Marshall Moya Design Wins Two Out of The Five Awards from the Professional Design Categories for the Prestigious 2011 NOMA Design Awards in Atlanta, Georgia
As we embark on new ventures with our new product design company inNuevo well underway, and more architectural projects beginning while others come to a close, it is always encouraging to get recognized for what we do as we strive to advance our design senses every day, with every project.
On Saturday October 22nd at the 2011 National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Design Awards, Marshall Moya Design (MMD) was recognized with the Professional Design Excellence Award for the New Student Center at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and the Visionary Honor Award for the Mixed Use and Urban Plan for Internally Displaced People (IDP) in Cartagena, Colombia. The awards ceremony was part of the annual NOMA Conference which was held from October 20th-22nd, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
The New Student Center at the University of the District of Columbia is an iconic building that is sensitive to its urban context and environment. The NOMA speaker described the project as having a “clock tower [that] marks this new public square where students can wish their time will always stay still, [and] where architects have designed and achieved LEED platinum.” In collaboration with Cannon Design for the Development and design of the New Student Center, the new building will be located on the University of the District of Columbia’s campus at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Van Ness Street. The new student center is projected to be built in 2012.
The last and most anticipated award for the night was awarded for the Mixed- Use and Urban Plan for Internally Displaced People in Cartagena, Colombia project. The NOMA speaker featured the proposed project as a ‘vertical village’ with a model that could offer, “a regional and economical typology for the poor and also for the world” that could “become the new face of eco-tourism.” The visionary Mixed-Use and Urban plan seeks to include the beneficial components of a contemporary mixed-income housing intervention. By establishing an appropriate development density and diverse income mix, providing a means for social reintegration by design, and offering a regionally and economically sustainable housing typology.
In the past, we have received the Honor Design Excellence award by NOMA for the Rock Creek Residence, a 20,000 Sq. Ft private home that overlooks Rock Creek Park. The award for this contemporary home in 2006 was for the un-built category and in 2010, was for the Built Category.