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SoCalNOMA Presents: A Lecture with Zena Howard, AIA

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SoCalNOMA Presents: A Lecture with Zena Howard, AIA
May 6, 2017 1:00 pm
$30 General Admission, $10 for full-time students, free for NOMA members. AWA+D members receive a $10 discount with coupon code SOCALNOMA.
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Marsee Auditorium, El Camino College
16007 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance, CA
United States

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April 1, 2017

AWA+D is proud to partner with the National Organization of Minority Architects, Southern California Chapter, as they host a lecture by architect Zena Howard of Perkins+Will.

Zena Howard, AIA, LEED AP was the point person for the Smithsonian Institution in executing the design and construction of the nearly 400,000-square-foot 10 level National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). The museum is one of the most sustainable national museums ever built and the greenest of all Smithsonian Institution buildings. As Senior Project Manager for the NMAAHC, Ms. Howard managed the Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup team of four architecture firms and 29 consultants throughout pre-design, design, construction documentation, and fast-track construction.

See and hear an in-depth presentation about the concepts behind the design and construction of one of the United States most recent iconic buildings. Ms. Howard will accentuate her specialized architectural design goals such as environmental stewardship, historically-significant building preservation, and community economic development. She will share the works of past projects as well as projects in design such as the new museum for Motown Records.


Purchase tickets through the SoCalNOMA Events page. $30 General Admission, $10 for full-time students with valid ID, free for NOMA members. AWA+D members receive a $10 discount with coupon code SoCalNOMA applied at purchase. No refunds or exchanges will be accepted.


Parking permits are required for all events at El Camino College. You may purchase a $5 daily parking permit on the day of the performance (cash only). Parking permits must be displayed on dashboard. Should you have any questions regarding parking, please contact the Ticket Office or visit our college website:

More About Zena Howard & NMAAHC

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Meet Zena Howard, The Architect Behind D.C.’s African American Museum

4 upcoming projects will celebrate African-American history: Architects Phil Freelon and Zena Howard of Perkins + Will’s North Carolina practice are at the helm

NBC News story on the NMAAHC: Meet Phil Freelon, the Architect Behind the Newest Smithsonian

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