GREAT DIVERSE DESIGNERS LIBRARY
 Currently Featuring 
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Diverse Designers of SAY IT LOUD Exhibitions 

In line with our mission to elevate the contributions of women and BIPOC designers, we launched the Great Diverse Designers Library. To date, our SAY IT LOUD exhibitions have been viewed by an estimate total 35,000 visitors since January 2017. This library serves as a resource to the profession as well as a platform of elevation of Diverse Designers. Diverse is defined as Women (of any ethnicity) and Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC). Designer is defined as Architects, Interiors, Landscape, Planners, Environmental, Engineers, Students and Artists. It is important that we celebrate all the ways these designers impact our profession and our built environment. 

This is a self submitting process, that allows these designers to share their story from their perspective and to curate their journey as they introduce themselves and their work to society and our global community. This platform serves to dismantle injustice embedded in our profession all while serving as inspiration to future generations. 

                                                                 “You can’t be what you can’t see.” 

      - Marian Wright Edelman,                                                                 

Founder and President of the Children’s Defense Fund                                                                 

  

As of the day this statement is being written there are approximately 2,373 licensed African American Architects in the United States of America. This is roughly 2% percent of the total population of licensed Architects in the US. This is a staggering statistic to understand considering that in today’s world diversity is supposed to be more than just a buzzword. It is a necessity in the culture of collaboration and a key to successful business in a globally connected society. Studies show that inclusion of people with different backgrounds and racial makeup benefits everyone. Diversity is beneficial for both minority and majority groups. The end result is generation of more unique and innovative ideas through creating a socially diverse group. Diversity spurs creativity and the resulting ideas reach a broader audience. The enrichment of the field of architecture by exposure to a diverse pool of contributors and ideas is the goal.

Please enjoy this database and if you would like to be featured, please click here to submit. 

https://www.beyondthebuilt.com/action-say-it-now

Alphabetical order

Please click here for the featured designers organized in alphabetical order.

By Location

Please click on the featured designer to learn more about them.

A.                                                                        
ACTSO
Maria Abarca

Tariq Abdullah

Sonia-Lynn Abenojar
Ellen Abraham
Victoria Acevedo
Tonja Adair
Seyi Adelekun
David Adjaye
David Adjei
Amanda Adler

Shalini Agrawal
Temoor Ahmad
Karen Kirks Alexander
Bangseh Akuchu
Anthony Akindele
Elizabeth Alford

Abubakr Ali
Shariq Ali
Venesa Alicea
Leroy Ali-Osman
Jennifer Amster
Kristine Anderson
Tammy Angaran
Jennifer Ankerson
Amna Ansari

Emanuele Arguelles
Erica Aronson
Amit Arya
Jemimah Asamoah

Abimbola Asojo
Marcella Attolini

Jill Van Auken
Jordache Avery

B.                                                                        
Selwyn Q. Bachus I
Laura Juarez Baggett

Andre Ballard
Jane J. Bamford
Paul Bamson
Churchill Banks, III

Ernest Banks
Julie Barghout
Mark Barksdale
Veronica Castro de Barrera

Rachel Jordan Bascombe
William J. Bates
Hiten Bawa
Ernest E. Bellamy
Alicia Belton
Deborah Bergin
Zoë Berman
E. Ronald Bertrand
Brandon Bibby
W. Daniel Bickerstaff
Ashlie Bird

Maya Bird-Murphy
Margine Biswas

Georgia Bizios
Alaa Bou Ghanem
Zhanina Boyadzhieva
Briaunna Boyd
Sara R. Boyer
Andrea Lobo Boyle
Amelia Brackmann

Michele Brigida
Leon Bridges
Charlston Britton Jr.

Brad Brooks
Sarah Brooks

Christina Brown
Jeremiah Brown
Tiffany Brown
Allison Louise Bryan
Audrey Buckley
Tammy Eagle Bull
Trevor Bullen
Gabrielle Bullock
Alisha Burkman

Larissa Burlij
Amber Buscarello

Jasmyn Byrd
Lakeisha Byrd
Ashley Byars

C.                                                                        
Felipe Lopera Cadavid
Catherine Callaway

Lara Cameron-Cole
Charlene Campbell
Teri Canada
Jiangjiang Cao

Noah Carbulon
Stein Carrington
Nichole Carroway
Katryna Carter

Maria Casarella
Kenneth Edwin Casey*
Michael Caton
Danei Cesario
Monica Chadha
Sara Chafi
Allison Chambers

Kamini Chavda
Alexia Hsin Chen
Yanjing Chen

Katherine Chia
Dennis Antonio Chiessa
Diane Cho
Jia Lan Chow
Shannon Christensen
Jill Christoff
Juliet Chun
R. Corey Clayborne
Elgin Cleckley
Carina Coel

