5 PM Friday, October 6, 2017
Pascale Sablan, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP, as a Senior Associate at S9 ARCHITECTURE Pascale, joined a team of designers and architects dedicated to giving form to the client’s pragmatic needs, with a unique design approach rooted in “modern contextualism” and inspired by urban narratives. Rejecting pre-conceived ideas and stylistic preoccupations, each design solution is informed by programmatic, physical, environmental, economic and contextual forces. With over ten years, 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.
Her project approach is inspired by urbanism, technology, and sustainable design strategies. Pascale is Past President of the New York Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), serves on the NOMA National Board, is a member of the AIA’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the AIA National Planning Committee for the 2018 Design Justice Summit, as well as a Board Trustee Member for The Mary Louis Academy - a private Catholic college preparatory academy in Queens, NY.
She has been recognized for her contributions to the industry with several awards and honors, including the Building Design + Construction 40 Under 40, Emerging New York Architect Merit Award–AIA New York, and the NOMA Prize for Excellence in Design (Unbuilt) for her redesign of the Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad School Campus in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti - which was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake.
Pascale was recently featured in the CTBUH Research Paper: Ratios - Voices of Women In the Tall Building World in the same company as Jeanne Gang and Zaha Hadid. She was recently named Building Design + Construction 40 Under 40 and was featured on the Cover of the September issue of their magazine. She has given lectures at Universities and Colleges all over the US; Schools such as Columbia University, Georgia Technical College, Pratt Institute, Parsons The New School, Madison Area Technical College, and California Polytechnic State University.
In keeping with her beliefs that representation matters, Pascale curated the SAY IT LOUD exhibit at the Center for Architecture in New York City, featuring over 20 Distinguished Minority designers. Pascale is the 315th African-American female architect in the United States to attain her architectural license. As of 2017, there are only 400 African-American women who hold this distinction.
Pascale attained her Bachelor of Architecture at Pratt Institute and her Masters of Science in Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia University.