Pascale Sablan, senior associate at S9ARCHITECTURE, has curated an exhibition that will open January 15 titled, "SAY IT LOUD." The closing exhibition reception will take place on Wednesday, January 29 at 5:30pm following Sablan's lecture titled, "I Was Asked to Stand" at 4pm in the Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium.
This lecture and exhibition is co-hosted by the Georgia Tech School of Architecture, and the Georgia Tech chapters of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS), the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS), and Equity in Architecture.
About "SAY IT LOUD"
The exhibition features projects by the diverse design professionals, as well as quotes and video interviews on their experiences in the architecture and design professions. The concept of this exhibit is "To see our faces, hear our voices, feel our impact within the colorful tapestry of our heritage." SAY IT LOUD is the activation of a national movement of sharing, protecting and celebrating the journey of the underrepresented to inspire the next generation. SAY IT LOUD engages diverse audiences through programming organized at the time of exhibition to elevate the identities and contributions of women and diverse designers with, curated lectures, and documentaries that testify to the provided value of their built work and its spatial impact. To date, our SAY IT LOUD exhibitions have been viewed by an estimate total 35,000 visitors since January 2017. From inception, multiple online publications (such as Curbed and The Architects Newspaper) with large subscription bases have helped promote the exhibitions further expanding its impact. Featured firms expressed an increase in business which they attributed to the exhibition and reporting on SAY IT LOUD.
About Pascale Sablan
With over twelve years of experience, Sablan has been on the design team at S9ARCHITECTURE for a variety of mixed-use, commercial, cultural & residential projects in the U.S., Saudi Arabia, India, Azerbaijan, Japan, & UAE. Their most notable project is the Bronx Point Project, with 540 residential units, community facility, 10 theatre cinema and the first brick and mortar Universal Hip Hop Museum. Sablan is the 315th living African American female architect in the United States to attain her architectural license.
To engage the culture, Sablan has given lectures at Institutions such as the National Museum of African American Heritage & Culture and the United Nations Visitor Centre. She engages students through her lectures at Universities and Colleges all over the US; Columbia University, Georgia Technical College, Tuskegee University, Pratt Institute, Parsons | The New School, Madison Area Technical College and California Polytechnic State University.
She is the Founder and Executive Director of Beyond the Built Environment, LLC, positioned to uniquely address the inequitable disparities in architecture by providing a holistic platform aimed to support numerous stages of the architecture pipeline. To impact the culture, Beyond the Built Environment, elevates the identities and contributions of minority architects and designers through exhibitions, curated lectures, and documentaries that testify to the provided value of their built work and its spatial impact.
Sablan curated SAY IT LOUD exhibitions at the AIA New York, in Center for Architecture gallery, SXSW Conference 2019, A'19 and NOMA 2018 Unbounded conference which were all paired with relevant programming speaking to the mission. The SAY IT LOUD - United Nations Visitors Centre, exhibition created tremendous opportunity of exposure and echoing the call to action to the leaders of our world. After her speech at the opening of our exhibition, the United Nations generously offered to transform this exhibition into posters, translate into 8 languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian, Arabic and Kiswahili), and distributed to their information centers worldwide. SAY IT LOUD - United Nations exhibit has been displayed in Bujumbura, Geneva, Harare, Lagos, Lome, Nairobi, New Delhi, Minsk and Yaounde.
She has been recognized for her contributions to the industry with several awards, including the 2018 Pratt Alumni Achievement Award, Emerging New York Architect Merit Award and the NOMA Prize for Excellence in Design. Sablan was selected as one of 2018 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Young Architects Award Recipient and was featured in the Council of Tall Building & Urban Habitat Research Paper, in the same company as Jeanne Gang and Zaha Hadid. She was named Building Design + Construction 40 Under 40 and was featured on the Cover of the September 2017 issue of their magazine.