Bryan W. Hudson, NOMA, AIA
Principal Architect, Owner
Bryan Wendell Hudson
Architect & Activist
Growing up on the South Side of Chicago and experiencing strong minority leadership from his parents and mentors shaped the thoughts and practices of Bryan Wendell Hudson, especially in the practice of Architecture.
With over 20 years of experience in architectural design and construction, Hudson brings unique expertise and insight into the field of Architecture. Hudson is a licensed Architect in the state of Illinois. In 2009, he founded and is President of SOMA Design Consultants, an architectural design and construction management firm. SOMA Design specializes in residential design, small to medium commercial design, and religious and educational development.
At Soma Design Consultants, Hudson seeks to constantly provide timely professional services to all clients no matter the size of the project. Specialties include new construction, renovations, room additions, adaptive reuse for existing structures, and Construction Management and Administration.
Hudson is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, obtaining his bachelors in Architecture in 1997. Always looking to give back and help other minorities achieve success, Hudson serves on several organizations geared to educating minority youth in Architectural practices. Since 1994, Hudson has been a member of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). In 2002, Hudson was nominated and elected as Treasurer. He then went on to serve as Vice President and, as of 2017, is serving as the President of the organization.
Hudson also serves as the Chairman of NAACP ACT-SO Chicago Southside Chapter. At ACT-SO, Hudson is heavily involved with mentoring the students. He assisted students to bring back ACT-SO Gold and Silver Medalist in Architecture in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Over the 10 years of being a volunteer and sitting as chair, Hudson has mentored and introduced the field of architecture to over 150 students.
Bryan W. Hudson has received leadership awards from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Most recently, Hudson received the 2016 Mentorship Award from Osmosis: Dreams, Self-Expression, & Community for his leadership in empowering generations of self-expressers, dreamers and communities.