Iheanyi Ngumezi, Assoc. AIA, NOMA
2016 SFNOMA President
Iheanyi is an Architectural Assistant at the City of San Francisco Building Design Construction Division. He has over 6 years architecture experience in the Local Government Sector. He obtained his Masters of Architecture from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2011 and he is currently working towards licensure. Iheanyi has held numerous positions of leadership. In 2008, he founded and served as President of the American Institute of Architecture Students Chapter at Academy of Art University. From 2009 – 2011 he served as the Student Director North for the AIA California Council. He served as Co-Chair of AIAS West Quad Conference in 2012. He has been a NOMA member since 2012.
June A. Grant, RA, NOMA
SFNOMA Vice President
Ms. Grant is founding Principal of blink!LAB architecture, a boutique, research-based architecture practice focused on adaptive and transformative sustainable development. With a Master's Degree in Architecture from Yale University, she has completed a wide range of work from individual buildings to urban scale. She sees architecture as a creative challenge. To excel is an obligation to practice and research. As Vice President of SFNOMA, Ms. Grant focuses on developing the public image and social value of the Bay Area chapter.
Valerie Smith, NOMA
2016 SFNOMA Treasurer
Valerie Smith is a senior consultant at Charles M. Salter Associates, an acoustical consulting firm in San Francisco. Since joining the firm in 2012, she has collaborated and consulted on a wide range of projects, including the acoustical design for multi-family housing, corporate offices, educational facilities, and tenant improvement projects. Ms. Smith combined her love for music, architecture, and engineering into a Bachelor of Science degree in Acoustical Engineering from Purdue University.
Prescott Reavis, NOMA, LEED BD+C, SEED
SFNOMA Project Pipeline Director + Instructor
Prescott is accredited in Sustainable Design, certified in Social Economic Environmental Design and has completed all of his Architecture Registration Exams, he has spent the majority of his career focusing on the programming, planning, designing and the construction of buildings which enhance the community in areas of healing, learning and discovery internationally.
Paul Nabena, NOMA
2016 SFNOMA Historian
Paul is passionate about art and architecture. His design philosophy gives more importance to the needs of the user and how they experience the spaces rather than simply on the act of form making. Mr. Nabena's professional experience includes commercial, residential and landscape design both in the U.S. and in Nigeria. As Historian for SFNOMA Mr. Nabena is charged with documenting our activities and events with photography and video. Paul holds B.Arch from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology in Nigeria and a M.Arch from the Academy of Art University.
Julia Weatherspoon, NOMA
SFNOMA Recording Secretary
Shelley Davis Robert, NOMA
Ex Officio 2012 - 2014 SFNOMA President
Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, Mrs. Roberts earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA and a Master of Architecture Degree from U.C. Berkeley. Shelley has been working in the field of Architecture for sixteen years as a designer, educator and project manager. Mrs. Roberts' main professional focus has been on affordable multifamily housing, she also has experience with a broad range of project types including schools, private residences, retail and sacred spaces. Theater set design is another realm of exploration that has evolved from her fifteen years as a performing artist exploring issues of identity, culture and community through modern dance. Mrs. Roberts is also a former instructor at the City College of San Francisco where she taught Architecture and Diversity for 7 years. Mrs. Roberts' work and teaching experience combined with her continued dedication to the arts has informed and guided her work in diversified community development and exploration of identity and culture in architecture. As former president of SFNOMA, she is providing her guidance as Ex Officio to the new executive board.