Everald Colas
Stacey Concienne
Peter D. Cook

Kelvonto LaVale Cooper
Amy Finchem Conley 
Yukiko Corella
Chris T. Corelius
Ada Corral

Angela F. Courtney
James D. Cowan Jr. 
Erin Paige Craven
Michele Crawford
Mary K. Crites

Amanda Cronick
Luis Cruz-Martinez
Rebecca Curry

D.                                                                        
Sijie Dai
Emily Dallmeyer

Yolande Daniels
Gabriela Rodriguez Davila

Chelsea Davis
Malcolm Davis
Morgan Davis
Nolman Davis Jr.
Nicole Rose Davis
Toriano L. Davis

Rachel Dickey
Drake Dillard
Imani Dixon
Kathy Denise Dixon
Debra J. Dockery

Rosario Dominguez-Tapia
Peter Doo

Kimberly N. Dowdell 
Jimmie Drummond
Charyl Duncan
Amanda Dunfield
Ann M. Dunning 
Allison Dvorak
Jessica Dykhouse

E.                                                                        
Nina Ebbighausen
Michelle L Eble-Hankins
Ginikachi Eburuoh
Marcia Eddington

Ryan Edwards
Makenzie Elam
Mona Elamin
Malaz Elgemiabby
Brian K. Ellison
Daniel Elmore
Robyn Engel
Kathleen Ann English

Olivia Epstein

F.                                                                        
Mohammad Fasahat
Stacy Feit
Laurie Feinberg

Monica Fenderson
Carmina Ferreras
Lisa Ferretto

Courtney Ferris
Zoë Fisher
Aubrey Flores
Tenna Florian

Kemet C.T. Floyd
Richard Franklin
Valarie Franklin
Lindie Fredericks
Philip Freelon* 
Alexandria Frost
Oswald Fombrun
Joshua A. Foster

Thomas Fowler IV
Amanda Fuller
Brooke Funkhouser
Seiya Furukawa

G.                                                                        
Greg Galbreath
Julia Ann Molloy Gallagher
Rebekah R. Negrete Gandy
Jeanne Gang
Harvey Gantt

Melbourne Garber
Emmanuel Garcia
Fatima Garcia
Mark Gardner
James Garrett Jr.
Lori Garrett
Kassandra Garza
Robert St. C Gaskin
Shannon F. Gathings
Ishita Gaur
Holly Gavenonis

John M. Gay
Tara Gbolade
Yewoinhareg Geberemariam

Anna Gelich
Hana Getachew
Anzilla Gilmore
Briar Glenn
Martha Gonzalez

June Grant
Jerome Christopher Gray

Jared M. Green
Mariah Green

Melvin Green
Josh Greene
Ibrahim Greenidge
Brayton Gregory
Jennifer Greig
Monica Gresser
Dina Griffin
Ingrid Gonzalez-Featherston
Natalie Goodin
Maria Gorodetskaya
Kelly Gordon
Laurie Gunzelman
Daniela Gusman

Stephanie Jo Guy

H.                                                                        
Curry Hackett
Tasoulla Hadjiyanni
Krystyn Haecker

Erica Cochran Hameen
Najeeb Hameen
Adrienne Denise Hankton
Esperanza Harper
Edwin Harris
Maurita Harris
Stephanie Harris 
David M. Harmon
Abadir Hashi
Tess Haverstick
Ashley Heeren

Shana Hetherington
Damon F. Hewlin
Daimian Hines
Jason D. Hite
Vershae Hite
Safiya J.A. Hodari
Kevin Holland
Nicole Hollant-Denis
Damaris Hollingsworth
D.J. Holman
Diane Honeyman
Ashlee Horsley

Herman Howard 
Zena Howard 
Tiana Howell
Toto Hu
Molly Hubbs

Bryan Hudson
David Hughes 
Tiara Hughes
Elizabeth Hurd

Alicia Hylton-Daniel

I.                                                                        
Sheila J. Ireland
Arezoo Issapour

J.                                                                        
Ambrose Jackson*
Dharshyani Jackson
LaQuita L. Jackson

Sudhir Jambhekar
Keerti Javali
Kherby Jean
Everardo Jefferson
Laura Kaupp Jensen

Ricardo de Jesús Maga Rojas
Bianca Jimenez
Camille Urban Jobe

Anne Johnson
Andre Johnson
Bronald Clay Johnson
Desmond Johnson
Marc Johnson
Philip C. Johnson
Sarah Johnson
Tu-Anh Bui Johnson
Alex Q. Jones
Alexus Jones
Kelsey Jordan
Samantha Josaphat
Meghana Rajesh Joshi
Bhawya Joshi


K.                                                                        
Donna J Kacmar
Jennifer Karls

Hana Kassem
Christina Kavanagh
Chase Kea
Geraldine Kelley
Karen Kelly
Renee Kemp-Rotan
Elizabeth Kennedy
Dianne Kett

