SoCal NOMA Lecture Series – Cal Poly SLO Presents Bradford C Grant & Dawn Hicks
Bradford C. Grant
Bradford C. Grant is a Full Professor of Architecture at Howard University in Washington DC. As a registered architect and a distinguished educator, he has extensive experience in community design, contemplative practices through drawing in design education and environmental justice in architecture. He is currently president of the board of the Healthy Building Network and is the co-founder of the “Directory of African American Architects”, the first comprehensive survey, analysis and report on the numbers and role of the African American Architect. He is appointed as the inaugural “Instagram Artist in Residence” at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and has been honored with the ACSA Distinguished Professor Award.
Originally a design professional from Richmond, VA, Dawn has a passion for enhancing urban environments through influences of social, economic, and cultural forces that help shape built environments and develop inclusive communities in affordable ways. For the past three years Dawn Hicks has worked as an Enterprise Rose Fellow, with Venice Community Housing in Venice, California as their Community Design Coordinator and Project Manager. Dawn currently serves on the board of National Organization of Minority Architects, Southern California Chapter, as their Treasurer.
SoCal NOMAS 2021 Spring Lecture Series
As a collective effort of raising the voices of Black Indigenous People of Color, @socalnoma student chapters have prepared a series of lectures across the 9 participating Schools of Architecture that highlights and celebrates the work and achievements of designers of color. We invite respected guests and NOMAS members across SoCal to these talks. Together we hope to inspire and empower, to continue to be voices of the future of architecture. CP SLO NOMAS presents the fifth lecture in the series on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 12pm PDT. The NOMAS family would love to see you there!