GREAT DIVERSE DESIGNERS LIBRARY
 Currently Featuring 
886

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                                                                 

  

Get Ready! We will call you GREAT! Because you are! Your contributions to the profession and the built world is significant and we want to elevate you. When one researches "great architect" the results lack diversity. When investigating why this was the result the experts in the field stated that there is not enough content that actually list diverse designers as "great." For women and BIPOC designers who are not used to be celebrated, it will seem boastful and uncomfortable to be described this way. Trust us when we say your work is incredible and you are worthy of celebration and praise!

As of the day this statement is being written there are approximately 2,455 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
Guled Abdulwasi

Sonia-Lynn Abenojar
Ellen Abraham
Victoria Acevedo
Tonja Adair
Candice Adams
Deb Adams

Seyi Adelekun
David Adjaye
David Adjei
Naa Atswei Adjei
Amanda Adler

Shalini Agrawal
Italia Aguilera

Temoor Ahmad
Joonmo Ai

Karen Kirks Alexander
Bangseh Akuchu
Anthony Akindele
Elizabeth Alford

Abubakr Ali
Shariq Ali
Venesa Alicea
Natalie Alima

Leroy Ali-Osman
Jennifer Amster
Kristine Anderson
Tammy Angaran
Jennifer Ankerson
Amna Ansari

Emanuele Arguelles
Erica Aronson
Lavanya Arulanandam

Amit Arya
Jemimah Asamoah
Bisi Ashiru-Smiles

Abimbola Asojo
Atong Atem
Marcella Attolini

Jill Van Auken
Jordache Avery
Madhubala Ayyamperumal


B.                                                                        
Selwyn Q. Bachus I
Laura Juarez Baggett
Isham O. Baker
Ingrid Bakker

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

Ernest Banks
Julie Barghout
Mark Barksdale
Mary Beth Barr
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
Walter Scott Blackburn
J. Max Bond Jr.
Stacy A. Bourne
Barbara Bouza
Gary Bowden
William E. Brazley, Jr.
Stanford R. Britt
Robert L. Brown, Jr.
William M. Brown, III
Van B. Bruner
Charles I. Bryant
Robert E. Bryant
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
Wendell J. Campbell

Teri Canada
Susan Cole Cannon
Horace S. Cantrell, Jr.
Jiangjiang Cao
Donna D. Carter

Noah Carbulon
Stein Carrington
Megan Carroll
Nichole Carroway
Katryna Carter
Elisa Casagrande

Maria Casarella
Kenneth Edwin Casey*
Michael Caton
Danei Cesario
Monica Chadha
James Chaffer

Sara Chafi
Allison Chambers
John S. Chase

Kamini Chavda
Alexia Hsin Chen
Chelsea Chen
Erica Chen
Yanjing Chen
Mau Yuen Cheng
Edward E. Cherry

Katherine Chia
Dennis Antonio Chiessa
Jocelyn Chiew
Kanyanta Chipanta

Diane Cho
Jia Lan Chow
Shannon Christensen
Jill Christoff
Juliet Chun
R. Corey Clayborne
Elgin Cleckley
Carina Coel

Everald Colas
Robert Traynham Coles
Nadia Combe
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. 
Emily Cox

Erin Paige Craven
Michele Crawford
Mary K. Crites

Amanda Cronick
Luis Cruz-Martinez
Katie Cudal
Lisa Cunningham

Rebecca Curry

D.                                                                        
Sijie Dai
Emily Dallmeyer

Yolande Daniels
Tam Dao
Gabriela Rodriguez Davila

Chelsea Davis
Malcolm Davis
Morgan Davis
Nolman Davis Jr.
Nicole Rose Davis
Toriano L. Davis
Paul S. Devrouax, Jr.
Kholisile Dhliwayo

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

Rosario Dominguez-Tapia
Peter Doo

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

E.                                                                        
Robert L. Easter
Jan Eastwood
Nina Ebbighausen

Michelle L Eble-Hankins
Ginikachi Eburuoh
Marcia Eddington
Samantha Edmundson

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

Olivia Epstein
Diana Espiritu


F.                                                                        
Mohammad Fasahat
Stacy Feit
Laurie Feinberg

Monica Fenderson
Carmina Ferreras
Lisa Ferretto

Courtney Ferris
Zoë Fisher
Darrell A. Fitzgerald
Claudia Fleuter

Aubrey Flores
Tenna Florian
Anthony C. Floyd

Kemet C.T. Floyd
Richard Franklin
Valarie Franklin
Lindie Fredericks
Philip Freelon* 
Alexandria Frost
Louis E. Fry, Jr.
Louis E. Fry, Sr.

