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Not Now, But Right Now!… Recent Works by NOMA Architects & Designers

Exhibition at Helms Bakery District
December 2-19, 2021 

Not Now, But Right Now!… Recent Works by NOMA Architects & Designers in Los Angeles will be on display from Thursday December 2nd through Sunday December 19th. The exhibition will feature project work from over 30 SoCalNOMA members, from student chapters, and from our summer camp and high school boot camp students. We will also be including displays from legacy Black Architects in Los Angeles that pre-date LANOMA/SoCalNOMA. 

Key Dates:

December 2nd – Installation Opens
December 4th – Opening receptions & Chapter Holiday Party (6-10pm)
December 8-10 – Public Open Studio Hours (TBD)
December 11th – Panel Discussion featuring participants (2-5pm)
December 15-18 – Public Open Studio Hours (TBD)
December 19th – Installation closes 

For more information contact Genelle Brooks-Petty at

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OCTOBER 19 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM PDT

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Commercial Real Estate for Architects & Engineers - "A Taste of CCIM"

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT


  • The Architect's Role as a Real Estate Developer is unlimited and is a reflection of his historical perspective when he was known in the middle ages as "THE MASTER BUILDER" Quote from John Portman, Architect.
  • Architects are taught "FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION," but the real world of Real Estate teaches that "FORM FOLLOWS FINANCE."
  • Real estate development education and training begins in the university Architecture Bachelors Program and should include real estate development.
  • The professional architect needs to invest in real estate as early as possible by investing in income-producing real estate - "Duplexes, Apartments, Shopping Centers, Office Buildings, and Mixed Use Projects."
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Carmela Ma, CCIM, CIPS, is President/CEO of
CJM Associates, Inc. in Beverly Hills, Calif.
During her over 4 decades in commercial real estate, Ma has negotiated industrial, multifamily, and office transactions with trusts, attorneys, global investors, Financial Institutions, and asset managers.

David K. Hyun, MBA, AIA, CCIM
He has over 30 years of experience as a Real Estate Professional in the areas of City Planning, Architecture, Project Strategy and Feasibility, Real Estate Financing, and Real Estate Development from Inception through Project Completion.


Town Hall: LGBTQIA+ and the Design Community

June 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm PDT

The AIALA hosts a Town Hall to discuss the experiences of LGBTQIA+ members, design professionals, and individuals working in the built environment. Join us for a discussion on: How inclusive is the profession of architecture for the LGBTQIA+ community? What resources should be developed? Why do these conversations rarely occur at a Town Hall level? How do we make sure the profession is seen as welcoming to non-binary designers and architects in the future? Plus more…



Julia Oderda, AIA – Associate Principal, VCBO Architecture
Julia Oderda, AIA has been working in the Architecture profession since 2000 and is currently an Associate Principal with VCBO Architecture, a 90+ person architecture firm in Salt Lake City, Utah. She received a BS in Architecture from the University of Maryland, College Park and achieved her Masters in Architecture from the University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning. Julia has worked on numerous K-12 schools including many that have garnered national, regional, and local awards. Most notably, she was the project manager of Odyssey Elementary, an innovative elementary school prototype that is the only LEED Gold Certified public elementary school in Utah, and the first Zero-Energy school in Utah. In addition to her K-12 experience Julia has also specialized in several project types over her career, including higher education facilities, recreation, and multi-family housing projects. In 2016, Julia came out publicly and to her firm as transgender, becoming one of Utah’s first out transgender architects in leadership. Since coming out, Julia has been very open and visible about her gender. She has spoken about her experiences as a trans woman in architecture in an effort to help educate the public. She has advocated for equitable treatment of all people, both trans and cisgender, and has been passionate about creating space that allow all people to be themselves and to be accepted in society. For her, architecture works best when it both functions and inspires, creating inviting spaces and communities.


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