Events, People

SOM Participates in 2018 National Organization of Minority Architects Conference in Chicago

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On October 17th through October 20th, 2018, SOM will participate in NOMA Unbounded, the annual conference of the National Organization of Minority Architects. Described as a "conference without walls," this year's symposium takes place at various venues in Chicago including the Palmer House, the Chicago Architecture Center, and the International Interior Design Association. The event brings together architects, urban designers, community activists, and design students to discuss issues of inclusivity in architecture, mentoring and leadership by underrepresented groups, and design achievements in the past year.

Staff from across several SOM offices will present at the conference. On Thursday, Ingedia Sanchez will give a workshop titled "Perspectives of Enclosure Development." On Friday, Lisa Pascual will lead virtual reality demos at the NOMA Expo & College Grad Fair. On Saturday, Tiara Hughes will present "Beyond Vortex: Engaging, Mentoring, and Supporting Black Women on their Path," while Ellen Abraham will present "Power to the People: Translating Resilience through Culture." Finally, Brian Lee and Dawveed Scully will judge student designs for mixed-use transit oriented development for the South Side Chicago neighborhood of Woodlawn, where SOM has worked with local residents to create a community plan.

NOMA Unbounded 2018

Perspectives of Enclosure Development

Ingedia Sanchez

October 18, 2018
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

213 S. LaSalle Street, #600
Chicago, Illinois

Expo & College Grad Fair

Lisa Pascual

October 19, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

17 E. Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois

Power to the People: Translating Resilience through Culture

Ellen Abraham

October 20, 2018
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

bKL Architecture
225 N. Columbus Drive, Suite 100
Chicago, Illinois

Beyond Vortex: Engaging, Mentoring, and Supporting Black Women on their Path

Tiara Hughes

October 20, 2018
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

International Interior Design Association
111 E. Upper Wacker Drive, Suite 222
Chicago, Illinois

Student Design Competition

Brian Lee and Dawveed Scully, judges

October 20, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Chicago Architecture Center
111 E. Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois

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