Perspective on Design, Firm Ownership, and Breaking Boundaries in the AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Owner) Industry
Moody will provide his insights on career pathways, work completed rooted in new design concepts and his overall take on the industry as a whole. His presentation will be particularly focused on lessons learned as he has navigated through new technologies, growing diversity and the modern built environment.
Curtis is the founder of Moody Nolan, the largest African American-owned architecture firm in the US. His firm has designed the Wintrust Arena at McCormick Square, in Chicago; Marriott’s Moxy Hotel in Columbus; and the International African American History Museum slated to open in South Carolina later this year. The firm’s designs have won more than 330 design citations, including 49 from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and 45 the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). Moody himself has won a number of accolades and awards, including the Whitney M. Young Jr Award, the Distinguished Service Award from The Ohio State University, the AIA Ohio Gold Medial Award and most recently the 2021 AIA National Architecture Firm Award. They call him the Rewriter of Rules because Moody’s perspectives on Design, Firm Ownership and Breaking Boundaries in the AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Owner) Industry has made him an iconic figure in the field of construction.