Alumnus Curt Moody named to Office of Diversity and Inclusion Hall of Fame

Posted: June 24, 2021

Curtis J. Moody, FAIA, NOMA, NCARB, LEED AP (BSArch ’73), founder and CEO of Moody Nolan, has been named to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Hall of Fame. The newly established ODI Hall of Fame honors “exemplary and sustained leadership to the ideals of diversity, equity, inclusion, and community engagement,” and celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Ohio State’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. ODI will hold an awards ceremony on June 23 and 24 to honor the awardees.

Born in 1950, Curtis Moody became a renowned architect who built the largest Black-owned and managed design firm in the country. An Ohio State basketball team walk-on, Moody was the principal architect for many projects on the Columbus campus including the new Ohio Union, the Covelli Center, the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, and Value City Arena. A community-minded native son of Columbus, Moody has been honored by the city for his work on the city Near East Side designing and renovating theatres, schools, and parks.

Read Buckeye Engineering's recent Q&A with Curt and his son, David, a fellow alumnus and entrepreneur who launched civil engineering firm Moody Engineering in 2014.