Fauzia Khanani
Anusha Khansaheb
Haewon Kim-LaBroad
Juliet Serem Kiboma

Alice Kimm
Samia Rab Kirchner
Brittany Eaker Kirkland
Sarah Klann
Wendy Klepcyk
Crystal Knapik
Megan Kohler

Jackie Koo
Jenelle Kuehne
Silvia Kuhle
Caleb Kung
Ruth Sarastia Kuswara
Vasiliki Kyriopoulou
 
L.                                                                        
Jessica Lambert
Meganne Lamprecht
Laura Landon
Arielle Lapp
Michael Larche II
Kathryn Larsen
Amber Lawson
Kathleen Lechleiter

M David Lee
Hyeon Ji Lee
Bryan C. Lee Jr
Sergio Legon-Talamoni
Stephanie Lemmo

Rodney Leon
Damon K. Leverett
Salo Levinas

Melanie Lewis
R. Steven Lewis
Kuo Pao Lian

Jolanta Lidwin
Qian Lin
Saundra Little
Yu-Ngok Lo
Carlota M. Longo
Joyce Selina Love
Ivenue Love-Stanley
Karen Lu
Arturo Lujan
Sabrina Ortiz Luna

Megan Lutz

M.                                                                        
Joanne Ma
Shawna Mabie

Katie MacDonald
Anne Machian
Maya Madison
R. Kevin Madison
Robert P. Madison 
Sandra Madison
Violet Boniface Mafuwe
Lorenzo Maggio
Hauwa Zahra Mahmoud
Harold Mallette
Sneha Mansukhani
Navid Maqami*
Daniela Márquez
Michael Marshall
Emmanuel Martin
Joy Martin
Shantell Martin
Yanitza Brongers Marrero
Jeily Mata
Cherie Matthew
Nicki Marrone

Francisco Ceron Maza
Charyl McAfee-Duncan
Calvin B McCargo Jr
Ursula Emery McClure
Ronnie McGhee

Audrey Jo (Jody) McGuire
Juwan McIntyre
Heather H. McKinney
Melvalean C McLemore-Catina

Dario McPhee
Dawn Chisholm Meinhardt
Daphne Floran Melendez

Alexa Metcalf
Kristin Metcalf
Kenneth Michel

Arik Miguel
Megan Milawski

Khalid Jasir Mills
Claire Miller
Colby Mitchell
Lindsay Mitchell
Melika Mirzakhani
Kimberly M. Mobley
Deepa Modadugu
Forough Mofidi
Sandra Montalbo
Kevin G. Montgomery

Curtis J. Moody 
Jonathan Moody 
Dominique Moore
Marques L. Moore
Stacy Giuseppetti Moore

Alex Morales
Juan Moreno
Toshiko Mori
Arita Morris
Catherine Cervantes Morrison
Lamarco Morrison
Paola Moya
Wandile Mthiyane
Ashley Mullhall
Buvana Murali 
Jo-Ann D M Murrell
Elizabeth Corbin Murphy
Carlos A Murrieta

N.                                                                        
Hilary Navratil
Celina Nelson
Gary Nelson
Jennifer Newsom
Sara Nga
Melanie Ngami
Phuong Nguyen
Monique Nichols
Vernelle A. A. Noel
Elizabeth Nook

Meredith Nortz
Heather Novak-Peterson

O.                                                                        
Samuel Oboh
Kene Okigbo
Banu Oksuz
Nmadili Okwumabua
Oda Olafsrud
Michelle Old

Sophorn Kuoy Olsen
Heather O'Neal
Terrance O'Neal 
Melissa O'Neil

Oswaldo Ortega
Vanessa Ortega

Oluwarotimi Osiberu
Julian Thomas Owens
Veronica Owens

Elsie Owusu

P.                                                                        
Ramya Palani
Jenifer Panars
Arushi Patel
Sanjeev J. Patel
Garfield Peart 
Stephanie Pedigo
Sue Ann Pemberton
Laura Thul Penza
Amber Marie Bohlke Perry
Samantha Peters

Donna Phaneuf
Kerry Phillips
Jennifer Picquet-Reyes

Roodza Pierrelus
Aarohi Pilankar

Burt Pinnock
Grace Polo-Wood
Geraldine Pontius

Mithila Poojari-Arndt 
Beresford Pratt

Anna Pravinata
Zevilla Preston Jackson
Kathryn Tyler Prigmore
Jason Pugh
Marshall Purnell
Q.                                                                        
Atif Z. Qadir

R.                                                                        
Noushin Radnia
Annya Ramirez-Jimenez
Carlos Barriga Ramírez
Natalie Soledad Ramirez
Katie Ramsbottom
Molly Ravenscraft
Alicia Ravetto

