Project pipeline is a program established by the National Organization of Minority Architects in 2009 designed to encourage young students to pursue a career in the Architectural profession. The program consists of summer camps that have been successfully developed by Local NOMA Chapters across the country.
The NOMA-LA Pipeline program has been designed in the spirit of our National Organizations program with the added mission of providing continuing mentorship throughout the growth of an aspiring architect. One of the first things we are told in architecture school is that we will all learn more from our peers than anyone else around us. NOMA-LA encourages everyone from high school students to firm principals to participate in our laddered program in effort to provide participants with both the opportunity to be a mentor and a mentee simultaneously. This style of program provides members with a direct mentorship from other architectural students and architects who have recent insight into pertinent issues relative to a member’s respective stage of development. The stages leading towards licensure are especially crucial to the retention minority students; our job is to provide a continued supportive hand.
To learn more about Project Pipeline, visit www.noma.net