• on March 12, 2018

2018 NOMAtlanta Awards was a hit!

NOMATLANTA AWARDS 2018: Meet our 2018 NOMAtlanta Board! More info on our outstanding board members here. Pictured Left to Right: [Front Row] Ashley Hernandez, Garfield Peart, Sophia Tarkhan, Andrea D. Smith, Corey Riley, Patricia Brown [ Back Row ] Desmond Johnson, Damon L. Greene, Marc Johnson, Zachary Hicks, Edward Senatus, Nekia StrongWe thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at this year’s NOMAtlanta Awards. These awards are designed specifically to celebrate excellence in Atlanta architecture – and we did just that! You can check out all of our honorees below. Additionally, we all enjoyed our live entertainment for the evening – The PR Experience – as well as our venue – The Vista Room. Special thanks to our event sponsor – Construct Connect – and our faithful year-long sponsors: Eco Spec, Cooper Carry, Goode Van Slyke, Guardian Glass, Turner, LG Hausys, HOK, Breedlove Land Planning, Lutron and Box AV. NOMAtlanta Sponsors are committed to diversity and excellence in design – just like we are. You can find more information on how to contact these sponsors at the bottom of this post.


NOMAtlanta 2018 Honorees

Here are all of the official awardees – please join us in congratulating them!

2018 NOMAtlanta Awards Facebook Album
Check out the 2018 NOMAtlanta Awards Facebook Album
  • NOMAtlanta Student Recognitions:
    • KSU Board:
      • Christian Newman, President
      • Alex Fashinasi, Vice President
      • Darryl Tate, Treasurer
      • Jacob Towell, Secretary
    • Georgia Tech Board
    • Auburn NOMA Student Competition Team 2017
    • High School for Architect Path Student on a landfill
    • KSU Honorable Mention
  • NOMAtlanta Special Award for Goode Van Slyke: Chris Goode
  • NOMAtlanta Firm Award Winners: 
    • NOMAtlanta Collaboration Award: Eco Spec: Dewayne Thomas, Melvin Smith
    • NOMAtlanta Member of the Year Award: Robin Maxam
  • NOMAtlanta 2017 Board Recognition:
    • Ashley Hernandez, Vice President & Membership Director
    • Nekia Strong, Secretary
    • Jereme Smith, Parliamentarian
    • Marc Johnson, Advocacy Director / Past President
    • Raphael Raymond, Communications Director
    • Robin Maxam, Continuing Education Director
    • Corey Riley, Innovation Education Director
    • Garfield Heart, Regional VP
    • Nazrina Houser, Honorary Board Member
  • NOMAtlanta 2018 Board Recognition:
    • Ashley Hernandez, President
    • Desmond Johnson, Secretary
    • Ralph Raymond, Treasurer
    • Damon L. Greene, Parliamentarian
    • Marc Johnson, Advocacy Director
    • Sophia Tarkhan, Past President & Communications Director
    • Andrea D. Smith, Community Affairs Director
    • Garfield Peart, Membership Director
    • Robin Maxam, Continuing Education Director
    • Zachary Hicks, Academic Affairs Director
    • Corey Riley, Innovation Education Director
    • Patricia Brown, Marketing Director
    • Nekia Strong, Regional VP
    • Edward Senatus, Marketing Committee Member & Website Director
    • Rosalie Capiral-Little, Project Pipeline Co-Director
    • Jeanna George, Project Pipeline Co-Director
  • NOMAtlanta Presidential Recognition: Recognized Sophia Tarkhan as our Immediate Past President


NOMAtlanta Sponsors



Commercial Construction Projects & Information Facebook
Twitter: @ConstructConnx
Instagram: @Construct.Connect

EcoSpec Logo


Represents quality manufacturers in the construction industry who manufacture energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and sustainable construction products. Contact Info
Cooper Carry Logo

Cooper Carry

The center for Connective Architecture Facebook
Twitter: @coopercarry

Goode Van Slyke

A leader in resourceful ingenious design. Facebook

Guardian Glass

Glass manufacturer with leading positions in float and fabricated glass products for commercial, residential and transportation applications. Facebook
Twitter: @guardianglass


International construction services company and is a leading builder in diverse market segments. Facebook
Twitter: @turner_talk

LG Hausys

Specializes in windows and Curtain walls, interior materials, automotive material,
and high performance material parts.
Twitter: @lghausysusa


A global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. Facebook
Twitter: @hoknetwork
Instagram: @hoknetwork

Breedlove Land Planning

Provides professional land development design services through landscape architecture, site planning, civil engineering and project management. LinkedIn


Lutron dimmers, motorized shades and automated control solutions create ambiance, add convenience, and save energy in homes & businesses around the world. Facebook
Twitter: @lutron

Box AV

Whether it’s your home or business, your domain is your box. Box AV helps you make it smarter and more entertaining. Facebook
NOMAtlanta Sponsors
Thank you to ALL of our NOMAtlanta Sponsors – you are very much appreciated!

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