AIA Virginia is proud to announce that Pascale Sablan, AIA will be a 2019 Keynote Speaker at Architecture Exchange East. Pascale was named one of 25 Young Architects to Watch in 2019 by Architizer and recognized with the 2018 AIA Young Architects Award. She is an architect, mentor, intrapreneur and a passionate advocate for bringing visibility and voice to the issues concerning minority architects. She’ll share her insights and experiences at ArchEx on Thursday, Nov. 7 during the General Session. Registration for the conference opens on Sept. 4.

She’s a Senior Associate at S9ARCHITECTURE as well as the Founder and Executive Director of Beyond the Built Environment. Pascale is the 315th living African American female architect in the United States to attain her architectural license. She was recently appointed to AIA New York’s Board of Directors and to the AIA National Strategic Planning Committee to help develop the 2020-2024 strategic plan for the organization.

AIA Virginia is also pleased to collaborate with Pascale Sablan to bring SAY IT LOUD VIRGINIA to ArchEx 2019. The exhibition features projects by the diverse design professionals that contribute to Virginia’s rich built environment. The SAY IT LOUD series of exhibitions has been featured at A’18, South by Southwest, NOMA 2018 Unbounded, and the United Nations Visitors Center. In fact, the SAY IT LOUD – United Nations exhibition has been translated and displayed in Bujumbura, Geneva, Harare, Lagos, Lome, Nairobi, New Delhi, Minsk and Yaounde.

About Architecture Exchange East
ArchEx is AIA Virginia’s annual conference and expo. This year, it takes place at the Greater Richmond Convention Center from Nov. 6–8, 2019. We’ll be bringing together the brightest minds and most engaging speakers to explore the theme of culture.

About Pascale Sablan

Pascale Sablan, AIA, is a Senior Associate at S9ARCHITECTURE. With more than eleven years of experience, she has been on the design team for a variety of mixed-use, commercial, cultural, and residential projects in the U.S., Saudi Arabia, India, Azerbaijan, Japan, and UAE.

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. Pascale 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.

She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute and a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from the Columbia University. Pascale has given lectures at Institutions, Universities and Colleges all over the US; Schools such as Columbia University, Georgia Technical College, Tuskegee University, Pratt Institute, Parsons The New School, Madison Area Technical College and California Polytechnic State University and Institution such as the National Museum of African American Heritage & Culture and the United Nations Visitor Centre.

About Beyond the Built Environment

Beyond the Built Environment, is uniquely positioned to address the inequitable disparities in architecture by providing a holistic platform aimed to support numerous stages of the architecture pipeline. 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.