SAY IT LOUD – NOW Virtual Exhibition Submissions Due

Diversity in South Dakota matters. Representation matters. Please consider submitting for the following exhibition!

The non-profit group, Beyond the Built Environment is calling for architectural design submissions from diverse architectural designers for the SAY IT LOUD – NOW Virtual Exhibition!

Submission: September 1, 2020 11:59pm EST 50.00 USD

Announcement of the winners: Weekly


  • One project per submission. You can submit numerous applications. 
  • Images minimum 150 dpi resolution, 10 MB each
  • Individual images, composed art boards are not recommended


  • BIPOC or Women architect, engineers, designers, artist, interiors, environmental, students and planners who had a significant role in the project being submitted.
  • BIPOC (He, She, They) or Women (of any ethnicity) 
  • Built / Unbuilt Work 
    • We strongly encourage submissions that reflect a broad and inclusive definition of design excellence. Each entry is judged for the success with which it has met its individual requirements. Submissions must exhibit design achievement that demonstrates exemplary skill and creativity in the resolution and integration of formal, functional, and technical requirements, including ecological stewardship and social responsibility. Submissions should also reflect a strong sense of place, history, and purpose.


  • Featured in the SAY IT LOUD – NOW Virtual Exhibition 
  • Profile will be included in the Great Diverse Designers Library 
  • Name, business or work will be promoted in publications, on websites and social media 
  • Per your election, application will be considered for future SIL Exhibitions
  • Potential to be featured in the Great Diverse Designers Textbook

Submission information located here: SAY IT NOW Submissions

Pascale Sablan, AIA, NOMA, LEEP AP

Pascale Sablan is one of the many architects committed to addressing the inequitable disparities in the way we practice architecture. As the founder and executive director of the non-profit Beyond the Built Environment, she has been able to help elevate “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.” Beyond the Built Environment aims to “educate the masses through formal and informal learning opportunities that introduce architecture as a bridge to fill the gaps of inequity. We collaborate with community stakeholders and organizations to crowdsource information and amplify opportunities to advocate for equitable and reflectively diverse environments. ”

(Images from

Leave a Reply