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About the Lecture

Join the New York Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (nycoba | NOMA), the J. Max Bond Center of City University of New York, and the AIANY Diversity & Inclusion Committee for the annual J. Max Bond Jr. Lecture. Established in 2010 as a joint collaboration, this design talk honors the memory of J. Max Bond, Jr., FAIA, NOMA, an architect, advocate, teacher, and trailblazer of his time. The Bond Lecture addresses issues that were important to Bond: equity, inclusive design, communities, and global cultures, in particular Africa (Ghana). 


This year’s the lecture will focus on J. Max Bond, Jr.’s legacy by exploring the history and journey to integrate the passion he brought for design excellence, community inclusion in the design process, and advocacy into the shaping of his particular career path.


Each speaker will bring the lens research they have conducted around Max Bond and about a particular aspect of his journey. Sanjive Vaidya focuses on his efforts to create a wellspring for talent and leadership from underrepresented communities. Karen Phillips will focus on what we can learn from efforts to bring about equity for Blacks through the business of design and real estate development, Brian Goldstien focuses on “radical practice” and the idea of architecture as a route to a more just world. Shawn Rickenbacker explores the role legacy plays in generating sustained and renewed change.

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Free to Public

Professional (All Levels)

Firm Owners



Thursday, October 14th, 2021
6:00pm - 7:30pm


Conference Info:


Registration is required in order to receive conference info.

j. max bond, jr. lecture:

the man, the legacy

Join us virtually on Thursday, October 14th, 2021

Links to recordings of presentations will be provided to registrants of the event.

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