PRESIDENT - Lance Collins, AIA, LEED AP (BD+C)

Lance Collins is a Director at Partner Energy with experience in sustainable design and construction practices including whole building analysis/benchmarking, energy conservation measures, resource consumption reduction strategies, LEED certification administration, building commissioning, solar project development, and project/construction management.

As a licensed architect in the state of California, a LEED Accredited Professional, a Green Globes Assessor, and a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor, Lance holds over 15 years of professional experience to the fields of sustainable design, architecture, and urban design. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), and the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA).

In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Collins has also been an adjunct professor at Long Beach City College and has guest lectured at the University of Southern California, Santa Monica College, California State University at Long Beach, and Mt. San Antonio College, teaching green building Principles and sustainable design strategies to students and industry professionals.

PRESIDENT – Lance Collins, AIA, LEED AP (BD+C)

VICE PRESIDENT -E. Rochelle Harris

E. Rochelle is a proud native Chicagoan. With high energy, enthusiasm and passion she practices, mentors and teaches Architecture. An experienced Project Manager, Administrator and Architect with more than 20 years of experience. E. Rochelle holds a Masters in Architecture from the Pratt Institute in New York and a Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Illinois in Chicago.

With a true passion for the development of young minority students interested in architecture and architectural students. E. Rochelle is the Southern California NOMA Chapter Summer Camp Director and the SoCal Student Chapter Liaison, E. Rochelle dedicates her time and talent to making sure that every student from middle school all the way through grad school not only knows about architecture and that they can become an Architect but that they can excel at it. Her hobbies include photography, running marathons, reading, skiing and traveling.

VICE PRESIDENT -E. Rochelle Harris

Leadership Team


Drake Dillard
Past President, Southern California Chapter of NOMA

Drake Dillard specializes in managing large, multimillion dollar programs in the design and construction phases. Some of his projects includes: Saudi Arabia Ministry of Interiors Medical Facilities (MOI), Los Angeles Unified School District School Bond, New Orleans School Parish School Bond, Chicago Public Building Commission, Kaiser Permanente Health Care, Los Angeles County Hospitals, and Medical Centers in Iran.  He has worked on projects in the United States, Middle East and Africa.  Drake has assisted in successful negotiations of complex construction disputes and has provided expert testimony in arbitration.

Mr. Dillard severed as President of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) in 2003.    During this time he signed a contract with GSA which proved to elevate the awareness of minority architects in the U.S. He is an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.  Graduate of Howard University, Masters of Architecture, University of Illinois, Bachelor of Architecture.  He serves on many boards.  He is a mentor and a Big Brother.  Mr. Dillard has received the US Congressional Honor Award.