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
Sarah Garba

Melbourne Garber
Emmanuel Garcia
Fatima Garcia
Mark Gardner
James Garrett Jr.
Lori Garrett
Kassandra Garza
Robert St. C Gaskin
Shannon F. Gathings
Ella Gauci-Seddon

Ishita Gaur
Holly Gavenonis

John M. Gay
Vergel Lee Gay Jr.

Tara Gbolade
Yewoinhareg Geberemariam

Anna Gelich
Hana Getachew
William Gilchrist
Anzilla Gilmore
Sandra Githinji
Briar Glenn
Martha Gonzalez

June Grant
Jerome Christopher Gray

Jared M. Green
Mariah Green

Melvin Green
Taiesha Edwards Green
Jefa Greenaway

Josh Greene
Ibrahim Greenidge
Brayton Gregory
Jennifer Greig
Monica Gresser
Karl Grice

Dina Griffin
Kenneth G. Groggs
Carroll Go-Sam
Ivona Golubovic

Ingrid Gonzalez-Featherston
Natalie Goodin
Maria Gorodetskaya
Kelly Gordon
Laurie Gunzelman
Daniela Gusman

Stephanie Jo Guy

H.                                                                        
Curry Hackett
Tasoulla Hadjiyanni
Krystyn Haecker
Skye Haldane

Erica Cochran Hameen
Najeeb Hameen
Bronwen Hamilton
Rainy Hamilton Jr

Adrienne Denise Hankton
Melody Harclerode
Henry Hardnett

Esperanza Harper
Edwin Harris
Maurita Harris
Stephanie Harris 
Oscar L. Harris

David M. Harmon
Abadir Hashi
Tess Haverstick
Dominique M. Hawkins
Andrew L. Heard
Ashley Heeren
Shaneekua Henry
Celine Herbiet
Johan Hermijanto
Ricardo C. Herring

Shana Hetherington
Damon F. Hewlin
Tonya Hinde

Daimian Hines
Jason D. Hite
Vershae Hite
Safiya J.A. Hodari
Lorena Holguin

Kevin Holland
Major L. Holland

Nicole Hollant-Denis
Damaris Hollingsworth
D.J. Holman
Diane Honeyman
Ashlee Horsley
Diane J. Hoskins

Herman Howard 
Zena Howard 
Tiana Howell
Dr Daniele Hromek

Toto Hu
Molly Hubbs

Bryan Hudson
Ray Huff

David Hughes 
Tiara Hughes
Bianca Hung
Elizabeth Hurd
Granville Warner Hurley


Alicia Hylton-Daniel

I.                                                                        
Sheila J. Ireland
Syireen Ismail

Arezoo Issapour

J.                                                                        
Ambrose Jackson*
Dharshyani Jackson
LaQuita L. Jackson
Ralph T. Jackson

Sudhir Jambhekar
Darren Lamarr James
Sarah Jamieson

Keerti Javali
Kherby Jean
Everardo Jefferson
Laura Kaupp Jensen

Ricardo de Jesús Maga Rojas
Danielle Jewson

Bianca Jimenez
Carmen Renee Jimenez
Camille Urban Jobe
Anthony Johns
Michael W. Johns
Jeh V. Johnson

Anne Johnson
Andre Johnson
Bronald Clay Johnson
Desmond Johnson
Fiona Johnson
Marc Johnson

Philip C. Johnson
Sarah Johnson
Tu-Anh Bui Johnson
Kirsten Johnstone
Isabelle A. Jolicoeur

