GSA Offers Dedicated Resources To NOMA
In 2003, GSA signed a Partnering Charter with the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) as a significant step toward helping ensure that underrepresented architects (includes small architecture firms) are provided opportunities, insight, and collaboration regarding the GSA Public Building Service.
An objective of the partnering charter is to continue ongoing lines of communication and the productive exchange of information related to industry and government best practices and state-of-the-art design practices.
GSA promotes the goals of the charter by connecting interested firms with appropriate staff to provide needed guidance. The goal is to work to ensure that GSA efforts are as broad and inclusive as possible when it comes to hiring architectural talent.
The Office of the Chief Architect hopes to buttress lines of communication through this Charter, utilizing current initiatives, provide appropriate liaison with Architecture Firms interested in working with the GSA.
GSA is committed to seeking out and working with talented architects from all communities. A link to the press release describing the original Charter can be found below.
For more information, contact Mary.Shearill-Thompson@gsa.gov