Thursday, December 22

The Sights and Sounds of Detroit

Get ready, 'cause here we come! NOMA-Detroit presented this video in Atlanta as it was announced that we would be hosting the 40th NOMA National Conference. Experience the history and vitality of Detroit.

Wednesday, December 21

Saundra Little, CEO of Centric Design Studio and 2011 NOMA Detroit president, was name Entrepreneur of the Month for December at TechTown in Detroit. Congratulations, Saundra and CDS!

Tuesday, November 29

NOMA Detroit Holiday Party 2011

NOMA Detroit Holiday Party
please join us as we celebrate the season
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The Westin Book Cadillac Hotel
Motor Bar - Second Floor off the Hotel Lobby
1114 Washington Boulevard 
Detroit, MI 48226

Free Admission + Complementary Hors D’oeuvers
Sponsored by Centric Design Studio (
Cash Bar and Cash Full Menu Available

NOMA Detroit is happy to announce that the Detroit chapter has been selected as the host of the 40th Annual National Organization of Minority Architects Conference in October 18-20, 2012 at The Westin Book Cadillac Hotel!!
Come out and Sign up for a Conference Planning Committee:
View the NOMA 2012 Conference video
50/ 50 Raffle
RSVP by Dec 9, 2011 to

Monday, November 28

Battle of the Bricks Student Competition

Recognizing the need to build awareness within communities of color about the career and life opportunities possible in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, Aaron Dworkin has founded the Battle of the Bricks competition for Black and Latino students. The competition challenges students eight to 17 to solve real world problems by creating unique designs out of LEGO(R) bricks.

The organization's website says with Battle of the Bricks (, "we are working to launch the first-of-its-kind national competitive initiative incorporating engineering, design, architecture and other scientific principles for young Black and Hispanic students, which will showcase and cultivate the talents of the top young students who represent the future in the fields of science and math. Overall, we want to inspire and nurture curiosity and core scientific skill-sets in those who are most underrepresented in our country's science professions."

Dworkin also founded the successful Sphinx organization, which promotes participation in classical music among Blacks and Latinos. He is also a member of the National Council on the Arts and a member of the Obama National Arts Policy Committee

Back to the Bricks is sponsored by LEGO Education, Ford Motor Company, College for Creative Studies, Cranbrook Academy of Art, and the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Students can apply to participate at through December 9, 2011.

Wednesday, August 31

AIA Michigan Design Retreat

Date: Friday, September 16, 2011
(All day or non-timed event)

Location: Camp Hayo-Went-Ha (map) (weather)

Category: 01 AIA Michigan


AIA Michigan Design Retreat

Contact: Evelyn
Phone: 313-965-4100

More Info

Location Details

Camp Hayo-Went-Ha
919 N.E Torch Lake Drive
Central Lake MI 49622 US

Sunday, August 7


Contact: Chris Kaske - Express Employment

We are a staffing company in Howell Michigan looking for minortiy adminstrative help at an Architecture firm in the Flint MI area. Please let us know how we can get this information to some on your members who are looking for employment.
Chris Kaske
4286 E. Grand River Avenue
Howell, MI 48843
(517) 546-5627

Tuesday, June 28

Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3)

Grand Opening of the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3) - Launch Event!
Detroit Creative Corridor Center is preparing to unveil its collaborative workspace as part of the Creative Ventures in Residence Program.
The launch event will be both the kick off of DC3 as a physical entity, and a celebration of the creative community which already exists here in Detroit.
+Grand Opening of DC3 Acceleration Studio
+Introduction of Creatives in Residence
+Exemplary visual work by local creative practitioners
+Great Time
Tuesday July 12th, 5pm-9pm. See you there Detroit.
Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3)A.  Alfred Taubman Center at College for Creative Studies460 W. Baltimore Ave, 1 st Floor
Detroit, Michigan 48202
(313) 664-1185

Monday, February 21

NOMA 2011 Conference

39th Annual International Conference & Exposition

Conference Resources

2011 NOMA Conference Website

Tuesday, February 8

Paul Tucker

It is with great sadness that I share with you the passing of Paul Tucker, Jr. (DIT '71) and the 2010 Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient. Having battled for some time with congenital heart failure, Paul died peacefully in his sleep.

