Negin Moayer

Facility Design Specialist

 

Negin Moayer is a licensed architect, design director and founder of BNMO Design + Development where she focuses on neighborhood revitalization projects, communal public installations and architectural alterations to existing city housing to maintain the affordability and integrity of neighborhoods and avoid gentrification. BNMO projects range from a small porch renovation for a senior citizen who had difficulty navigating the City of Chicago permitting process, to a large community center in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago offering safe haven and guidance for purposeful lives.

Negin’s diverse education and work experience in the Middle East and North America allows her to acknowledge the importance of the adaptation of the built environment to its contextual culture. She has practiced this ideology throughout her work as a designer and planner at urban planning firms in Tehran, large design firms in the United States, and as a practice owner in Chicago where she has lived and worked since 2006.

As an immigrant herself, Negin works with refugee settlement organizations in Chicago offering mentorship and resettlement assistance. Her perspectives on the impact of war, immigration and foreign policy on the built environment have been published on several editorial pages. She holds a Master of Architecture and Urban Planning from UW-Milwaukee and the University of Tehran.

 

 

 

 Whatcom County Food System Plan

The Whatcom County Food System Committee recently conducted a community food assessment that pointed to key opportunities to build a more robust and resilient regional food system. New Venture Advisors will partner with Whatcom County staff and the Food System Committee to draft a Whatcom County Food System Plan that builds upon these findings. This Plan will focus on six sectors of the food system including fishing, farming, labor, food access, environment, and waste, and will be informed by an inclusive and equitable community engagement process.  The Food System Plan will provide the county with a policy roadmap that will strengthen the local food system for years to come. (2022)

 Whatcom Local Food Campus

The Whatcom Community Foundation invests in activities and organizations that improve the ability of people to help themselves, increase connections among people, and take cooperative approaches to community issues. WCF is exploring the development of a local food campus on a waterfront property that would become a multi-tenant site, anchored by a school district commissary. The goal is to strengthen Whatcom County’s local food system by promoting health equity, forging tangible strategic connections between food production organizations, and helping farmers connect with institutional markets. NVA developed the business case for this ambitious project and continues to support its development. (2022)