SAY IT LOUD — created by Beyond the Built Environment and curated by Pascale Sablan, FAIA, NOMA — 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: South Dakota has wrapped up its first exhibition in Sioux Falls at the Washington Pavilion and we are looking forward to upcoming exhibitions in the next few years to continue elevating those who contribute our local communities throughout the state! See video below as a testament to the impact this exhibit has started to make within our industry.
SAY IT LOUD South Dakota is made possible by generous support from McGough Construction, Lloyd Companies, Gage Brothers, Koch Hazard Architects, Interstate Office Products, Journey Group, Syverson Tile & Stone, the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation, the Sioux Falls Women’s Alliance, Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center, and the South Dakota chapter of NAWIC.
Pascale Sablan is a visionary architect, activist and leader who has dedicated her career to making the built environment more equitable and just. With over 15 years of experience in the field, Pascale is a trailblazer who is breaking barriers and inspiring the next generation of architects.
As an Associate Principal at Adjaye Associates, Pascale has been a key member of the team for numerous projects around the world. Her work is characterized by a commitment to excellence, innovation and sustainability, and she has been recognized as one of the most influential architects of her generation.
In addition to her work as an architect, Pascale is the founder of Beyond the Built Environment, a non-profit organization that seeks to empower women and people of color in the architecture industry. Through a variety of initiatives, including an annual conference and a mentorship program, the organization provides opportunities for education, mentorship and professional development.
Pascale is also a leader in the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), serving as the Global President of the organization. In this role, she is working to promote diversity and equity in the architecture profession and to ensure that the voices of underrepresented communities are heard and valued.
Pascale’s ultimate goal is to realize a just world, where everyone has access to the benefits of good design. She believes that architecture has the power to shape our lives and that by promoting diversity and equity in the profession, we can create spaces that are more inclusive, accessible and welcoming for all people.
Allison Dvorak, AIA, CPHC, is a member of the AIA South Dakota Board of Directors, liaison to the Emerging Professionals and Communication committees, and an architect in Sioux Falls. She received her M.Arch from North Dakota State University and continues to develop her Master’s thesis of researching and implementing design theories focused on human centered design through speaking engagements, design practice, and one-on-one client education. Allison lives in Sioux Falls with her husband, son and daughter.