Students win Honorable Mention in NOMA Design Competition
The University of Michigan’s NOMAS Chapter (National Organization of Minority Architecture Students) participated in the 44th annual NOMA conference (National Organization of Minority Architects) in Los Angeles held on October 13-15, 2016. Each year, NOMA hosts a student competition. Following the conference theme of “Express Yourself,” this year’s competition called for designs for an African American Cultural Center and Museum in the historic Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The Taubman College competition entry placed in the top 5 of the 21 schools participating and received honorable mention. The design team included Jamilla Afandi, Ashish Bhandari, Bob Cousseillant, Christopher Garcia, Mikehl Hafner, Bailey Haines-Surbrook, Mieko Preston, Juan Sebastian Rojas, Sara Timberlake, and Bing Wu. Students that were able to attend the conference and present the submitted project were Jamilla Afandi, Christopher Banks, Ashish Bhandari, Sara Timberlake, and Bing Wu.
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