Alex Q. Jones
Alexus Jones
Diana Jones

Kelsey Jordan
Samantha Josaphat
Meghana Rajesh Joshi
Bhawya Joshi


K.                                                                        
Donna J Kacmar
Jennifer Karls

Hana Kassem
Christina Kavanagh
Chase Kea
Emanuel Kelly

Geraldine Kelley
Karen Kelly
Renee Kemp-Rotan
Robert A. Kennard

Elizabeth Kennedy
Francis Kéré
Dianne Kett

Fauzia Khanani
Anusha Khansaheb
Haewon Kim-LaBroad
Juliet Serem Kiboma

Alice Kimm
Donald I. King
Robert Arthur King

Samia Rab Kirchner
Daniel Kirby

Brittany Eaker Kirkland
Sarah Klann
Wendy Klepcyk
Crystal Knapik
Megan Kohler
Allen Kong

Jackie Koo
Jenelle Kuehne
Silvia Kuhle
Dhanika Kumaher

Caleb Kung
Ruth Sarastia Kuswara
Kwendeche

Vasiliki Kyriopoulou
 
L.                                                                        
Paulina Lagos
Jessica Lambert
Meganne Lamprecht
Laura Landon
Arielle Lapp
Christine Laraque

Michael Larche II
Kathryn Larsen
Ann Lau
Sunshine M. Laudiano
Mohammed Lawal
William Russell Lawson

Amber Lawson
Tan Le
Kathleen Lechleiter
Heidi Lee
Jess Lee

M David Lee
Hyeon Ji Lee
Frank Christopher Lee
Kermit J. Lee Jr.
Bryan C. Lee Jr

Sergio Legon-Talamoni
Stephanie Lemmo

Rodney Leon
Nicole Leuning

Damon K. Leverett
Salo Levinas
Fiona Lew

Melanie Lewis
R. Steven Lewis
Kuo Pao Lian

Jolanta Lidwin
Jessica Liew
Rebecca Lim

Qian Lin
Saundra Little
Xiaoying Liu
Walter R. Livingston, Jr.

Yu-Ngok Lo
Maggie Lokic

Carlota M. Longo
Joyce Selina Love
Ivenue Love-Stanley
Karen Lu
Yijun Lu

Arturo Lujan
Sabrina Ortiz Luna

Megan Lutz
Binh Ly



M.                                                                        
Joanne Ma
Shawna Mabie

Katie MacDonald
Anne Machian
Howard. H Mackey, Sr.

Maya Madison
R. Kevin Madison
Robert P. Madison 
Sandra Madison
Violet Boniface Mafuwe
Lorenzo Maggio
Hauwa Zahra Mahmoud
Truc Mai
Nigel Mak

Harold Mallette
Albert Joseph Mangonès
William Raymond Manning

Sneha Mansukhani
Sika Ella Manteaw

Navid Maqami*
Roger W. Margerum

Daniela Márquez
Michael Marshall
Mortimer Mercer Marshall, Jr.

Emmanuel Martin
Joy Martin
Shantell Martin
Yanitza Brongers Marrero
Elizabeth Mason

Jeily Mata
Cherie Matthew
Nicki Marrone

Francisco Ceron Maza
Charles F. McAfee
Cheryl L. McAfee

Charyl McAfee-Duncan
Calvin B McCargo Jr
Rachael McCarthy
Ursula Emery McClure
Elmer H. McDowell
Janet Mcgaw
Ronnie McGhee
Ronnie W. McGhee

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

Dario McPhee
Dawn Chisholm Meinhardt
Daphne Floran Melendez
Gabriel Mendoza

Alexa Metcalf
Kristin Metcalf
Kenneth Michel

Arik Miguel
Megan Milawski

Khalid Jasir Mills
Claire Miller
Colby Mitchell
India Mitchell

Lindsay Mitchell
Melvin L. Mitchell
Renauld Deandre Mitchell
Melika Mirzakhani
Kimberly M. Mobley
Deepa Modadugu
Forough Mofidi
Anna Moldt
Nicole Monks
Sandra Montalbo
Kevin G. Montgomery

