The University of Oklahoma chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students recently competed in the 48th Annual NOMA Conference “Spatial Shifts 2020 Reclaiming Our Cities” Student Design Competition.

The University of Oklahoma was among 29 schools represented in the competition. Teams were asked to develop a program for a sustainable, community-owned, mixed-use development entitled the ‘Black Cultural Zone Resilience Co-Hub’, with an emphasis on net-positive design strategies and a culturally responsive development for a site in Oakland, California.

University of Oklahoma team members included Jonathan S. Jonnalagadda, Hiroki R. Mishima, Mary V. Davis, Mauricio Santamaria Vergara, Alex J. Downum, and Jose M. Aguirre-Vallin. Faculty advisors were Dave Boeck and Rene Peralta.

The team’s entry can be seen below.