Woodbury's NOMAS Honored with Chapter of the Year and Student of the Year Awards

The Southern California chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects has awarded Woodbury’s NOMAS with its Chapter of the Year Award, with Khan Muhammad named Student of the Year. The Southern California NOMA chapter’s mission is to champion diversity within the design professions.

Eletrice Harris, Vice President of SoCal NOMA, said that, “It was our pleasure to award Khan Muhammad Student of the Year.  His commitment to the organization has been unparallared.  As the student member on the Board of Directors of our local chapter, he has led the four NOMAS student chapters to new heights, pushing for their involvement in the profession and on their respective campuses.  He was chosen for his leadership skills and exemplary work as a 3rd year student at Woodbury University, where he is also the NOMAS student chapter president.  Khan’s involvement in the organization goes even deeper, as he is the assistant director of our newly launched Architecture Bootcamp encouraging high school students to take a deeper dive into architecture and to seriously consider architecture as a career.  We can’t say enough about our 2019 Student of the year Khan Muhammad.”

Kahn is one of the chapter members recognized this year, alongside Eletrice Harris & Matthew Trotter, Sponsor Stantec, as well as Genelle Brooks, Candace Luckett and Lance Collins for outstanding chapter contributions. Eletrice Harris went on to touch on the Chapter Award, stating that, “It is with great pleasure to award Woodbury University with the 2019 SoCal NOMA Chapter of the Year Award. As the SoCal NOMA Vice President, I’ve seen tremendous growth and perseverance in the caliber of work exhibited in this young chapter’s existence. Members of Woodbury University’s NOMAS student chapter have inspired the launch of two new SoCal NOMA students chapters in the Fall of 2020. With the continued support of the students and the University, we’re expecting to see great things coming from Woodbury University NOMAS in the future.”

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. The National Organization of Minority Architects has been organized to foster communications and fellowship among minority architects, forming a federation of existing and proposed local minority architectural groups to fight discrimination and other selection policies being used by public and private sector clients to unfairly restrict minority architects’ participation in design and construction. The work to act as a clearing house for information and maintain a roster on practitioners, promoting the design and development of living, working, and recreational environments of the highest quality.

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