July 8 Opening Keynote

Antoine Bryant, Assoc. AIA

All of Antoine Bryant’s work is rooted in empowering disenfranchised indigenous populations, ensuring they have a definitive voice in improving their communities. He’ll share his unique perspective on selling sustainable design with Kim Yao, AIA, and moderator Laura Lesniewski, FAIA.

Antoine Bryant


Antoine Bryant, Assoc. AIA, is a community engagement expert with over 25 years of experience in the planning, design, development, and empowerment of underserved communities. He has deep knowledge around the demanding language of government regulations and standards, having successfully completed and received funding for HUD 202, 811, and 203K projects that utilize CDBG and HOME funds and low-income housing tax credits. He is also an advocate for high-potential communities, leading public engagement efforts throughout the country and abroad.

As executive director of Row House Community Development Corporation (Row House CDC), Antoine managed and directed the construction of the award-winning Row House Duplexes, the newest quality affordable housing in Houston’s Third Ward in over 15 years. He also served as a public engagement lead with Houston’s METRO, resulting in an 500% increase in critical community engagement activities during his tenure. Currently, Antoine serves as a project manager and director of business development for the Houston office of Moody Nolan, a nationally recognized architecture firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. The nation’s largest design firm under African American leadership, Moody Nolan is excited to bring its innovative designs Houston, including two major educational facilities located in historic African American neighborhoods.

Nationally, Antoine serves on the board of directors for the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) as the director of strategic partnerships, establishing relationships with affiliated organizations and firms who are aligned with NOMA’s vision. Additionally, he was appointed to the ACE Mentorship National Board of Directors and serves as a health equity co-chair for International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). Locally, Antoine plays a tremendous role in the growth of the City of Houston as a member of the City of Houston Planning Commission and serving as secretary on the board of directors of the OST/Almeda Redevelopment Authority (TIRZ #7).

Keynote Panel: Selling Sustainability to Your Clients
July 8 at 1:00pm