Say It Loud: Distinguished Black Designers of NYCOBA | NOMA celebrates the creative work of black architects across the U.S. The exhibition is being held at the Center for Architecture (CFA) in Manhattan and runs through April 1 of this year.
Roughly 2,090 licensed architects across the United States are African American, accounting for two percent of the profession. “Moreover, the achievements of these individuals are seldom recognized,” said the CFA in a press release. Say it Loud will focus on African American accomplishments in design across New York and the rest of the country. Work from 20 designers including Harlem-based architect Roberta Washington; Mark Gardner, a principal at Jaklitsch/Gardner Architects; and Yolande Daniels, co-founding principal at studioSUMO, will be on display. Student work from NYC students too will be shown along with projects that won the Jumaane Omar Stewart Award and Diversity in the School of Architecture Award.
A render of Yolande Daniels’ Josai I-House Togane Global Village for students by Studio SUMO. (Courtesy Kawasumi Kobayashi Kenji and AIANY)
The exhibit is a product of a coalition between the New York Coalition of Black Architects (NYCOBA) and The New York Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). FXFOWLE are also supporting the exhibition. Further details can be found here.