Colombian-American architect Paola Moya to speak March 25

March 23, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa — Architect and designer Paola Moya will deliver a lecture, "Pursuing Your Dreams and Inspiring Positive Change through Architecture," at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, in the Stuckeman Family Building Jury Space.

The lecture, co-sponsored by the Penn State student chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects, the University Park Allocation Committee, and the Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, is free and open to the public.

Moya is CEO of product design firm inNuevo, creative studio inNuevo Digital, and architectural firm Marshall Moya Design, where she also is a principal. 

Born in Bogota, Colombia, Moya holds a Colombian architecture license. She received an associate degree with honors in architecture from Montgomery College in Maryland. She then completed her Bachelor of Science degree in architecture at the Catholic University of America, where she went on to receive her M.Arch with a real estate development concentration. Moya later earned a finance certification from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania’s Executive Education program. Moya studied abroad extensively, and credits world travel for greatly expanding and influencing her career and sense of design. 

Moya was named the 2014 “Minority Business Leader” by the Washington Business Journal; 2013 “Young Entrepreneur of the Year” by the District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce; 2013 “Rising Star” by the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; and one of MEA Magazine's “25 Influential Women in Business.”

Moya graduated from the 2014 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Leadership Class and the 2015 Leadership Montgomery Core Program. She was the 2014 featured Keynote Speaker for NOMA's annual conference.

Her work has been recognized with international, national, and local design excellence awards from the American Institute of Architects (National and Wash., D.C., Chapters), the National Organization of Minority Architects, the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association, Graphic Design USA, International Design Awards (IDA), Forrec, and the American Society of Architectural Illustrators. 

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Last Updated March 24, 2015