Opportunities

Volunteer

  • Professional Registered Architects: $320

  • Architectural Interns & Associates: $200

  • Allied Professionals: $315

  • Students of Architecture: $85

    (Late fee for membership renewal after January 15th)

Advocate

  • Professional Registered Architects: $320

  • Architectural Interns & Associates: $200

  • Allied Professionals: $315

  • Students of Architecture: $85

    (Late fee for membership renewal after January 15th)

Collegiate

Access to extensive network of minority architects and designers; local chapter events; annual national conferences.

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Why AoA NOMA MSP ?

  • Providing insight on issues related to race that are still prominent within our profession
  • Fostering communication, mentorship and fellowship among minority design professionals and design affiliated professions
  • Offering discussion forums on topics such as minority employee retention
  • Promoting diversity that reflects the Twin Cities demographics, helping to align our profession and the perceived value of our profession with the values and expectations of the Twin Cities communities
  • Creating potential opportunities for strategic partnerships with other professional organizations, including AIA, and ASLA, both locally and nationally
  • Encouraging the establishment of coalitions of member firms and individuals to form affiliate member / sponsor and joint venture relationships
  • Working with local, state, and national governments on issues affecting the physical development of neighborhoods and communities
  • Providing visible role models for children and youth interested in architecture and design related professions and serving as a source of motivation and inspiration
  • Recruiting and retaining talent through peer mentoring

Who are our members?

Members are Architects, Engineers, Interior Designers, Planners, Contractors and Design Students. While anyone can be a member of NOMA, this organization focuses on supporting design professionals of color.

List of Benefits

Aims and Objectives

  • Foster communications and fellowship among minority architects;
  • Form a federation of existing and proposed local minority architectural groups;
  • Fight Discrimination and other selection policies being used by public and private sector clients to unfairly restrict minority architects’ participation in design and construction;
  • Act as a clearing house for information and maintain a roster on practitioners;
  • Promote the design and development of living, working, and recreational environments of the highest quality;
  • Create and maintain relationships with other professionals and technicians whose work affects the physical and social environment;
  • Encourage the establishment of coalitions of member firms and individuals to form associate and joint venture relationships;
  • Speak with a common voice on public policy;
  • Work with local, state, and national governments on issues affecting the physical development of neighborhoods and communities;
  • Be an effective source of motivation and inspiration for minority youth.

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