SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina

Hosted by Beyond the Built Environment, NCNOMA, and AIA North Carolina


Thank you for supporting SAY IT LOUD North Carolina.

Unfortunately, due to the rise in COVID cases across the state, we will have to postpone our exhibit opening event to February. Once we have new a date scheduled when it is safer for us all to gather and celebrate, we will email you to let you know.

Our exhibits will still be opening on their original dates (Raleigh on January 27th and Charlotte on January 28th) and we will be in touch soon with a calendar of times and dates you will be able to visit and view the exhibit.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We are looking forward to seeing you all in a safe manner and celebrating our talented designers across the state together.

~ SAY IT LOUD North Carolina Committee

SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina is the Largest SAY IT LOUD Exhibition to Date!

The SAY IT LOUD - NC team set out planning with a goal - to make this exhibition the largest in SAY IT LOUD history. We know there are many stories to tell from the minority architects around the State, and if we had the chance to share them, we wanted to do it LOUDLY. We are excited to announce that we have currently TRIPLED the largest SAY IT LOUD exhibition to date, with over 140 submissions!

An Internationally-Recognized Exhibition

North Carolina’s Chapters of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NCNOMA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIANC) are pleased to bring the internationally-recognized exhibition, SAY IT LOUD by Beyond the Built Environment, to North Carolina!

SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina elevates the contributions of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and women designers, architects, engineers, and planners. The SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina exhibition includes two parts, starting with a virtual exhibit opened in May 2021, followed by a physical exhibit opening in Charlotte and Raleigh in January 2022.

One Effort, Two Exhibit Openings

To launch this monumental effort, we are excited to be opening complementary exhibits in Raleigh and Charlotte! Both feature projects by the diverse design professionals in our state, as well as quotes and video interviews on their experiences in the architecture and design professions. We will also have remarks from the Founder of Beyond the Built Environment, Pascale Sablan, FAIA, as well as SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina organizers.

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January 27 - Raleigh Center for Architecture and Design, 14 E Peace St, Raleigh, NC


January 28 - UNCC School of Architecture Thomas I. Storrs Building, Lambla Gallery, 9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC


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Click Here to Visit the Online Exhibition!

Click Here to View the SAY IT LOUD - NC Magazine!


Become a Sponsor Today! (Click Here)

There are still opportunities for tax-deductible financial support from architecture and building-industry firms across North Carolina who support efforts of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Your support will allow us to make sure this effort is shared far and wide, and that these types of collaborative efforts to build diversity in our profession continue in perpetuity.

Your sponsorship supports the virtual exhibition, the physical exhibition, subsidizing entries and the sustained effort of SAY IT LOUD NC. Marketing graphics will be provided for premiere, gold and silver sponsors. All sponsors will receive a SAY IT LOUD swag bag and there are opportunities for presenting sponsorships. Please reach out to for more information.

Contact Us

All questions can be sent and specific questions can be directed to:

  • Partnership - Cassandra Pierre and Megan Bowles
  • Sponsorship - Joel Pominville and Zakiya Wiggins
  • Social Media and Advertising - Marques Moore and Maggie Whittemore
  • Educational Programming - Melanie Reddrick and Vershae Hite

The Online Exhibit can be Found Here

The SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina Magazine can be Found Here

Sponsorship Information can be Found Here

Sponsorship Levels Linked Here

The Full Information Packet can be Downloaded Here

Information Packet Linked Here

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