and proposed local minority architectural groups; to fight discrimination and other selection policies being used by public and private sector clients to unfairly restrict minority architects’ participation in design and construction; to act as a clearinghouse for information and to maintain a roster on practitioners; to encourage the establishment of coalitions of member firms and individuals to form professional relationships; to be an effective source of motivation and inspiration for minority youth and maintain an active role in the education of new architects; to promote the design and development of living, working, and recreational environments of the highest quality for all people; to create, encourage, and maintain relationships with other professionals and technicians whose work affects the physical and social environment; and to work with local, state, and national governments on issues affecting the physical development of neighborhoods and communities.
The chapter officers elected on 10/24/17 are listed below:
President – Valarie Franklin, AIA
Vice-President – Brian Tibbs, AIA
Secretary – Mona Hodge
Treasurer – Asia Dixon Allen, AIA
Parliamentarian – Derek Howard, AIA