Emily Ray 
Melanie Ray
Sophia Razzaque

Tina Reames
James R. Reddrick
Melanie Shields Reddrick
Dani Reed
Nakita Reed

Magali Regis
Chun-Li Reid
Fransheska Revilla
Jennifer Rittler
Jessica Edith Zamorano Rivera
Yadiel J Rivera-Diaz
Shawnda Rixey
Christine Robbins-Elrod

Heather Robbins
Jeffrey L. Robinson*
Shannon Robinson
Zachary James Naadir Robinson
Alejandra Casar Rodriguez
Gustavo Rodriguez
Mary Rogero
Daniel Rojas
Sarah Rolfvondenbaumen
Ann Rosenwinkel
Michelle Rossomando

Morgan Ronspies
Lesley Roth
Kathianna Rousseau
Heather B Rowell
Isiah Rubio


S.                                                                        
Hervé Sabin
Pascale Sablan
Fitgi Saint-Louis
Austin Sakong
Sharon Samuels
Aimee Sanborn

Siboney Diaz Sanchez
Chandler Sanders
Astrid Lizette Santos

Yiselle Santos
Danielle Scaccia
Ileana Schinder

Vanessa Schutte
Samantha Whitney Schwarze

Dawveed Scully
Juan R. Self
Neba Sere
Jody L. Sergi

Ron Sessoms
Wendi Shafran
Caroline Shannon

Reuben Shaw II
LeAnn Shelton
Kathleen Patricia Starghill Sherrill
Cynthia Shonaiya

Nada Shuaib
Angela Uruhimbi Shyaka
Yuanshauai Si
Arielle Siegel Lapp
Mitchell Silver
Sarah Simon
Nishu Sinha
Brittany Sink

Ryan E. Smith
Sylvia Smith
Kevin Sneed

Lissa So 
Eva Sopeoglou
Renata Southard

Chris Annmarie Spencer
Vincent J. Spencer
Ashley Disher Spinks
Mary Springer
Destiny St.Cyre
Anne Elizabeth Stack
Helen Ross Staley

William Stanley III
Emma Stephens
Belinda Stewart
Mary J Stills
Laurel Stone

Karen Stonely
Jillian Storms

Daphnee Arielle Stowers
Portia A Strahan

Nekia Strong
Anson M. Stuart
Madhuri Subramaniam

Sarveswaran Ganapathy Sunambedu
Sharon Egretta Sutton 
Adrianna Swindle

Lou Switzer

T.                                                                        
Nasreen Al Tamimi
Keith A Tamura
Utako Tanebe
Florence Tang
Courtney Tarr

Helen Taylor
Kaci Taylor
Kiana Taie-Tehrani
Saakshi Terway
Andrew Thompson
Letaj Tinker
Lauren Tolbert
Jack Travis 
Larry Ray Travis Jr.
Denisse Tse

Jennifer Truman
Jimmie Tucker
 
U.                                                                        
Manrique Umana
Taylour Upton

V.                                                                        
Jean Vacha
Jodi Van der Wiel
Diana Vasquez
Ian Vaughan
Sea Tong Veng
Calli Verkamp
Katherine Vernot-Jonas
Christine B. Viña

Alicia Volcy
Riccardy Volcy

W.                                                                        
Kimberlie Michelle Wade
Abhay Wadhwa
Sandra Wahba
Cheryl Walker

Laura Walker
Mario Walker
Marcel Walker
Melissa Walker

Ashleigh Walton
Synthia YR Walton

Weishi Wang
Barbara Warren

Kathryn Warren
Heather Washburn
Lyssa Washington
Roberta Washington
Callie Michaela Watson
Royce Watson
Christian Waweru
Julia Weatherspoon
Jessica L. Weiner
Amber Wendland

RaMona Westbrook
Roderick J. Williams
Emily Winters

Lin Whipkey
Terry M. White
James Whitley
R. Joyce Whitley*
Scott Whitley
William Whitley
Zakiya Lynn Wiggins
Clarence W. Wigington*
Amanda Williams
Darrel J. Williams
Gregory Williams
Katherine Williams

Linda Williams
Mustapha Williams 
Sarsfield Williams, Jr.

Bolanle Williams-Olley
Gerrod Winston
Robyn Wolf
Samuel Connor Woods
Ron Bene' Woods
Rachel Wright
Anna Wu
Maggie Wylie


X.                                                                        
Sivilay Xayasaene

Y.                                                                        
Mika Yamaguchi
Olena Yarmolyuk
Urmica Yelavarthy
Gozde Yildirim
Aline Yoldi
Joseph Yongue
Angela Yu
Qiaojue Yu
Vicki Yuan


Z.                                                                        
Badr Ahmed Zabarah
Golden J. Zenon, Jr.* 
Xin Zhao
Jennifer Zimmer