The New Jersey Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) will hold it’s inaugural Brown+Hale Awards this fall honoring minority architects and advocates for the profession who exemplify the mission and goals of NOMA.
The awards ceremony itself honors the architecture firm, Brown and Hale. William M. Brown, Jr., co-founder of Brown and Hale Architects, the City of Newark’s first African-American architectural firm, known for their designs of the 13th Avenue School, Bethany Baptist Church, and St. Luke AME Church. Brown served as president of the New Jersey Society of Architects of the American Institute of Architects in 1986.
The theme for the inaugural awards banquet is “Unbounded: The Convergence of a Legacy.” Modeled after the national convention theme, it looks at the legacy of minority architects in New Jersey and their impact on the profession today.
Honorees, date of event and location will be announced at a later date.
NJNOMA is a non-profit professional design association aimed at promoting the work, contributions, and participation of minorities in the fields of design and architecture. Through our professional and educational programming, we hope to encourage dialogues and policy that will enact a larger move towards greater diversity and inclusion in the profession. William Moses, Assoc. AIA serves as the 2017 Chapter President.