American Institute of Architects Honors Pascale Saint-Louis Sablan ’01

Congratulations to Pascale Saint-Louis Sablan – TMLA Class of 2001 and Trustee Emerita, on her elevation at the Kennedy Center to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, an honor granted to only 3% of all AIA Members nationwide.   AIA Fellows are recognized for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. According to the AIA Archivist, Pascale is the youngest African American to receive this honor in organization’s 164 year legacy.

We thank you for building a better world for us all, Pascale, we are so very proud of you!

Pascale is now curating Say It Loud an exhibition that elevates the work of BIPOC and women designers working in built environment fields. This juried exhibition features participants from the region where it travels to. Pascale is founder and executive director of Beyond the Built Environment, that strives to increase representation in the field of design, a mission that includes “engaging community through architecture to advocate equitable, reflectively diverse environments.”

Pascale’s own journey in the field of architecture prompted her to tackle issues related to lack of representation, as well as the detrimental effects that misplaced architecture has on BIPOC communities. A strong advocate of betterment for everyone, she promotes fact that greater diversity enriches all our lives. The exhibition features projects as well as biographical interviews with selected participants. This international exhibition series has been seen by over 35,000 people since it began in 2017.

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