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2023

Juror: Omar is on the jury panel for the CNY Arts Onondaga County Public Arts Grant program awarding $500,000 in grants to local municipalities for public art projects.

Nomination: Omar is nominated for the prestigious WOJR/Civitella Ranieri Architecture Prize for 2024-25. “Garden Rooms: Material Inhabitation of the Margins.” A six-week-long design-build architecture residency in Umbria, Italy.

Publication:  Ali, S.O. “Collective Domestic: Theorizing the Intermediate Commons” Proceedings to ACSA 111th Annual Meeting, “In Commons,” March 2023.

Publication:  Ali, S.O., Anwar, N. “Finding Common Ground: Reimagining Suburban Housing and Public Space” Proceedings to ACSA 111th Annual Meeting, “In Commons,” March 2023.

Achievement: Nimet and Omar join the faculty at Syracuse University, School of Architecture.

Exhibition: “Evolutive Housing” in “Home, Sweet Home” at the Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design. Opening Friday, 4-6 pm, May 19, 2023, 1725 Barrone Street.

Publicity: “Home Sweet Home” exhibition opening profiled on Archinect and Bustler.

Speaking: Omar is presenting his paper, “Collective Domestic: Theorizing the Intermediate Commons” in St. Louis at the ACSA 111th Annual Meeting: In Commons.

Speaking: Nimet and Omar are presenting their paper, “Finding Common Ground: Reimagining Suburban Housing and Public Space” in St. Louis at the ACSA 111th Annual Meeting: In Commons.

Exhibition: “Evolutive Housing” at the Tulane Research, Innovation and Creativity Summit (TRICS). Wednesday- Thursday, March 1–2, 2023, Jung Hotel Grand Hall 1500 Canal Street.

2022

Juror: Omar is invited to the University of Virginia, School of Architecture for Final Reviews.

Publicity: Nimet and Omar are profiled in “New Zine: An Annual Publication of the Tulane School of Architecture”.

Speaking: Nimet joins Jenny Sabin as the respondent to her lecture, “Biosynthetic Design: Towards Adaptive Architecture” at the Tulane School of Architecture, 14 Nov 2021 5:15pm–6:30pm.

Publicity: Omar is profiled in Tulane Today as a part of the Dean’s Equity and Inclusion Initiative.

Achievement: Nimet is promoted to Visiting Assistant Professor at Tulane University, School of Architecture.

Grant: NO OFFICE receives research funding from the Phyllis Taylor Center and the Michael Sacks Chair, to study affordable and accessible middle scale housing and cooperative land ownership in Houston.

Juror: Omar is a juror for the 2021 + 2022 Architecture Student Show at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Achievement: Nimet completes the licensure process and is a Registered Architect in the state of Illinois.

2021

Publication: Keenan, J.M., Jover, M., & Ali, S.O. (2021). Climate Futures and the Digital Civic Universe. Topos: The International Review of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design. 117(1), 30–35. Infrastructures – Topos curated by West 8.

Speaking: Omar joins Germane Barnes as the respondent to his lecture, “Call Me If You Get Lost” at the Tulane School of Architecture, 1 Nov 2021 5:15pm–6:30pm.

Exhibition: “Within / Without” at Space p11, 55 E Randolph Street, Pedway Level, Chicago, 14 Sep–30 Nov 2021.

Residency:  Omar and Nimet are awarded the I(R)L: Interior Landscape Residency at Space p11, awarded exhibition with stipend.

Publicity: Omar is profiled on Archinect and E-Flux following his fellowship appointment.

Award: Omar is awarded the inaugural Architecture and Urbanism Fellowship at Tulane University, School of Architecture. As part of his two-year fellowship, he also joins the first cohort for the newly launched national Deans’ Equity and Inclusion Initiative.

2020

Publicity: Nimet and Omar are part of a team profiled in Metropolis Magazine. “Novel Architecture in the Age of the Novel Coronavirus,” by Peter Dumbadze November 24, 2020.

Award: Nimet and Omar are part of a team that received an Honorable Mention in the 2020 Burnham Prize Competition: Burnham 20/20, hosted by the Chicago Architectural Club.

Exhibition: Nimet and Omar are part of a team that contributed to a group exhibition, "In Open Air", in “Working Remotely,” Risograph Print, a83 Gallery, 83 Grand Street, New York, NY, July 31-November 1, 2020.