Curtis Moody, FAIA, to Deliver Ohio Dominican University's Winter Commencement Address



Moody will also receive honorary degree
Listen to his speech here.

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Ohio Dominican University’s 90th commencement ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 13 on ODU’s main campus (1216 Sunbury Rd.) in Alumni Hall.  Parking is available in the visitor’s lots west of Sunbury Road.  This year’s commencement speaker will be former ODU Trustee and local community business leader Curtis (Curt) J. Moody, President/CEO of Moody•Nolan, Inc. Moody will also receive an honorary degree, Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa.

In 1982, Moody founded his architectural business, and in 1984, partnered with Howard E. Nolan, PE, to create Moody•Nolan.  Today he serves as the principal-in-charge for more than $1 billion in construction, leading the firm to become the largest minority-owned and operated architectural design firm in the nation.  With more than 35 years of experience, Moody has designed more than $4 billion of building construction. He is the recipient of the prestigious Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award as an outstanding African American Architect in the United States. His designs have captured 28 design awards from the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA); more awards than any other minority firm in the United States. Additionally, the firm has captured 134 awards from local, state and national organizations.


Moody’s philosophy for growing the firm has been simple: “Be easy to work with.” He has instilled this philosophy throughout the firm, and its success is evidenced by Moody•Nolan’s large number of repeat clients. Moody-Nolan was awarded the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Ohio Gold Medal Firm Award in 2006 and Moody himself was awarded the AIA Ohio Gold Medal Award in 2007. Recently, he was appointed for a second term to serve as a peer reviewer for the Architect/Engineer selection panel for the General Services Administration’s Design Excellence Program.  Moody received his B.S. in Architecture from The Ohio State University in 1973 and resides in Columbus.