9. Black Designers Say It Loud

The Center for Architecture will host the exhibitions, Say It Loud, featuring distinguished designers of color in the New York Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architect’s (NYCOBA NOMA), along with winners of the Jumaane Omar Stewart Award for New York City high school students and the NYCOBA NOMA Diversity in the School of Architecture Award. The exhibition will feature projects by the 20 designers, as well as quotes and video interviews on their experiences in the architecture and design professions.

Say It Loud: Distinguished Black Designers of NYCOBA NOBA hopes to highlight the fact that approximately 2,090 licensed African-American architects in the United States represent only 2% of the total population of the country’s licensed architects, and the lack of recognition these individuals receive for their achievements.

Say It Loud is curated by Pascale Sablan. The exhibition will be on view to April 1, 2017 at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place.