The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Dallas/Ft. Worth chapter’s mission is to champion diversity within the design professions by promoting the excellence, community engagement, and professional development of its members.
DFW NOMA seeks to cultivate and foster growth among minority architects, interns, and related disciplines within the Dallas – Ft. Worth Metroplex. The aspiration is that DFW NOMA will support diversity, inspire our youth, create networking opportunities, and advocate for minorities in the architecture, construction, and design community.
Membership in DFW NOMA is open to all qualified individuals irrespective of race, creed, gender or nationality.
DFW NOMA Chapter History
In 1989, Dallas area minorities interested in networking with other like architectural professionals began meeting over lunch. When the group grew large enough, they formalized into a National Organization of Minority Architects Chapter. DFW NOMA continues to grow and now includes Fort Worth and allied industry professionals.
The DFW NOMA Membership Committee is responsible for the development of programs to sustain and increase the membership of the chapter. This committee works under the leadership of the Membership Chair in concert with the Programming/Planning committee.
Programming and Planning
The Programming and Planning Committee is responsible for the development of future projects and activities of DFW NOMA. This committee screens proposed projects and undertakes long-range planning to establish and recommend priorities that align with the chapter’s initiatives perceived to have potential impact on the profession and organizational goals.
Communications and Public Relations
The duties of the Communications and Public Relations Committee is to develop and administer marketing strategies and materials, administer the organization’s website and social media, prepare public relations announcements to mass and print media, develop and administer community outreach and youth education programs, and administer the organization’s academic scholarship program.
The Advocacy Committee is responsible tracks the local, state, and national current professional events; works with the Executive Committee to advise on necessary advocacy measures; advise and assist the local National Organization of Minority Architect Students (NOMAS) chapter’s mass and printed media communication; and works with the Communications and Public Relations Committee to administer the organization’s academic scholarship program.
Fundraising and Sponsorship
The Fundraising and Sponsorship Committee identifies sponsorship opportunities and works with the Membership, Programming and Planning, and Communications and Public Relations committees to manage and maintain the organization’s fundraising goals.
The Project Pipeline Committee develops, organizes, and administers the annual Project Pipeline program which is a nationally recognize architectural summer camp program for middle-school and high-school students.