Advocacy By Design with Pascale Sablan

Pascale Sablan, AIA, is an award winning architect and mentor in New York City. Pascale seeks excellence and humanity in all of her projects while providing a resounding voice for the issues facing women architects and architects of color. She’s also only the 315th black female architect to obtain licensure in the US - and she wants you to know it. She has lectured at colleges and universities across the US, is a 2018 AIA Young Architects Award recipient, a past president of the New York Coalition of Black Architects (NYCOBA), and serves on the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) national board as the Northeast Regional Vice President and Historian.

Pascale is currently a Senior Associate at S9 Architecture in New York City. Previously she had been an associate at the New York’s FXFOWLE Architects for more than a decade. As a member of FXFOWLE’s design team, she contributed to a number of commercial, cultural, and residential projects in the U.S., Asia, and the Middle East.

Dedicated to developing a more humane society, Sablan has a passion for architecture and social responsibility that is unsurpassed. While her many accomplishments speak for themselves, her prominent voice for women and architects of color is perhaps the most important one.

In this episode, Pascale speaks about her career journey and how she developed her advocacy voice, and shares her candid thoughts about motherhood and the architecture profession. Pascale also talks about what she and others at NYCOBA and NOMA are doing to educate and empower minority architects and inspire the next generation.


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