Founder & Executive Director

Pascale is driven by the mission of creating a more just culturally reflective, sustainable built environment.


M.S. Advanced Architectural Design, Columbia University

B. Architecture, Pratt Institute


Professional Registrations

Registered Architect in NY


  • Founder & Executive Director of Beyond the Built Environment

  • Northeast Regional Vice President, National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) (2017-2019)

  • Historian, National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)

  • Former President New York Coalition of Black Architects, (2015-2016)

  • American Institute of Architects, National Planning Committee of the 2018 Design Justice Summit

  • American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter (AIANY) Board of Director (2019)

  • Board of Trustees, The Mary Louis Academy

  • US Green Building Council

  • ACE Mentor Program, 2012–2017


Select Honors & Awards

  • AIA Young Architects Award Recipient, 2018

  • Pratt Alumni Achievement Award Recipient, 2018

  • Commercial Observer Woman on the Rise 2018

  • Building Design and Construction 40 Under 40, 2017 

  • NYCOBA | NOMA Member Highlight, February 2017

  • NYCOBA | NOMA Chapter of the Year, (Pascale as President), 2016 

  • Business Innovators and Game-Changers (B.I.G.) Award, Rockstone Media Group, 2016

  • NOMA Member of the Year, 2015

  • AIANY Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) Merit Award, 2014

  • NOMA Prize for Excellence in Design, Unbuilt: AMHE Haiti School Campus, 2014

  • AIA Emerging Professional Award, 2013



  • Columbia University - 2013, 2015  

  • Georgia Technical College - 2015

  • Pratt Institute - 2015, 2016 

  • Parsons, New School - 2016, 2017 

  • Madison Area Technical College - 2016 

  • AIA Brooklyn - 2018

  • AIA Wisconsin  - 2016

  • AIA New York - 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

  • AIA Women’s Leadership Summit - 2019

  • AIA Virginia - 2015

  • AIA Grassroots - 2019

  • PechaKucha : Brooklyn - 2015

  • NeoCon - 2019

  • NOMA Conference - 2015, 2016, 2017

  • California Polytechnic State University - 2017 

  • United Nations - 2018

  • Tuskegee University - 2018

  • She Prevails Conference - 2018

  • Smithsonian, NMAAHC - 2018


Pascale Sablan, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP, With over eleven years of experience, she has been on the design team for a variety of mixed-use, commercial, cultural & residential projects in the U.S., Saudi Arabia, India, Azerbaijan, Japan, & UAE. Pascale is the 315th living African American female architect in the United States to attain her architectural license.


She is the Founder and Executive Director of Beyond the Built Environment, LLC, positioned to uniquely address the inequitable disparities in architecture by providing a holistic platform aimed to support numerous stages of the architecture pipeline. Beyond the Built Environment, elevates the identities and contributions of minority architects and designers through exhibitions, curated lectures, and documentaries that testify to the provided value of their built work and its spatial impact. Pascale was recently appointed to American Institute of Architects New York Board of Director and American Institute of Architects National Strategic Planning Committee Member to set 2020-2024 strategic plan for the organization.


She has been recognized for her contributions to the industry with several awards, including the 2018 Pratt Alumni Achievement Award, Emerging New York Architect Merit Award and the NOMA Prize for Excellence in Design. Pascale was selected as one of 2018 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Young Architects Award Recipient and was featured in the Council of Tall Building & Urban Habitat Research Paper, in the same company as Jeanne Gang and Zaha Hadid. She was named Building Design + Construction 40 Under 40 and was featured on the Cover of the September 2017 issue of their magazine.


In keeping with her beliefs that representation matters Pascale curated SAY IT LOUD exhibitions at the AIA New York, in Center for Architecture gallery, AIA Nationals A'18 Convention and NOMA 2018 Unbounded conference which were all paired with relevant programming speaking to the mission. The SAY IT LOUD - United Nations Visitors Centre, exhibition created tremendous opportunity of exposure and echoing the call to action to the leaders of our world. After I gave my speech at the opening of our exhibition, the United Nations generously offered to transform this exhibition into posters, translate into 8 languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian, Arabic and Kiswahili), and distributed to their information centers worldwide.


Mrs. Sablan holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute and a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from the Columbia University. Pascale has given lectures at Institutions, Universities and Colleges all over the US; Schools such as Columbia University, Georgia Technical College, Tuskegee University, Pratt Institute, Parsons The New School, Madison Area Technical College and California Polytechnic State University and Institution such as the National Museum of African American Heritage & Culture and the United Nations Campus.