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PROJECT PIPELINE is a mentorship program established by the National Organization of Minority Architects in 2009 designed to encourage equality within the profession and provide an introduction to young students interested in the world of Architecture and Design. The program consists of a summer camp, yearlong workshop series and year-end competition, all within the framework of sustained mentorship program. The Project Pipeline Camp will take place July 19-2, 2013 in Baton Rouge and July 25-28, 2013 in New Orleans

Design mentor, Erin Porter, Assoc. AIA, helps a Pipeline student build a model.

Design mentor, Erin Porter, Assoc. AIA, helps a Pipeline student build a model.


NOMA Louisiana’s Project Pipeline Architecture & Design Camp aims to educate students on:

  • the process of design
  • the significance of architecture in daily experiences
  • cultural, social and historic impact on the built environment


Project Pipeline’s tiered mentorship and community-supported organization reaches students, professionals in the field of architecture, and the local community members. Participants will include:

The Design Community

  •   8th-12th grade   Students
  •   Undergraduate College Students
  •   Graduate Students/Graduated Interns
  •   Professionals and Principals

The Community at Large

  • Neighborhood
  • Residents
  • Educators
  • Businesses
  • Public Officials

Project Pipeline Camp focuses on the earlier tiers of the laddered mentorship structure.  Camp attendees will include 8th-12th grade Students from across New Orleans. Camp instructors will include undergraduate college students from local university design programs. Camp counselors will be comprised of young professionals and educators from participating high schools.



NOMA Louisiana is dedicated to advocating for fellowship, diversity and excellence in design. Our intention is to create an active sense of family and obligation to one another throughout the rigorous process of becoming an architect and create design leaders that will eventually shape the built environment of their communities.