The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) has an established two-week summer STEM program entitled Project Pipeline Architectural Summer Camp. This program aims to increase the number of underrepresented minorities, especially African-Americans, pursuing careers in architecture. The program launched the summer of 2019 at the School of Architecture with supporting funding from the Jefferson Trust and NEA in partnership with the UVa NOMA Student Chapter.
The program's goals are to take the first steps in changing institutional culture, deepening recruiting efforts, and providing multi-scalar and peer mentorship opportunities for underrepresented potential applicants, current students, faculty, and staff. Please take a moment to read the report on the the 2019 Summer Program.
The 2020 online program began in August, and started with foundational design skills and exercises guiding youth-led community designs in collaboration with the Charlottesville Public Housing Association of Residents (PHAR).
Lead: Elgin Cleckly