Moody Nolan: Building a Legacy of More Inclusive Cities

The largest African American-owned firm in the U.S. and their work helping to build inclusive communities.

Moody Nolan: Building a Legacy of More Inclusive Cities

Curated by Curtis J. Moody, Curtis J. Moody, FAIA, NOMA, NCARB, LEED AP (BSArch ’73), and Jonathan Moody, 

Many of Moody Nolan’s projects face the challenges of deeply rooted systematic failures—slavery, failure to invest in proper infrastructure, and zoning regulations that place residents with a lack of social support. The exhibition shares examples of our work with communities and neighborhoods that experienced a decline due to bad policy and lack of investment.

As the largest African American architectural firm in the country, with an insatiable search for diversity, we look to learn from the past. Many systemic issues our projects face also personally impact our staff. This shared experience creates a connection with our clients and the communities they serve. Architecture has the power to create social inequity, but now more than ever, it has the power to inspire positive change. The work we do and the culture that surrounds our firm enable us to realize a better tomorrow.