2021 NOMAtlanta Board of Directors
Celebrating Diversity in The Atlanta Design Community
President: Ralph Raymond, NOMA, AIA, NCARB
Ralph Raymond, Haitian-born Architect, artfully integrates architectural design and knowledge of construction technology into project delivery. His myriad of project types, through all phases of design and construction contract administration, makes his experience instrumental. He is able to manage and implement artistic, programmatic, schematic, and pragmatic skills in the competent delivery of project execution. Proper communication and careful reflection and consideration of client goals aid in his understanding of a well-accomplished design. He is geared toward successful design performance through rigorous means and methods.
Ralph is a graduate of The Georgia Institute of Technology where he obtained both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture degree. He has served on the executive boards of AIA Georgia and NOMAtlanta for over 5 years. As an NCARB licensing advisor, Ralph also volunteers on the NCARB Practice Management subcommittee and renders advice to collegiate students whenever possible. He serves as a Project Pipeline presenter and volunteer for the program held annually. Ralph is also an associate and project architect in the Atlanta office of HOK.
Vice President: Tyrone Marshall, NOMA, AIA, LEED AP
Tyrone Marshall works as a Senior Researcher & Computational Designer with project teams for their strategies to address architectural performance design, including the planning, development, implementation of new processes from our research program. He has a Master of Science with a major in Architecture and concentration in High-Performance buildings from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, and a Bachelor of Architecture from the California College of Arts in San Francisco, California. Talented designer and innovative thinker providing creative input for architectural projects to enrich and achieve design philosophy that improves and surpasses design goals with 17 years of experience encompassing all phases of the project from concept design through construction administration. Capable of creating inspiring and innovative designs and can communicate these ideas through outstanding design and visualization skills. Thrives on digital design processes and digital fabrication in the public and private realm and research that can promote innovative design and technological solutions to complex issues in dense, urban contexts.
Treasurer: Raphael Johnson
A highly experienced professional who has demonstrated the ability to manage construction projects individually or collaboratively amongst diverse groups. Strong technical and business qualifications with an impressive track record of more than 10 years of hands-on experience in construction documents, master planning, business procurements, budget management, life cycle cost analyses, and project management. Proven ability to successfully analyze an organization’s critical business requirements, identify inefficiencies and potential opportunities, improving organizational effectiveness and develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for completing projects on-time and within budget.
Secretary: Corey Riley, NOMA, AIA, MBA
An accomplished Project Manager/Architect, I have 20 years of progressive experience leading large-scale, multi-phase capital construction, renovation and rebranding initiatives for international luxury hotels and resorts. Blending creative inspiration with acute business acumen, I achieved notable results delivering innovative, high-value modernization, revitalization and rebranding projects which have garnered industry awards and accolades. Over the past 13 years with Atlanta-based C+TC Design Studio (formerly CMMI, Inc), a national architecture firm specializing in luxury hotel/hospitality projects, I have progressed from Assistant Project Manager to my current role as Senior Project Manager. Since 2007, I have held led numerous high-visibility, multi-phase capital projects for leading hotel corporations, including Omni, Hyatt, Marriott and International Hotel Group. Key projects have ranged from the design, renovation/modernization of a 1916, 20-story Omni Hotel to the rebranding conversion of a 232-room, 21K s.f. Intercontinental Hotel in Tampa, Florida and subsequently selected as the Official Team Hotel for Super Bowl XLIII.
Parliamentarian: Raymond Stubblefield, NOMA, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Mr. Stubblefield serves as Construction Administrator for the HKS Atlanta office. A Registered Architect with experience in all phases of building design from programming through construction administration. Having experience in project types such as retail, restaurants, educational facilities, hospitality, healthcare facilities, and parking structures; Mr. Stubblefield has worked for private developers, public institutions, and corporations. He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects, National Council of Architectural Registration Board and the United States Green Building Council, acting as a NCARB AXP Supervisor and Mentor since obtaining his licensure in 2015. Mr. Stubblefield is USGBC Parksmart Certified. Ray is the HKS Atlanta J.E.D.I Champion and a member of the HKS J.E.D.I Core Framework Team where he contributes to the development of the company’s J.E.D.I manuals. He is also a part of the Design As Protest (DAP) Collective Youth Organizing team.
Past President: Ashley Hernandez, NOMA, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Ashley Hernandez has over 20 years of experience and is currently licensed in North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia. He is a problem solver that works collaboratively with clients and consultants to achieve successful projects. Ashley serves as a project architect at Cooper Carry in the mixed-use department and is responsible for managing the production of construction documents and construction administration on projects for various clients. The projects range in size with retail, residential, and parking deck components. In addition to his responsibilities of coordinating with lead designers, interior designers, production staff, and engineering consultants to achieve integrated design delivery, he is an integral team member to the production working in AutoCAD, Revit, Sketch-Up, and Photoshop.
