2022 Board of Directors

2022 NOMAtlanta Board of Directors

Celebrating Diversity in The Atlanta Design Community



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 College of Arts in San Francisco, California.

Vice President: Shelly-Anne Tulia Scott, AIA, NOMA, NCARB, LEED BD+C

A Trinidadian-born architect who studied and worked in both the US and the Caribbean, Tulia is a FAMU alumnus 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 buildings, 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.

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, improve organizational effectiveness and develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for completing projects on time and within budget.

Secretary: Linda Nunnelly, LEED AP, nOMA

Linda Nunnelly is an Associate Principal and Director of Atlanta Operations for Moody Nolan, Inc.  A graduate of Howard University School of Architecture and Planning, Linda has spent more than twenty years in the design industry, successfully leading award-winning multi-million dollar projects in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions.  Her portfolio includes K-12 and collegiate education, community recreation, civic/institutional,  healthcare, and multi-family/ mixed-use projects.

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. 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: 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.

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

 

Academic Affairs Director: Natallie Santiago-Rodriguez, Associate AIA

Natallie Santiago Rodríguez, a recent graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, is an Associate with LS3P. A native of Carolina, Puerto Rico, Natallie has developed a diverse portfolio of work including commercial, higher education, and hospitality projects since joining LS3P.  While at SCAD, Natallie co-founded Embodied Evolution, a student design competition that investigates the fusion between architecture, fashion, and human form using digital fabrication, was a member of Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society and volunteered with Habitat of Humanity. 

Community Affairs Director: DeMauri Mumphrey

DeMauri Mumphrey is an emerging professional that has recently assumed the position of Architectural Designer for Copper Carry’s Atlanta Office and Guest Lecturer/course creator for the University of Tennessee’s College of Architecture and Design. In May of 2021, DeMauri obtained her Bachelors of Architecture Degree from the University of Tennessee. Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, DeMauri’s peaked interest in Architecture came in the form of a critique of the industry. It was through witnessing (and experiencing) the predatory nature of gentrification that DeMauri began to realize that her purpose was to make a difference in the field. While early in her career, DeMauri has already begun making great strides towards her passion of utilizing architecture and design as a method of advocacy for a more just and equitable world. During the final year of her undergraduate studies at the University of Tennessee, DeMauri co-created and taught her very own upper-level professional elective for the College of Architecture and Design; “Race and The American City.”

Continuing Education Director: Dewayne Thomas

 

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Director: Taylour Upton, Associate AIA

Taylour M. Upton is an Architectural Designer currently at Cooper Carry and is working towards becoming a licensed Architect.  Ms. Upton acquired her Master of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati (DAAP) in 2020 and her B.S. in Architecture with a minor degree in Women’s Studies from The Ohio State University in 2015.

Taylour continually works to promote and implement #designequity as a lifelong pursuit in the profession and built environment.  She frequently collaborates with other organizations such as the AIA and the Black Women in Architecture (BWA) Network to further EDI initiatives.

Communications, Public Relations & Marketing Director: Ken Higa, NOMA, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP

Ken Higa hails from Honolulu, Hawaii, and is a fourth-generation Japanese-American. He is currently an Associate Principal and the Higher Education Practice Leader for The Beck Group in Atlanta. A registered architect with thirty years of experience, Ken’s career has been shaped by exploring and building connections between design, business, higher education, and philanthropy. Ken received a BArch from Rensselaer and an MBA from Georgia State University. Throughout his career, Ken has served in leadership roles for a variety of professional and community organizations and is currently active with the Architects Foundation, the Society for College and University Planning, Charles R. Drew Charter School, IIDA Georgia Chapter, Roots Down Georgia, and the Georgia State University Panther Athletic Club.

Rosalie Caparal-Little

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.

 

Finance Director: Melvin Smith