Mad Housers (Community Service) a Success!(Sunday January, 29 2012)

On this past weekend, noma[s] and other fellow Georgia Tech CoA students participated in a Mad Housers campaign; this was a volunteer experience involving the construction of small shelters for the homeless. Details at madhousers.org .

Sustainable Shelter Solutions (Small Spaces)

YouTube Video

NOMA[S] will be looking at small spaces as apart of its sustainable shelter solutions research.  Compact ability has its place in an industrializing region (e.g. Beijing, China) and in post-industrial urban sprawl (e.g. Atlanta, GA).  As a series of studies begin to advance, students will analyze both contexts, test trending approaches, and develop effective design solutions under a realistic orientation.  This video is an example of ingenuity in a modern sense that sees something viewed as a consequence to something that offers a unique set of advantages. "Small space allows efficiency and user-friendliness."

2011 NOMA[S] Design 
Rendering of Roof Garden looking East

The project is a mixed used transit-oriented development that has as its program a visitor's center, sustainable grocery store, and ground retail.

The determination of what to do with the site this year [2011] was more important than before; insofar, as the site was in the home-city of Georgia Tech, and much of the research for the project would come relatively easy. 

 Having viewed the project as an architectural one that stretches itself into an urban and community scale, we found appropriate many modes of working to find what kind of project responds well to the historical, and social context.  

Section Diagrams

Volunteer to Work the GT Booth at the NOMA Conference!
Work for 2 + hours on Thurs. Oct. 20 from 3.00-6.00 pm and/or Fri. Oct 21 from 8.00-6.00 pm.

NOMAS Competition Meeting
Monday, May 23 at 6:30pm in Room 259 of COA West

NOMAS Firm Tour of HOK - Thursday, March 17 4:30pm
Come see what architects do day-to-day!

March 17 - 4:30pm. We will take MARTA to the Peachtree Center Station and the office will be right in front.
HOK website: http://www.hok.com

Sign up to Volunteer for the Intro to Architecture Course
at Centennial Place Elementary

March 22 - April 1. 8.00am - 12.30 pm. Sign up

Competition Brief Released
2011 NOMA Student Design Competition in Atlanta

Check it out here, and be on the lookout for an announcement about the upcoming interest meeting.

2010 SCA Competition in Birmingham
GTNOMAS partnered with the Student Construction Association for their annual competition. Nick Velasquez and Audrey Plummer participated in the Design Build competition. Alfred James participated in the Civil competition. We learned a lot about building construction and working on an interdisciplinary team.

2009 Competition Process Book
The Move and the Moments process book is finally finished!

Purchase a copy here!

COA Hosts Reception for GTNOMAS
The College of Architecture at Georgia Tech hosted a reception for NOMAS where we presented our winning entry for the 2009 NOMA Student Design Competition in St. Louis.

click here to see photos!

October 2009 Pecha Kucha - Intro to Architecture
Audrey Plummer presented a Pecha Kucha in October on the GTNOMAS Intro to Architecture course at Centennial Place Elementary

Audrey Plummer - 3-D in the Community from Alfredo Aponte on Vimeo.

GTNOMAS Featured in Bustler.net Article
"Georgia Tech's NOMAS Chapter Sweeps National Competition"

click here for article