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

Alex Morales
Juan Moreno
Robert L. Morgan

Toshiko Mori
Arita Morris
Catherine Cervantes Morrison
Lamarco Morrison
John W. Moutoussamy
Paola Moya

Wandile Mthiyane
Ashley Mullhall
Buvana Murali 
Jo-Ann D M Murrell
Elizabeth Corbin Murphy
Carlos A Murrieta
Joshua Muyambo


N.                                                                        
Robert Johnson Nash
Hilary Navratil
Dahlia Nduom

Celina Nelson
Gary Nelson
Jennifer Newsom
Candice Ng

Sara Nga
Melanie Ngami
Phuong Nguyen
Monique Nichols
Vernelle A. A. Noel
Elizabeth Nook
Dean Norton

Meredith Nortz
Heather Novak-Peterson
Semu Ntulume
Clement Nyanja


O.                                                                        
Samuel Oboh
Sarah O’Halloran

Kene Okigbo
Banu Oksuz
Nmadili Okwumabua
Oda Olafsrud
Michelle Old

Sophorn Kuoy Olsen
Alexis Omwela

Heather O'Neal
Terrance O'Neal 
Melissa O'Neil

Oswaldo Ortega
Vanessa Ortega

Oluwarotimi Osiberu
Kenneth Owens, Jr.

Julian Thomas Owens
Veronica Owens

Elsie Owusu

P.                                                                        
Ramya Palani
Kelum Palipane

Jenifer Panars
Thierry Paret
Anel Pasillas

Arushi Patel
Sanjeev J. Patel
Clarence W. Pearson, Jr.

Garfield Peart 
Stephanie Pedigo
Sue Ann Pemberton
Laura Thul Penza
Amber Marie Bohlke Perry
Treyvon Perry
Frederick P. Perpall
Samantha Peters
Carolina Rodriguez Perez

Donna Phaneuf
Davielle Phillips
Kerry Phillips
Jennifer Picquet-Reyes
Anoma Pieris

Roodza Pierrelus
Aarohi Pilankar

Burt Pinnock
Grace Polo-Wood
Geraldine Pontius

Mithila Poojari-Arndt 
Clyde Porter
Fred L. Powell
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
Li Ren

Fransheska Revilla
Jennifer Rittler
Jessica Edith Zamorano Rivera
Yadiel J Rivera-Diaz
Shawnda Rixey
Christine Robbins-Elrod

Heather Robbins
Jeffrey L. Robinson*
Harry G. Robinson, III
Hilyard R. Robinson
Joseph W. 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
Donald P. Ryder


S.                                                                        
Hervé Sabin
Pascale Sablan
Joy Saikasem

Fitgi Saint-Louis
Nidhya Sakathevan

Austin Sakong
Jennifer Salter
Nadine Samaha

Sharon Samuels
Aimee Sanborn

Siboney Diaz Sanchez
Chandler Sanders
Astrid Lizette Santos

Yiselle Santos
Sonia Sarangi

Danielle Scaccia
Hannah Schafers
Ileana Schinder
Irina Schneid

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
Thom Huihao Shen
Kathleen Patricia Starghill Sherrill
Sagar Shirodkar
Cynthia Shonaiya

Nada Shuaib
Angela Uruhimbi Shyaka
Yuanshauai Si
Arielle Siegel Lapp
James E. Silcott

Mitchell Silver
Howard F. Sims
Sarah Simon
Nishu Sinha
Brittany Sink
Norma M. Sklarek
Carlton Smith
Alix Smith

Ryan E. Smith
Sylvia Smith
Kevin Sneed

Lissa So 
Eva Sopeoglou
Robert Sotolongo
Renata Southard

Chris Annmarie Spencer
John H. 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
Donald L. Stull
Madhuri Subramaniam

Sarveswaran Ganapathy Sunambedu
Yarly Elvi Susanto
John D. Sutton

Sharon Egretta Sutton 
Adrianna Swindle

Lou Switzer

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