First Place Winners 2022 Tuskegee University - Selah

Second Place 2022: Cornell - Harmonic Counterpoint

Third Place 2022: Woodbury - A Bridge In A Song

Over 40+ Schools Competed in 2022 - Past Participating schools include:

Auburn University 
Cal Poly SLO 
California Baptist University 
College of the Canyons 
Cornell University 
East Los Angeles College 
El Camino College 
Florida International University 
Illinois Institute of Technology 
Iowa State University 
Kent State University 
North Dakota State University 
Oklahoma State University 
Pennsylvania State University 
Santa Monica College
Savannah College Of Art And Design 
School of the Art Institute of Chicago 
Southern California Institute of Architecture 
Syracuse University
Tuskegee University 
University of British Columbia 
University of Florida 
University of Kansas 
University of Oklahoma 
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 
Washington University in St Louis 
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Woodbury University 

Student Focused Sessions - 2023 Conference

8 Ways to Design for Disabled Joy (COMING SOON) 
AIA | NOMA Leadership Panel: Our Pathway Ahead (PRERECORDED) 
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Legacy Project9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Badge Pickup & Check-In11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Mini MBA: Mastering the Business of Architecture!2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, October 12, 2023
Badge Pickup & Check-In7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Portland Japanese Garden Expansion: Bridging a Complex Cultural Landscape9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
The Embrace Memorial: Designing for Justice9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Small Firm Strategies for Large Projects9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
When Will Equity Really Be Equity for Women in Design?9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Artificial Intelligence Answers for Architects9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Students: Conference Kick-Off9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Early Design Public Health and Well-Being Risk Assessment10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Preserving a Legacy: Restoring the Home of Architect Paul R. Williams, FAIA10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Equitable Language: Specifications to Make More Just Construction10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Workforce Housing Initiative10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Community Impact in Action10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
BGL Student Design Competition Round 1 - Room 211:00 AM - 4:15 PM
BGL Student Design Competition Round 1 - Room 111:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Chapter Leaders Meeting (Professionals Only)11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Paradise Valley & Black Bottom: Erasing History / Re-Writing the Future1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Shared History: The Exploration of Enslavement and Education1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
I’m a professional now… what’s next?1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
From CRT to CLT: A Critical Race Theory Approach to Designing for Equity, Sustainability and Justice1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Architecture follows culture, which means architecture can only be as antiracist as our culture is.1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Equitable Student Engagement and the Creation of Student-Centered Space2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Albina Rising: Community-Led Efforts to Restore the Historic Albina District2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Out in Architecture: Witnessing LGBTQIA+ Joy to Build Just Futures2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Success in Succession2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
National Juneteenth Museum Concept Design2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Keynote - Just Praxis, Joyful Learning4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Host Chapter Party6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, October 13, 2023
Morning Pilates Flow with Pilates Architect6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
Breakfast/Coffee7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Badge Pickup & Check-In7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
NOMA Member Business Session8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
BGL Student Design Competition Round 28:00 AM - 11:45 AM
TOUR: Portland Japanese Garden8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
TOUR: Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Reclaiming the Hill Block: The Williams & Russell Project9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Gender Equitable Design in Puerto Rico : Creating a Balance in Communal Space9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Collaborative Design Processes for School Construction & Renovation in Baltimore City Public Schools9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Empower Design Capacity and Mitigate Heat Island Impacts9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
La Esperanza es lo que nos Une: Designing a Community Center That Unites9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
TOUR: PAE Living Building10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Holistic Design for Trauma Informed Communities10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
DEI Leadership Network: A Progress Accelerator for the AEC Industry10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Being a Small Firm Principal/Sole Practitioner – This Is How We Do It!10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
DMUxNOMA | How to Co-Create Advocacy Campaigns10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
TOUR: Nike HQ: Serena Williams Building11:00 AM - 3:45 PM
NOMA Foundation Meeting (Closed Meeting)12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Preserving the Culture1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Ambiguous Loss: Designing to Advance Racial Healing at Portland's Lone Fir Cemetery1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
The Bridge is Already There: Utilizing strategic partnerships to fulfill your mission.1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Pipeline to Practice1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Who Makes the Decisions Here? Navigating Trust & Power in the Design Process1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Portfolio Design: How to Get Hired Without Saying a Word1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
BGL Student Design Competition - Judging1:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Making an Impression: Discussing Networking and Mentorship for Young Professionals2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Not Clear About Registration? Bewildered? : Eliminate the Background Noise!2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Grad School - is this for me or not?2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Demystifying the workplace: Preparing for success as you join a new firm2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
NOMA NW Call-to-Action - Creating Meaningful Change in our Industry2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
The Future of Black Preservation, Art, and Justice in Oregon2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Decolonizing Pacific Northwest Architecture2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Student Headshots in the AIA Lounge4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
NOMA Awards - Cocktail Hour6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
NOMA Awards - Banquet7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 14, 2023
Saturday Morning Run w/ Deadstock Run Club6:30 AM - 7:45 AM
Badge Pickup & Check-In7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Keynote - Neo Griots- Storytelling through Practice9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Grad Fair & Expo10:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Demystifying the Path toward Architectural Licensure10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
The Resiliency and Rebirth of a Baltimore Warehouse10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Riding the Vortex: women at the helm10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
In Community - A Conversation by Community Design Advocates10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
TOUR: Albina Vision Trust10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
TOUR: The AfroVillage PDX Movement: Empowering Futures for Black, Brown and Unrecognized Communities10:45 AM - 12:45 PM
NOMAC Meeting (Closed Meeting)12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
TOUR: Oregon Elks Children's Eye Clinic12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Caribbean Futures 2023: A Convening of Design Scholars, Practitioners and Students1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Aqui Estamos: Afrolatinx in Architecture1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Bridging the Divide: Building Confidence in Mass Timber with Owners and Consultants1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
From School Culture to Work Culture - How to successfully transition into the WorkForce1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Designing for Equity: A Case Study by HOK1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Preparing the Ground: Restorative Justice on Portland's Interstate 52:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Architects in University Leadership for Design and Construction2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
The AfroVillage PDX Movement: Empowering Futures for Black, Brown and Unrecognized Communities2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Gensler Student Design Exchange Hackathon2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
NOMA Future Faces Fellowship2:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Bro's Arts Ball - Sneaker Ball7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 15, 2023
NOMA Outdoor Hike8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
NOMA Professionals vs. Students Basketball Game10:00 AM - 12:00 PM




October 11 -  15, 2023

Hilton Portland Downtown

921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204





Over 50 sessions of premiere seminars, workshops & premiere keynotes present opportunities for CEUs, discussion, and education on relevant topics and projects across three days. Dynamic and engaging keynotes present on emerging trends and topics in the AEC fields.




Over 10 sessions of premiere seminars, workshops & premiere keynotes present opportunities for CEUs, discussion, and education on relevant topics and projects across three days.