February 5, 2020

Epstein is pleased to be hosting the Illinois Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects' (I-NOMA) first general body meeting of the year.

To celebrate Black History Month, we have teamed up with I-NOMA to organize an event that aims to shed light on preserving our communities, and what legacy means through architecture. Participants will hear from some of I-NOMAs successful members as well as some previous Epstein employees.

The meeting is taking place on Wednesday, Feb. 12, and will begin with networking, light refreshments and a tour of Epstein's Chicago headquarters. There will be a short period of time for announcements and details for how to get involved in I-NOMA. The two-part seminar + panel will then take place.

Part 1 will be an AIA CEU Accredited seminar, given by Jason Pugh, AIA, AICP, NOMA, LEED AP, which will look into the reconstruction of a brownfield site located in the historic and symbolic neighborhood of Woodlawn Chicago. Part 2 will take a deeper look into a few notable Chicago architects, such as John Gay and Renauld Mitchell, and how they have preserved the history and integrity of their communities through design practices and project challenges.

Our Alexus Davis, Design Professional, has been involved with the I-NOMA organization for the last several years. She participated in NOMAS (National Organization of Minority Architects Students) throughout her entire college career, was president for 2.5 years and subsequently served as a student adviser for 3.

This is a great opportunity to network, meet local architects and earn CEU credits through AIA. We hope to see you there!