Sanford Garner

Sanford  Garner Sanford is the National President of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and President and Founding Partner of A2SO4, a design firm, where his primary area of focus is historic preservation, master planning, urban design, and project assessment.  A 1993 graduate of Howard University of Howard University, he has also spent time studying at Helsinki University in Helsinki, Finland; and UCLA.  His work has received such notable recognitions as “Best in American Living for Best Smart Growth Community” by the National Association of Home Builders magazine, “Awards for Excellence” from the Urban Land Institute, and the “Implementing Smart Growth Award” from the American Planning Association as well as numerous awards and citation for community development and design. Sanford felt honored to receive the Governor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business & Entrepreneurship in 2002.  He was recognized in the 2004 Indianapolis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and most recently in the 2009 Building Design+Construction’s 40 Under 40 and awarded the Juliet Peddle Award, at the 2009 Ohio Valley Regional AIA Conference.  In June, he was named one of eleven of the America Institute of Architects “Young Architects.”