NOMA President, Kathy Dixon, has organized a group of distinguished architects to serve on an advisory board for the remainder of her term. The committee members range from educators to practitioners and represent a diverse group of architects who are highly respected in the industry. Ms. Dixon will ask each of them to provide recommendations and guidance on a number of issues relevant to NOMA including diversity & financial matters, policy making and advocacy, partnerships and strategic alliances. Their experience and foresight will help to strengthen the organization and ensure NOMA's future. We welcome their insight and guidance. The advisory board members are listed below.
Edward I. Torrez, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
President, Bauer Latoza Studio, Ltd
Edward Torrez, AIA, is a registered architect and President at Bauer Latoza Studio Ltd. Mr. Torrez has been specializing in Historic Preservation, Adaptive Reuse, Rehabilitation, Interior Renovation and Urban Planning projects Indiana, Texas and Illinois for over 25 years. He has managed award-wining projects such as the Manhattan Building Restoration, Pullman School Restoration and Old Market House State Historic Site in Galena, Illinois. Mr. Torrez was appointed by formal Mayor Daley to serve on the Commission on Chicago Landmarks from 2005 to 2011 and in 2010, was appointed to the Board of Advisors for the National Trust of Historic Preservation. He also served as Chair of the Historic Resources for AIA Chicago, Past-secretary and Board member of AIA Chicago, Past Chair of the AIA National Diversity Forum and is currently the President of Arquitectos, Inc. an Illinois charitable organization that provides assistance to further enrich the design profession through different cultural views and practices.
DR. THEODORE C. LANDSMARK, M.Env.D., J.D., PH.D., ASSOCIATE AIA, D.F.A. (Hon.)
President (1997 – Present), Boston Architectural College
Dr. Landsmark is President and CEO of the Boston Architectural College, an independent, accredited college of special design offering degrees in Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, and Design Studies.
Ted Landsmark holds degrees in law and environmental design from Yale University, a Doctorate in
American Studies from Boston University, and has worked as Special Assistant to the Mayor of Boston.
He currently serves as President of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), a Trustee of the American Architectural Foundation, a Fellow of the Design Future’s Council and has facilitated sessions of the Mayor’s Institute on City Design in New York, Los Angeles, and Charleston. He has served as a Trustee
of the American Society of Interior Designer Foundation, on the AIA Long Range Planning Advisory Group, and on the Real Estate Advisory Committee at MIT, and the Mayor of Boston’s Climate Action Leadership Committee. Ted is a Trustee Emeritus of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and serves as a member of the Boards of Historic New England and of Historic Boston, the Boston Fund for the Arts, the New England Foundation for the Arts. He serves on the Mayor of Boston’s Green Ribbon Commission and on the Advisory Committee for the National Trust for Historic Preservation Partner’s in Preservation Advisory Committee, the Boston Society of Architects (1997-present) and served as National Chair for the AIA Committee on Diversity (2003–2006). He received the AIA Whitney Young Jr. Award (2006) and served as the American Collegiate Schools of Architecture President (2006-2007).
Kathryn T. Prigmore FAIA, NCARB, NOMA, LEED AP
Kathryn Prigmore is a Vice President of HDR Architecture, Inc. in Alexandria, VA. She specializes in the design of facilities for clients with sensitive missions. She is the past Chair of the AIA National Ethics Council and has also chaired the NCARB Committee on Examination. She is a former Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Architecture for the Howard University School of Architecture and Design, and, former Chair of the Virginia Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects.
Active in professional and civic affairs, Prigmore is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the National Organization of Minority Architects, and the Society of Building Science Educators. Prigmore, one of the first African American Women licensed to practice architecture in the United States, has been a member of the AIA since 1983. She has the noteworthy distinction of being named Who's Who in the World, in the East, in American Education, in Science and Technology, in Business and Industry, and of American Women. In 1983 she was honored by Outstanding Young Women in America. A frequent writer and speaker, Prigmore is also on the architecture program advisory councils for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ad Hampton University. She was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Women of Color in Technology for her accomplishments within the profession.
J.C. Calderón, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
J.C. Calderon is the owner of Calderon Architecture & Design located in Beacon, NY in the Hudson Valley. As a graduate student at the Yale School of Architecture, J.C. Calderón organized the historic 1991 symposium "People of Color in Architecture" and has since continued to advocate for a more diverse architecture profession. His firm also supports efforts to improve public space and in 2012 he founded the Beacon Public Space Project, a not-for-profit organization. He is licensed in NY & NJ specializing in design oriented residential & commercial projects. We listen carefully to our client's needs, add value through design excellence and pay close attention to detail.