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SAY IT LOUD: Distinguished Black Designers of NYCOBA | NOMA

January 26 - April 1, 2017  

Center for Architecture 
536 Laguardia Place 
New York, NY 10012

The approximately 2,090 licensed African American architects in the United States represent only 2 percent of the total population of the country’s licensed architects. Moreover, the achievements of these individuals are seldom recognized. Over the past two years, NYCOBA | NOMA’s Membership Highlight Initiative has put the spotlight on architects and allied professionals of color, as well as their impacts on the architecture and design fields and the community at large.

SAY IT LOUD: Distinguished Black Designers of NYCOBA | NOMA will feature these highlighted members, along with winners of the Jumaane Omar Stewart Award for New York City high school students and the NYCOBA | NOMA Diversity in the School of Architecture Award. The exhibition will feature projects by the 20 designers, as well as quotes and video interviews on their experiences in the architecture and design professions. Featured professionals include Mark Gardner, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP, Principal, Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects; Yolande Daniels, NOMA, Co-founding Design Principal, studioSUMO; and Roberta Washington, FAIA, NOMA, Principal, Roberta Washington Architects, who will also contribute a timeline of the history of black architects in New York.


Curator: Pascale Sablan, AIA, NOMA, LEED 

Design: Manuel Miranda Practice

This exhibition was made by possible by the generous support of the following sponsor:



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