Pascale Sablan

Associate, Adjaye Associates | Founder and Executive Director, Beyond the Built Environment

image of Pascale Sablan behind a transparent red background with the text "I was asked to stand".

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
6 pm

AIA continuing education credits available (1 LU)

Join us for a talk with Pascale Sablan, an associate with Adjaye Associates and founder and executive director of Beyond the Build Environment. Her lecture, "I Was Asked to Stand," educates and empowers us to understand the cause and possible solutions to the disparity in the lack of representation, documentation, and acknowledgement of the great works of women and bipoc designers. This lecture is divided into five sections focusing on the history of the problems, how we can proactively change our profession and future aspiration to continue the fight for equality.

Presented by the UB chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students and the American Institute of Architecture Students

Sponsored by Kelly Hayes McAlonie and the UB Department of Architecture

Pascale Sablan.

Pascale Sablan, FAIA, NOMA, LEED AP, Associate at Adjaye Associates, with over 14 years of experience, has been on the team for a variety of mixed-use, commercial, cultural & residential projects in the U.S., Saudi Arabia, India, Azerbaijan, Japan, & UAE. Pascale is the 315th living African American female architect in the United States to attain her architectural license. To engage the culture, Pascale has given lectures at Institutions, such as the National Museum of African American History & Culture and the United Nations Visitor Centre. She lectured and engaged students at Universities and Colleges all over the United States.

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.

She has been recognized for her contributions to the industry with several awards, including the 2021 AIA Whitney M. Young. Jr Award for her advocacy efforts and ascended to the AIA College of Fellows, the youngest African American to receive that honor. She was featured in the Council of Tall Building & Urban Habitat Research Paper, in the same company as Jeanne Gang and Zaha Hadid.

In 2020 Pascale was voted President-Elect of the National Organization of Minority Architects, the 5th woman to hold this position of leadership. Mrs. Sablan holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute and a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University.