NOMA (the National Order of Minority Architects) Detroit is a professional architectural organization designed to be a conduit of knowledge and experience to the youth and our community.

Upcoming Events

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(313) 831-3050


Lawrence Tech University

21000 W. 10 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48075
Studio 229A - LTU Architecture School
Southfield, MI 48075
734-347-1298 - call for more details

Learn & Discover with the Exploring Post!

For 40 years our Detroit office has run an Exploring Post program that provides high school students with the opportunity to "explore" the architectural and engineering professions while participating in hands-on activities alongside professional architects and engineers within SmithGroup.

Through 14 workshop meetings at the Smith Group office (in the Guardian Building of downtown Detroit), the Exploring Post enhances participants’ enthusiasm and passion in the ACE industries (Architecture, Construction and Engineering). 

We have a remarkable program planned for this year and we would like to invite you to join us!

Please reach out to either Abi Aragon or Brittany Ewing =>

via email: or

by phone: 313.442.8376 or 313.442.8379

… if you have any questions regarding our program.

Past Events

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Keynote Lecture:

Paul Karakusevic
Thursday September 12, 2019

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall
5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202


RE: DETROIT: HOUSING **AIA Credits Available**

Friday September 13, 2019

9:00am – 6:00pm

Live Stream links (Friday Only)

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Campus

Art&Architecture Building/A. Alfred Taubman Wing Commons

2000 Bonisteel Blvd.

(Pay for parking in the back)

734-763-6518 -

Re: Housing: Detroit, a symposium held in Detroit and Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan, will convene innovators and researchers across the academy, real estate, architecture, planning, housing advocacy, and the city of Detroit in pursuit of real solutions to Detroit’s “Missing Middle” density housing.

Through panels focused on urban density, domestic arrangements, and development protocols, they will exchange current research and contemporary projects that address the design of inclusive, affordable, medium-density housing.

September is Detroit’s Month of Design

Highlights include, but not limited to:

Wednesday, Sept. 11
Multicultural Design in a Re-Emerging City hosted by Rivet

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SpaceLab Detroit, 607 Shelby Street, 7th Fl. Detroit, 48226

Thursday Sept. 12
Drinks x Design: Design Crawl hosted by Design Core Detroit

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Starts @ 1001 Woodward, Detroit, 48226

Friday Sept 13


ArcPrep, 3901 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 48201

Saturday, Sept. 14


11:00 am – 8:00 pm

(Oakland Avenue between Westminster and Owens)

9354 Oakland Ave. Detroit, 48211


Elemental hosted by Creative Relation

5:00 - 11:00pm

Arab-American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn

Critique: Stories from Detroit’s Black Women in Architecture

As part of Detroit Design 139 Inclusive Futures, Noir Design Parti will convene a panel of the city’s Black women in architecture.

Click here for more details.

WHEN: Tue, September 10, 2019 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


1001 Woodward Building

(on Woodward Avenue, near Campus Martius)

Detroit, MI 48226


Network + Showcase Your Work!

Click here to Register

Click here for the Template

SpaceLab is located at:

607 Shelby St, 9th Floor

Detroit, MI 48226

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Greetings from Detroit


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Come join us next Thursday to kick off 2019's Project Pipeline!
February 7th, at 6pm
5219 Woodward Ave

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Parlor Talk: Tiffany Brown

Detroit architectural designer Tiffany Brown, a new Knight Foundation Arts Challenge winner, is working to build a more accessible road for the next generation, through her K-12 initiative, The Urban Arts Collective

Born and raised in Detroit, Brown works for SmithGroupJJR, serves as Vice President of National Organization of Minority Architects Detroit Chapter - NOMAD, and serves on the K-12 Working Group with The American Institute of Architects. She holds a M.Arch and MBA fromLawrence Technological University, where she is also an adjunct professor.

You are invited to join us for an engaging conversation on design and inclusion.

Wednesday, January 31, at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST  Urban Consulate, 4735 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1201

Wednesday, January 31, at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Urban Consulate, 4735 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1201


We've been BUSY!

Take a look:

Detroit Project Pipeline

Day of Enrichment

Women in Architecture: Panel Discussion

Design for Social Justice: Workshop

New Year Cheer