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 Africa (Ghana).

This year’s lecture will focus on Max Bond’s legacy by exploring how his passion for design excellence, community inclusion in the design process, and advocacy shaped his career path. Each speaker will address a particular aspect of Bond’s journey through a specific lens: Sanjive Vaidya will focus on his efforts to create a wellspring for talent and leadership from underrepresented communities, Karen Phillips will share what we can learn from efforts to bring about equity for Blacks through the business of design and real estate development, Brian Goldstien will explore “radical practice” and architecture as a path to a more just world, and Shawn Rickenbacker will discuss the role legacy plays in generating sustained and renewed change.