Guest Speakers for 2021 SCE Graduate and Undergraduate Recognition Ceremonies

SCE leadership is delighted to announce the Guest Speakers for our 2021 SCE Graduate and Undergraduate Recognition Ceremonies. We look forward to the festivities!

SCE Graduate Recognition Ceremony May 12, 2021
Pascale Sablan

Pascale Sablan, FAIA, NOMA, LEED AP, is the 2021 AIA Whitney M. Young. Jr Award recipient for her advocacy efforts and ascended to the AIA College of Fellows, the youngest African American to receive that honor. In 2020 Pascale was voted President-Elect of the National Organization of Minority Architects, the 5th woman to hold this position of leadership. An Associate at Adjaye Associates, Pascale has been on the team for a variety of mixed-use, commercial, cultural & residential projects in the U.S., Saudi Arabia, India, & UAE. Pascale is the 315th living African American female architect in the U.S. Pascale has given lectures at Institutions, such as the National Museum of African American History & Culture and the United Nations Visitor Centre. She has lectured and engaged students at Universities and Colleges all over the nation. Pascale is the Founder and Executive Director of Beyond the Built Environment, (BBE) positioned to uniquely address the inequitable disparities in architecture by providing a holistic platform aimed to support numerous stages of the architecture pipeline. Pascale holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute and a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University. Learn more about Ms. Sablan and her advocacy efforts with Beyond the Built Environment through the project, SAY IT LOUD.   


SCE Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony May 13, 2021 
James Garrett Jr

James Garrett Jr, AIA, NOMA, is a 2004 Parsons MArch alumnus, a 2020 AIA Minneapolis Gold Medal recipient, and was also recently a guest speaker for our Obsidian group. Mr. Garrett Jr. artistically creates technologically advanced, resilient design that articulates an evolving comprehension of the 21st century city. As a visual artist, writer, and architect, he creatively expresses the urban condition through inspired design. His work employs diverse media to explore complex theoretical topics from a unique, ethno-experiential perspective. Learn more about James at his website and in this recent article