About Project Pipeline

PROJECT PIPELINE WAS BORN AT THE 2005 NOMA CONFERENCE IN FORT LAUDERDALE. PRESIDENT PAUL TAYLOR ASKED DRAKE DILLARD AND DAVID KIRK TO RESEARCH AND ESTABLISH A PLAN FOR A CAMP WITH A FOCUS ON STUDENTS THAT WOULD INTRODUCE THEM TO ARCHITECTURE WITH THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF CREATING MORE LICENSED BLACK AND MINORITY ARCHITECTS. THE FIRST CAMP WAS HELD IN 2006 IN CINCINNATI BY THE THE SW OHIO NOMA CHAPTER. SINCE THEN OVER TWENTY CAMPS, IN TWENTY CITIES HAVE BEEN HELD.

 

Mission & Vision

OUR MISSION IS TO EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE TO AFFECT CHANGE IN THEIR COMMUNITY THROUGH DESIGN. USING THE CITY AS THE CLASSROOM, AND CONNECTING YOUNG PEOPLE TO REAL WORLD ARCHITECTS AND PLANNERS, WE FOSTER THE NEXT GENERATION OF DESIGN PROFESSIONALS, CIVIC LEADERS, AND CHANGEMAKERS. WE ADVOCATE FOR INCREASED DIVERSITY, FELLOWSHIP, EQUITY, AND EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN.

Our Impact

WE SERVE A DIVERSE POPULATION OF STUDENTS, ALL OF WHOM ARE UNDERREPRESENTED IN THE DESIGN FIELD. OUR PROGRAM BETTER PREPARES STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE AND LIFE BEYOND. THROUGH PROJECT PIPELINE, YOUNG PEOPLE GRASP THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ARCHITECTURE IN THEIR DAILY LIVES, AS WELL AS THE BROADER CULTURAL, SOCIAL, AND HISTORICAL IMPLICATIONS. THEY DEVELOP THE SKILLS AND TOOLS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR COMMUNITY CRITICALLY AND CONSTRUCTIVELY. SERVING OVER 10,000 STUDENTS OVER THE DECADE.