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In Collaboration with 

NOMA Memphis, AIA Memphis, University of Memphis, & Self + Tucker Architects


Explore the SAY IT LOUD - Tennessee Virtual Gallery

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

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Valarie Franklin | Tennessee

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Valarie Franklin | Tennessee


Joyce Selina Love | Tennessee


Sophorn Kuoy Olsen | Tennessee

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Juan R. Self | Tennessee


Lauren Tolbert | Tennessee

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Jimmie Tucker | Tennessee


Terry M. White | Tennessee


Terry M. White | Tennessee

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Mustapha Williams | Tennessee


Mario Walker | Tennessee


Colby Mitchell | Arkansas & Tennessee

Submit for SAY IT LOUD-Tennessee
To be considered for the physical exhibition in 2023 please submit

SAY IT LOUD exhibition has been invited to feature work by Diverse Designers of Tennessee.

In line with our mission to elevate the contributions of diverse designers, we are inviting you to submit.

The SAY IT LOUD - Tennessee physical exhibit will debut in February 2023


To date, SAY IT LOUD exhibitions have been viewed by an estimate total 55,000 visitors since January 2017. From inception, multiple online publications (such as Forbes, Curbed and The Architects Newspaper) with large subscription bases have helped promote the exhibitions further expanding its impact. One featured firm expressed an increase in business which they attributed to being featured in SAY IT LOUD.


Please provide the requested information below to gain a chance to be one of the few designers exhibited in

SAY IT LOUD - Tennessee

We will notify the Featured Designers - February 2023


  • Submission period December 4, 2022 - February 5, 2023

  • Selected Architects/Designers Announced: February Launch of the Physical and Virtual Exhibition 



  • Applicants are required to live and/or work in Tennessee and be women or BIPOC designer, who have a significant role in the submitted project. 

  • Projects submitted for consideration may be located outside of Tennessee.

  • Women (She, Her) (female or transgender) of any ethnicity and Black, Indigenous, Person of Color

  • Built / Unbuilt Work 

We strongly encourage submissions that reflect a broad and inclusive definition of design excellence. Each entry is judged for the success with which it has met its individual requirements. Submissions must exhibit design achievement that demonstrates exemplary skill and creativity in the resolution and integration of formal, functional, and technical requirements, including ecological stewardship and social responsibility. Submissions should also reflect a strong sense of place, history, and purpose.

Architecture is a profession in which design capability is prized and intellectual property is the most common proof of worth, in terms of talent and experience. Contemporary practice is by its nature collaborative. The more complex the project, or the more prolonged the design and construction process, the more individuals may lay valid claim to credit for some part of the work.

Please comply with the AIA Code of Ethics for credit and attribution below.


  • Featured in the SAY IT LOUD - Tennessee exhibition that will debut in February 2023

  • Your Name, business or work will be promoted by SAY IT LOUD in publications, on websites and social media.

  • Your Profile will be included in the Great Diverse Designers Library. 

  • All those selected will be considered for future SIL Exhibitions.

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