The Virginia chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (VANOMA) has secured its charter from the national NOMA organization!

Students from the state of Virginia were invited by VANOMA to participate in the national Project Pipeline event, our signature national program held over an 8 day period in a virtual format. Middle school and high school “campers” design a community based project which has drawings and a model as its deliverables. Students must then present their concept, drawings and model to the other campers and mentors using Zoom. VANOMA paid the campers’ fees thanks In part to a contribution from VIrginia AIA.

VANOMA is also communicating with our student (NOMAS) chapters at UVA, Hampton U. and VA Tech. As a show of support, members of VANOMA will participate in the convocation at UVA this fall and host Meet and Greets with the NOMAS chapters at each university. Members of the NOMAS chapters are invited to attend VANOMA virtual meetings.

Yours truly,

Kenneth Martin, Emeritus AIA, NOMAC