Designs For Success

African American architectural firms snag major projects

market research for the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The total cost for adding employees may be $15,000-$20,000 once space, training and other costs are included.

Access to the Internet is also becoming more important, as firms check online listings for project leads. For more information, check out AIA’s Web site at or call 202-626-7424; the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) at 202-638-1938; and the Directory of African American Architects (call 757-727-5440 to order).

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