Regional VP: Nekia Strong, RA, NCARB, NOMA
Nekia currently serves as the Vice President of Barrett Symone Property Managers in Atlanta, GA. A graduate of Georgia Tech, Nekia is a registered architect overseeing office operations, building management and leasing duties with this Southwest Atlanta-based commercial property management company. She also worked at Grimm + Parker Associates, Rust|Orling Architecture, HOK, Georgia Tech and Michael Brady, Inc. Nekia also proudly serves NOMA as the South Region Vice President.
NOMAtlanta Committee Leaders
Membership Director: Tiffany Williams
Advocacy Director: Marc Johnson, NOMA, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
Marc Johnson is an Architect and Designer accumulating a broad range of experience in Cultural, Retail, Office, Institutional, Hospitality, and Mixed-Use projects. He works from project inception and design and through to construction providing oversight to final completion. He has worked on notable projects including the Porsche Experience Center and the Center, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and the Center for Civil and Human Rights where he served as the project architect for global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm, HOK. Since his years in college, Marc has always found a way to give his most valuable gift of time to his community and to the generation of architects and students making their way through the ranks. He shares his passion for architecture with 3rd graders on up to college students wherever he encounters them. He does this as an active participant leader on the NOMA and AIA Atlanta boards. Through his many experiences working with diverse personalities and challenging projects, he has developed unique skills which have served him well over the last 19 years.
Academic Affairs Director: Daniel Mai, NOMA
Daniel serves as the firmwide recruiter for LS3P on the human resources team. He has previously practiced architecture in Colorado and the Washington D.C. metro area, and earned his Master of Architecture from the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). As his career evolved, he now offers expertise in both professional and university recruiting, industry partnerships, and program management, and his deep understanding of architectural practice continues to inform his work. Daniel is an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion within the field of architecture and has been instrumental in the development of LS3P’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan. Daniel is also an active ACE mentor for the Savannah Chapter. He is passionate about fostering an inclusive workplace culture, and champions opportunities for career development for people at all levels of the profession.
Community Affairs Director: Tulia Scott
Tulia is the Director of Architecture at Sizemore Group in Atlanta GA. A Trinidadian-born architect who studied and worked in both the US and the Caribbean. She is a FAMU alumni who graduated with an M.Arch. and has seventeen years combined experience in Architecture and Interior Design with a broad range of experience in Award-winning Libraries, Mixed-Use Development, Religious, and Academic Buildings as well as in Feasibility Studies and Concept Design Projects. She is a pragmatic thinker and a problem solver and focuses on equitable community development encompassing the design of both civic and educational building, housing, and other support buildings which provide the vessels for our human experience. Her main goal is to help bring the benefits of architecture and design to the people and communities who need it most and help foster strategic partnerships with other entities and providers of services that help sustain and enhance community life.
Continuing Education Director: Dewayne Thomas
Marketing Director: Dyesha Holmes
Dyesha Holmes is a 2019 graduate of Kennesaw State University’s Bachelor of Architecture program and is currently a designer at Cooper Carry, working in their planning+urban design and mixed-use studios. She was the first recipient of the ARCC King Medal, in 2019, for her architectural thesis research on “Reframing Urban Redevelopment via Women Empowerment: Sustaining Existing Community in the West End Neighborhood.” This has driven her passion for social justice design and her belief that architectural design should be based on advocacy over agency. Her passion for advocacy, both political and personal; understanding the power of design; self-development; and graphic design has led her to create her brand, Design for Purpose, in 2020. Her goal as the incoming Communications Director is to increase engagement across the NOMAtlanta social media platforms and website with current and relevant information, tools, and resources to help increase membership and membership participation.
Project Pipeline Director: Rosalie Capiral-Little
With more than a decade’s worth of design experience ranging from luxury/lifestyle hospitality, restaurants, retail & window displays, and corporate headquarters; Rosalie draws on her dynamic background to help create and manage experiential design solutions for individual clientele and target market groups.
Rosalie truly takes pride in building on her relationships. The key to success in any design project, lies in the continuous dialogue with all the stakeholders involved as well as the team collective throughout the entire design and construction process. A natural teacher, Rosalie continues to engage and mentor in Academia. She is currently active in the community as a Capstone Design Studio V/Vl Critique and Mentee at SCAD’s, Atlanta Downtown Campus.
In 2015, she also served as a Board Member and the Director of Community Outreach and Affairs for NOMA – Atlanta Chapter (National Organization for Minority Architects); engaged with local dis-enfranchised communities and their residents, Rosalie pioneered the introduction to NOMA’s National Project Pipeline Project locally here in Atlanta that would enthusiastically introduce children to Architectural programs and initiatives vital to building strong and vibrant communities.