Earlier this month, eight people from the firm’s New York office joined the NOMA HBCU Professional Development Program’s first event of the year to prepare students for upcoming career fairs.
In the virtual event, KPF volunteers joined other professionals to meet with 22 students from historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) in the program, offering mentorship guidance and resume and portfolio review. The Development Program hosts several events and workshops throughout the academic year to support students from HBCUs pursuing careers in architecture. This is KPF’s third year in supporting the program hosted by the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), continuing the firm’s ongoing outreach to increase diversity and inclusion.
NOMA and the NOMA Charitable Education Foundation have partnered with the HBCU’s with accredited architecture programs across the country to foster opportunities for architecture firms to engage in mentorship, recruiting, and general networking with talented yet underrepresented students studying architecture. Learn more here.