National Organization of Minority Architects Students
National Organization of Minority Architects Students (NOMAS) is the student group under the leadership of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), and is designed to expose architecture students of color to the history, culture, and practice of professional architects of color. An annual NOMA conference is held which gives students an opportunity to attend workshops, learn more about the impact of current issues in architecture on people of color, and meet and network with professional architects of color. Students raise funds to attend the conference and participate in the student design competition.
In 2009, the Cornell NOMA chapter placed fourth in the NOMA student design competition at their conference in St. Louis, and in 2008 the Cornell NOMA chapter won first place in the NOMA student design competition in Washington, DC.
For more information on the Cornell student chapter of NOMAS, contact Andrea Kiely, assistant director of admissions and academic services.