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Moody Nolan Inc.
African American AIA Fellow

SAY IT LOUD - NOMA 50th Exhibition
SAY IT LOUD - Washington DC Exhibitor

Ohio Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?



The great designer, Curtis J. Moody the Award-winning architectural designer has been involved in the design of several billion dollars in construction over his 48-year career. A winner of the prestigious Whitney M. Young, Jr. award as an outstanding African American Architect in the United States in 1992, Curt’s designs have won more than 300 design citations, including 48 from AIA and 44 from NOMA, more awards than any other minority architectural firm in the United States.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?
When I was in the 7th grade. I always knew I was interested in drawing and what I wanted to do but didn’t know it was called Architecture.

What do you do?
I oversee our Design Studio, Studio 9. I work with them hands on often times leading specific design efforts.

What excites you in the work you do?
The clients and the challenges and opportunities that come with them.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?
Seeing my son Jonathan transition from a Designer within the firm to CEO of the company.

Year of Elevation: 


Featured Project Name: 
The Connor Group Corporate Headquarters
Featured Project Location: 
Miamisburg, OH
Featured Project Completion Date: 

Role in Featured Project: 
Lead Designer
Featured Project Description:
The Connor Group Headquarters is ideally situated in a high growth area of suburban Dayton, Ohio and serves as an iconic statement for the firm’s brand. The result is a sleek, sculptured celebration of 21st Century materiality. The buildings angled and sloped envelope changes as one travels around the building. As a progressive company, the interior of the facility capitalizes on the latest technologies and environmental planning concepts allowing for more efficient and functional environments.

Photography Credit:
Brad Feinknopf

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