Join the New York Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (nycoba|NOMA), the J. Max Bond Center of City University of New York, and the AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the annual J. Max Bond Jr. Lecture. Established in 2010, this design talk honors the memory of J. Max Bond, Jr., FAIA, NOMA, an architect, partner at Davis Brody Bond, advocate, teacher, and trailblazer of his time. The lecture addresses issues that were important to Bond: equity, inclusive design, communities, and global cultures, in particular Ghana and Africa at large.
This year’s panel discussion will explore the significance of global learning exchange in architectural education and practice. Our aim is to foster dialogue and inspire action towards a more inclusive and culturally aware architectural education. We celebrate progress in promoting diversity while acknowledging the need for further improvement in providing a comprehensive education that supports learners who bring or want to explore broad cultural and practice references.
Esteemed panelists will share insights on enriching architectural education and practice through the integration of global perspectives. Let’s engage in this transformative discussion, striving to better serve our diverse student body and the practices they will enter to prepare the profession for success in an evolving global landscape.
Dr. Kwesi Daniels, PhD, NOMA, Head of Architecture Department, Tuskegee University
Rob Fleming, AIA, LEED AP, NOMA, Director of Online Innovation, Stewart Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Sharon Egretta Sutton, PhD, FAIA, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Architecture, Parsons School of Design, The New School
April De Simone, Assoc. AIA, NOMA, Co-founder, The Practice of Democracy; Co-Founder, Designing the WE
Victor Body-Lawson, FAIA, Principal, Body Lawson Associates Architects and Planners