SoCal NOMA Summer Camp Goes Virtual

The Southern California Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (SoCal NOMA) is hosting the 11th annual SoCal NOMA Architecture Summer Camp. In consideration of the health and safety of members, students, and communities during the international pandemic, the team developed this year’s program as a virtual interactive experience. Woodbury School of Architecture is proud to sponsor this year’s summer camp. For more than a decade, Socal NOMA has introduced hundreds of young minds to architecture and engineering, influencing several students to pursue a career in design.

This year, the SoCal NOMA Architecture Summer Camp includes a curriculum of live sessions, pre-recorded lessons, virtual tours, and small group forums all hosted online over three Saturdays (July 11, 18, 25th) this summer. Woodbury student and NOMAS chapter president Khan Muhammad is helping lead this year’s camp. Earlier this year, Eletrice Harris, Vice President of SoCal NOMA, said that, “Khan’s 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.”

The National Origination of Minority Architects’ mission is to champion diversity in the architectural industry and drive young designers to choose the design trades as a career path. The camp is part of NOMA National’s Project Pipeline initiative, developed to increase the representation of minority professionals in the field of architecture. The Project Pipeline camps were created to equip, empower, and educate youth through architectural design and allied fields.

Students and their families are encouraged to contact SoCal NOMA directly for more information. Students can register online at www.socalnoma.org/campoverview.



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