The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) is accepting submissions for the Phil Freelon Professional Design Awards until September 20.
NOMA has renamed the decades-old design awards in honor of Phil Freelon, recognized as one of the most influential African American architects. Freelon passed away on July 9.
“As an organization recognizing minority architects’ successes, challenges, and triumphs, there is no more fitting person to name our professional design awards after,” said NOMA president, Kimberly Dowdell, NOMA, AIA. “From the start of his career until the end, Phil Freelon was an inspiration to all. The awards, now in his name, will honor the greatest achievements in architectural design each year and remind us to always strive for excellence.”
Award submissions must be made by registered architects who are current NOMA members. Entries may include new construction, rehabilitation, restorations, additions, adaptive reuse, or conceptual work in the following award categories: built work, unbuilt work, vision, historic preservation, restoration and renovation, and small projects.
The awards will be presented at the 47th annual NOMA conference in October in Brooklyn, New York.