The family has requested that tributes be directed to the Paul Tucker, Jr. Endowed Scholarship at Lawrence Technological University.

Services are scheduled as follows:

Friday, February 11, 2011
5-8 p.m.
Second Baptist Church
850 Red Oak Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-3099
(734) 663-9369

Funeral Services
Saturday, February 12, 2011
10 - 11 a.m., Family Hour
11 a.m., Funeral

Monday, February 14, 2011
Great Lakes National Cemetery
4200 Belford Road
Holly, MI 48442

Howard Davis
Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations
Lawrence Tech University

Tuesday, January 25

Detroit - Mayor’s Advisory Task Force Meeting

Mayor’s Advisory Task Force Meeting
January 24, 6 p.m.
Norwest Activities Center
18100 Meyers Road
Detroit, MI 48235
Upcomming- Next Series of Public Meetings

WHY CHANGE? Most Detroiters feel strongly that we need to change, but what really happens if we don’t? What happens, for example, if we continue to lose 80,000 people in the next decade? Find out during the next round of meetings with the Detroit Works Project.
Come see what’s impacting neighborhoods across the city and give us ideas and information on what you’re already doing to make Detroit work. And, we’ll begin to give you some of the thoughts being discussed to help get us moving in the right direction – both short and long term.
If we all understand the issues and act together we can find the answers for the city.
The conversation topics will be the same for each meeting. Please join the session that’s closest and most convenient for you.

January 27, 2011, 6-8 PM
University Detroit Mercy – Student Center Ballroom
4001 W. McNichols Road

January 29, 2011, 10 AM–12 PM
Odd Fellows Hall
8701 W. Vernor Highway

January 31, 2011, 6-8 PM
1358 Abbott, 1 Blk. East of Trumbull

February 1, 2011, 6-8 PM
Focus: HOPE
1400 Oakman Blvd.

February 2, 2011, 6-8 PM
Coleman A. Young International Airport
11499 Conner Street

February 3, 2011, 6-8 PM
Brenda Scott Middle School
18440 Hoover Street

February 5, 2011, 10 AM–12 PM
American Serbian Hall
19940 Van Dyke St

February 14, 2011, 6-8 PM
Greater Marion Chapel
15120 Grand River Avenue

February 15, 2011, 6-8 PM
Greater Grace Temple
23500 W. Seven Mile Rd

February 16, 2011, 6-8 PM
NFL/YET – Boys & Girls Club – Dick & Sandy Dauch Campus
16500 Tireman Street

Space is limited. Doors will close once capacity is reached. All meetings are
public, and may be taped and photographed. For additional information contact:

Wednesday, January 19

Drinks X Design

Drinks X Design

Thursday, January 20
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Centaur Bar
2233 Park Ave.
Detroit, MI

The Detroit Creative Corridor Center is teaming up with Metro Times to bring you Drinks x Design, a new monthly happy hour event for Detroit designers to socialize, network, and share ideas, all in a fun environment at a unique Detroit bar each month.

Come help us kick off this exciting event on Thursday January 20th. Metro Times buys your first drink between 5:30-7:30.


Detroit Creative Corridor Center & Metro Times
"... the story of Detroit’s regeneration in a post industrial economy has really caught the hearts and minds across the globe – it is this interest that has inspired this photo competition and the Spirit of Detroit free exhibition in the heart of London’s West End.

WAN and Buro Happold are asking the 910,000 residents plus millions more friends, visitors and relatives to take a fresh look at that pioneering spirit and to take part in our photo competition. We are asking entrants to join the Spirit of Detroit Facebook page and to upload up to five images, that you either own or have taken and which you believe illustrate ‘The Spirit of Detroit’."

The overall winning image and two runners-up images will be included in The Spirit of Detroit photo exhibition, opening in London on February 9th 2011 in Newman St in London’s West End.

The closing date for entries is Thursday 3rd February, 2011.

See the editorial here