Project Pipeline Makes the Cover of Chicago Architect

The latest issue of Chicago Architect features I-NOMA's flagship Project Pipeline Architecture Camp in an article addressing the limited minority representation in the Architecture, Construction, and Civil Engineering (ACE) industries.

The story acknowledges the Chicago based efforts to solve this problem. In particular, it highlights the Project Pipeline program which exposes minority youth to ACE fields early on and provides continuous mentorship during their professional development and up until licensure.

In the article, the I-NOMA President, Oswaldo Ortega, discusses his architectural background as well as I-NOMA's short- and long-term goals for student connection to Chicago resources, and improved architecture demographics respectively.

The report also includes Ericka Jones, a Chicago teen, and participant in the 2016 Project Pipeline Architecture Camp. She discusses her experience with the camp and its contributions towards her dream of becoming an architect.

The Project Pipeline Architecture Camp is a four-day summer program for Chicagoland area youth, with a mission to empower them to affect change in their community through design. It is held annually at the Illinois Institute of Technology campus in Bronzeville and is open to kids in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades.

Registration is now open for the 2018 Project Pipeline Camp. Click here for more information.

Read the full feature in Chicago Architect here.