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Valarie Franklin
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Valarie brings more than 22 years of experience with a wide variety of projects including healthcare, corporate, religious and institutional architectural design and documentation. Valarie maintains a thorough knowledge of developing technologies and design concepts, has written several published articles, possesses building information modeling experience, and the ability to communicate through all levels of project delivery and design. The Nashville, Tennessee, native proudly founded the local Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and is immediate past president, serves on the AIA Tennessee Architects Political Action Committee (TAPAC) as a board member and was 2020 President.

Valarie also contributes to her native city of Nashville by serving on Metro Development and Housing Agency’s Design Review Board as well as the architect member on the Plumbing Board of Appeals. She is deeply attuned to the political, social and cultural pulse of Nashville and works to find the time to make impactful contributions to her industry and community while being an integral team member at Moody Nolan.

Valarie was honored by the American Institute of Architects as a Citizen Architect for bringing her insights, talents, training, and experience to make positive contributions to her community through engagement. Additionally, she was selected as the recipient for the 2021 Presidential Award given by the AIA Tennessee Chapter President for service above and beyond for the profession.