Making a Difference
DREAMS DO COME TRUE
A HUGE THANK YOU to the San Diego Architectural Foundation for raising funds on behalf of SDNOMA for a new scholarship. This scholarship will support one BIPOC high school student's dream to pursue a career in the AEC industry. The SDAF's 44th Annual Orchids + Onions Gala raised $7,500 and we will be doing more fundraising to reach $10,000. Stay tuned!
NEWS AND EVENTS
Our latest initiatives and outreach
On Oct. 14th at the 44th annual Orchids + Onions Virtual Gala and the San Diego Architectural Foundation partnered with SDNOMA to make a real and positive change in the community. Together we are raising money to fund a scholarship to support one young design student's college dreams. The Virtual Gala brought in $7,499 and through additional fundraising we will bring the amount to $10,000. This is one of our key areas of focus here at SDNOMA, and a source of much excitement for our chapter. Get in touch with us today and see how you can lend a helping hand with this program.
BE A VIP AND LEAD A COMMITTEE!
Committees are forming now. We are looking for VIPs to rock a committee, to make a scene, to do and not follow. Become a Committee Chair for an organizational area by emailing
Finance: Accounting, operations, business planning
Development: Fundraising, donations, partnerships
Design Advocacy: Civic engagement, planning commissions, design review boards
Scholarship: Selection, administration, fundraising
Memership: Recruitment, retention, relations
SDNOMA knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. The totality of events in the first half of 2020 has laid bare the racial inequities that exist in our communities. Together, the design community can be a force of change to overcome these challenges which is why we formed a local chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA).
"We walk in outer space, but we can't walk the streets of Cicero"
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Membership is open to all who care about design, community and progress.
BECOME A NOMA MEMBER
Membership is for the calendar year Jan. 1 - Dec. 31 and is not prorated.
To launch our chapter, new members who sign up by November will receive 2 months free.
(14 months for the price of 12)
Membership is made up of both local chapter + national dues.
For example, a registered architect's dues would be $325 ($250 to NOMA National + $75 for SDNOMA).
A student's dues would be $60 ($45 to NOMA national + $15 for SDNOMA).
Intern (0-3 years) $140
Associate (3+ years) $175
Registered Architect $250
Allied Professional $250
Registered Architect $75
Allied Professional $50
FUTURE MEMBERS WRITE US HERE
Get in touch with SDNOMA to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.
WE'RE DOING THIS!
The Faces of Our Chapter
Board Member At-Large
KYNDRA TREVINO SCOTT
KAREN VALL DE RUTEN SOLDI
Board Member At-Large