EVOLVE: Expanding Our Horizons
2 to 4 October 2008
Washington, DC, United States

The National Organization of Minority Architects
36th annual International Conference and Expo,
will be held Hyatt Regency Washington on Capital
Hill, a premier luxury hotel.  Choose from more
than 50 seminars, a product expo, the design
competition, a portfolio review, a Host Chapter
Party, the Bros Arts Ball, a Keynote luncheon
and the Awards dinner.

The National Building Museum, one of the world's
most prominent venues for informed debate about
the built environment and its impact on people's
lives, will co-host a keynote by world reknowned
David Adjaye, recognized as one of the leading
architects of our generation in the United

Distinguished local architect Marshall Purnell,
FAIA, NOMAC, the American Institute of
Architects (AIA) 84th president, fellow of the
National Organization of Minority Architects
(NOMA) and design principal at Devrouax &
Purnell will present his keynote address during
the Awards Dinner. Mr. Purnell has been
instrumental in the creation of a number of
notable landmarks in Washington DC. These days,
he is spearheading AIA's goal of promoting
sustainable design and resource conservation
across the United States.

Other conference highlights include a luncheon
presentation by Dr. Lonnie G. Bunch III,
founding Director of the Smithsonian Museum of
African American History and Culture; a Smart
Growth seminar track including international
expert on urban growth, Javier Velez-Arocho,
Secretary, Natural and Environmental Resources
Department, Office of the Governor, Commonwealth
of Puerto Rico; a Technology Day seminar track
providing information on the latest in digital
technology for business and design;  a Student
track including a portfolio workshop; two
Professional Design and Business tracks and more.

Discover our historic city and leverage
opportunities to network with your peers; gain
access to local and international experts
delivering some of the most engaging topics;
develop business-to-business opportunities on a
local, national and global level; discover
products & resources at the exhibitor expo; and
join with NOMA in establishing cross-relational
opportunities with other organizations while
catching up on needed Learning Units and CEUs

We look forward to offering architecture
students and practitioners as well as urban
planners, real estate professionals, historic
preservationists, educators, housing experts,
government officials, interior designers,
industrial designers and other design
professionals a platform for presenting research
and practice knowledge and exchanging
implementation solutions for varied issues in
design and the built environment.

The 36th annual National Organization of
Minority Architects International Conference and
Expo promises to be an interesting, informative
and highly stimulating three days of
presentations, displays, discussions and social
networking opportunities.

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Sponsored by: GSA, Ashen+Allen, AIA, Perkins
Eastman, Gensler, HNTB, Hamilton Anderson,
Bradley/Parker & Associates, P.C., NCARB, BSA,
Beyer Blinder Belle, HK, Davis, FocusOnDESIGN,
PageSoutherlandPage, the National Building
Museum, Disney ImagiNations, CDDI, Arquitectos,
SHWGroup and a host of others.