For Immediate Release
June 25, 2020
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Angela Courtney

Catherine Gardner

(BPRW) New York-based Architect To Teach Architecture + Design Summer Camp In The Delta

(Black PR Wire) Greenville, Miss. – Alex Foundation will host its annual architecture + design summer camp for girls July 13-17, 2020.   The free digital summer camp will convene 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. daily.  Enrollment capacity is 25 for girls entering the 7th grade in Washington County in Mississippi and Chicot County in Arkansas. Funding for the camp is made possible by King’s Daughters and Sons Circle #2 and Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area. 


The weeklong virtual summer camp will use historic Belmont Plantation as a backdrop for teaching and learning.  A virtual tour of Belmont Planation will be presented to youth participants as part of their architecture study on repurposing historic strutures.


During the architecture + design summer camp, youth will receive an architecture kit with all their supplies for the week, including laptops, Wi-Fi, and design software to fabricate structures. The virtual camp will be taught by licensed architect Pascale Sablan, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP.


With over twelve years of architecture and design experience, Architect Sablan 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 the New York-based 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 women and diverse 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.


Pascale 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.

For more information on Pascale Sablan and Beyond The Built Environment, visit For more information on the Alex Foundation, visit