Illinois Chapter of National Organization of Minority Architects
The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) mission is to champion diversity within the design professions by promoting the excellence, community engagement, and professional development of its members.
Fostering communications & fellowship among women and minority architects and being an effective source of motivation and inspiration for local area youth.
Fighting discrimination and other selection policies being used by public and private sector clients to unfairly restrict women and minority architects’ participation in design and construction.
Encouraging the establishment of coalitions of member firms to form positive and effective associate and joint venture relationships that encourage quality minority participation.
Working with local, state, and national governments on issues affecting the physical development of neighborhoods and Communities.
Events and Community Building
- Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
Import and Export Assistance
- Trade Education and Training
Internship Programs and Student Services
- Internship Program
- Student Training
- Leadership/Professional Development
Marketing and Sales
- Advertising/Brochure Design
- Website Development
- Formal Mentoring Programs
- Peer Mentoring
Networking and Associations
- Demographically Based
- Geographically Based
- Small Business/General
- Product Design and Development
Public Policy and Government Relations
- African-American Business
- City Business Issues
- Hispanic Business
- LGBT Business Issues
- Native-American Business
- Small Business Policy
- State Business Issues
- Women’s Business Issues
Starting a Business
- Registration, Licenses and Permits