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Structure agency brings ‘range and sensitivity’ to native communities

(Director of Operations for Moody Nolan Atlanta, Linda Nunnelly. Picture Credit score: Bria Suggs/ The Atlanta Voice)

Moody Nolan is the most important black-owned and operated structure agency within the nation. The agency is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, however has workplaces in ten different cities, together with Atlanta.

The corporate expanded to Atlanta in 2017 and is situated within the artwork district downtown.

Linda Nunnelly is the director of operations, and describes her place as doing “no matter it takes for us to achieve success.” She graduated from Howard College with a level in structure and has been working within the area for nearly 20 years, most of which have been spent with Moody Nolan.

When requested what made her need to work for the agency, she merely stated that it was “the story” that not solely drew her in however made her keep.

Nunnelly discovered that the corporate being family-owned and numerous to be enticing.

“Our firm was based by Curt Moody,” Nunnelly stated. “Curt Moody was an Ohio State basketball participant and majored in structure. When Curt got here out of faculty, he ended up drafting, and was advised he might be a drafter or be an architect and run his personal agency.”

He opened Moody and Associates in 1982. When Moody was simply beginning out, it was simply himself and a graduate scholar. By the top of their first yr, he partnered with Howard E. Nolan and associates, an engineering agency, and Moody Nolan was born.

Moody named his son Jonathon because the CEO in 2020, and in 2021, the agency acquired the American Institute of Architects Award.

The corporate has grown over time, however not with out challenges.

“The trade is predominantly not run by minorities,” Nunnelly stated. “We confronted challenges simply rising into different markets. We confronted challenges changing into the lead designer on tasks.”

Having range in structure is vital to Nunnelly as a result of she believes it’s the prospect to deliver forth totally different views.

“Bringing range and sensitivity as a agency to a few of our purchasers and a few of our markets is crucial,” Nunnelly stated. “We work in city colleges, and with the ability to deliver a design group that appears numerous to a shopper who doesn’t see range, that opens up doorways. Not just for nice design that affect our communities however children seeing architects and considering ‘I may be that.’”

With a workers of roughly 42% girls, Nunnelly believes within the agency reflecting the communities that they serve.

Moody Nolan Atlanta has labored on Roosevelt Corridor, Central Library, and likewise might be renovating Morris Brown’s Fountain Corridor.

There’s additionally a chance that the agency’s Legacy Home venture will make it to Atlanta sooner or later. Legacy Home is an initiative the place Moody Nolan designs, builds and provides away a house.


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