NYCBW Role Model Program 2018

The NYCBW Role Model Program has supported hundreds of young ladies for over 30 years. The organization has provided thousands of dollars in scholarships to further the education of these girls. The program identifies young ladies who demonstrate leadership potential as well as those who they feel will benefit from the program at large. Our very own, Yvette Richardson has a been role model for the program since 2016. The program took place on April 3rd.  


Say It Loud: Remember Slavery: Triumphs and Struggles for Freedom and Equality

The Say It Loud Remember Slavery: Triumphs and Struggles for Freedom and Equality Exhibit is an exhibit that features 10 male and 11 female African architects who has changed society through their work and creative talent. The theme of the exhibit celebrates the gains of people of African decent from slavery to present. Say It Loud: Remember Slavery will be on display from 5-28 March 2018 in the Visitors Lobby at United Nations Headquarters New York . Our very own Richard Franklin will be featured in this exhibit. 

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SRW sponsors LISC NYC`s Big Apple Innovation Awards

SRW is very proud to be a leader sponsor for LISC NYC`s Big Apple Innovation Award hosted January 26th 2016 in New York City. Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has been engaged in turning New City neighborhoods into a good place to live, a good place to do business and a good place to raise families. They have dedicated for over 30 years by providing both technical and financial assistance for developing the infrastructures of the communities. LISC have been a great part of community development, making it better and more comfortable for people all around the city. 

NOMA National meeting in Phoenix AZ

As a Membership Chair for NYCOBA NOMA, Erasmus attended the NOMA National meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. The main purpose of the meeting is to promote and makes sure that the mission and goals of the organization is followed. The national meeting is for the board members of NOMA, where the members plans, programs and make sure there are enough resources for all local chapters and to help the local chapters in areas where they need assistance. 

MAX bond lecture - Archtober 2015

October is NYC’s Architecture and Design month. Throughout that month, there are activities, programs and exhibitions taking place all over the city. The purpose of this annual event is to remind everyone how important architecture and design is in everyday life.  This year, Yvette attended the annual Max Bond Lecture, titled Conversations Community presented by Phil Freelon, FAIA, NOMA a progressive leader in architecture, managing director at Perkins & Will and founder of the Freelon Group. The talk focused on design for community, buildings for civic, cultural and educational clients that bring design excellence to everyday people.

Richard presents at the annual NOMA Conference

At the annual 2015 NOMA conference Richard presented the topic of landscape resilience and changing place with Elizabeth Kennedy, principal of Elisabeth Kennedy Landscape Architect.  Theydiscussed issues where resilience are reshaping ideas of neighborhoods in ways not fully anticipated and, how oftentimes parts are overlooked that are significant for the resiliency puzzle.  

NOMA RISE Conference 2015

The National Organization of Minority Architects hosted their Annual National Conference & Exposition for the 43rd time. This year it took place in New Orleans, Louisiana and SRW was present in full force with Yvette, Erasmus, Richard, Cappy and Natasha in attendance. This year NOMA`s conference theme was RISE: Social Justice by design. It emphasized how NOMA has always been engaged in communities and continues to promote social equality in the design processes. 

NYCOBA NOMA - Arch of a Career Symposium

Yvette and Erasmus attended an event that was hosted by NYCOBA NOMA and the AIA Diversity & Inclusion Committee of AIA NYC called Arch of a Career Symposium at the Center for Architecture on August 1, 2015. The purpose of this event is to invest in raising visibility among architects in the industry by achieving personal branding. George Miller was the keynote speaker and there were several of panel discussions to learn and understand the importance of brand and self-promotion. 

BxW Exhibit Opening and Awards Presentation

Built by Women, also known as BxW, is an educational and social initiative, celebrating women’s contribution to the built environment. They wish to empower the diversity of women working in different profession by recognizing and supporting their work. Orah attended the BxW March 2, 2015 by going to their exhibition that took place at the Center for Architecture, the NYC headquarters for AIA. The exhibition exhibited 98 different sites created by women in engineering, architecture and construction industries. It was an amazing event that created awareness in industries where women are a minority.  


October is the Architecture and Design month. Throughout the month, there are activities, programs and exhibitions taking place all over the city. The purpose of this annual event is to remind everyone how important architecture and design is in everyday life. It is everywhere. Richard attended the Max Bond Lecture October 27th 2014, which was an annual series of design talks in memory of J. Max Bond Jr. Yvette attended another event October 18th, 2014 called “Building of The Year” that took place at 40 Vanderbilt Navy Green Supportive Housing in Brooklyn.