UB National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS)

The 2017 NOMAS Competition team presenting their work for critique to one of our faculty advisors, Brian Carter,.

The 2017 ubNOMAS team, which placed third in the 2017 Barbara G. Laurie NOMA Annual Student Design CompetitionCompetition team, presents their work for critique to one of our faculty advisors, architecture professor Brian Carter. The ubNOMAS team placed first in the 2018 annual NOMA student design competition.

The mission of ubNOMAS is to champion diversity within the design professions by promoting the excellence, community engagement, and professional development of its members. 

The first place 2018 ubNOMAS competition team.

The first place 2018 ubNOMAS competition team.

We are UBNOMAS! We are the UB Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Northeaster division. UBNOMAS was founded in 2011 by three graduate students with avid support from the Department of Architecture and Planning. Since then, our mission has been to celebrate and appreciate underrepresented communities and provide them with the resources and opportunities to succeed. This starts with being a support system for both the graduate and undergraduate students here on our campus through professional, personal, and mental growth. We aim to build a strong chapter of design professionals whose sensibilities and interests include the promotion of urban communities, we are able to respond to the concerns that affect marginalized communities and people. Thus we develop and participate in competitions that aim to do such. As a strong community, we can build even stronger communities together!

Officers

Petreen Thomas: President
Bethany Greenaway: Vice President
Morgan Mansfield: Secretary
Stanicka Mathurin: Treasurer

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