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SoCal NOMA’s (National Organization of Minority Architects) 9th Annual Architecture & Engineering Summer Camp was held on July 14th, 21st, and 28th. The camp concluded Saturday, August 4th, with a sponsor expo, camper presentations, and awards ceremony held at Sci-Arc. About 75 campers joined for three consecutive fun-filled Saturdays of interactive presentations, activities, field trips and design projects. All the campers’ work was on display for the parents, architecture students and professionals to see.
SoCal NOMA Architecture & Engineering Summer Camp is the chapter’s biggest event held each year and was created to equip, empower, and educate youth through architectural design and engineering. The camp is a part of the Project Pipeline initiative, a national program, to increase the representation of minority professionals in the fields of architecture, and engineering.
Similar to last year’s camp project, the campers were challenged with designing the neighborhood around the new Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park. They got the chance to tour the official LA Stadium Premiere Center located in Playa Vista (near the KTGY LA office), where the Wilson Meany development team gave an amazing presentation of the phased development. This year’s curriculum also included the official “NOMA City Building Department” for the campers to get their site plans approved before they could build models. You’d be surprised at how serious they took the Building Department component!
KTGY was one of the major sponsors of this year’s camp; thank you to fellow LA office KTGY’ers, Janiece Williams, Arthur Zohrabians, Liz Vento, and Josh Rivera for volunteering their time to make this year’s camp an extraordinary one! The campers created some amazing projects and teaching the campers about architecture was so much fun!