The SAY IT LOUD exhibit is now open in Washington, D.C.

The Architects Foundation has launched its latest exhibit at The Octagon in Washington, D.C. SAY IT LOUD, curated by Pascale Sablan, FAIA, will be on view through December 2022.

SAY IT LOUD is an exhibit featuring projects by women and diverse design professionals, as well as interviews about their experiences in the architecture and design professions. This exhibit shares, protects and celebrates the journey of the underrepresented to inspire the next generation. SAY IT LOUD at The Octagon in Washington will include a special component featuring Black architects from The American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows.

Pascale Sablan, FAIA, is also the 2021 AIA Whitney Young Award recipient. SAY IT LOUD is sponsored by the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), the AIA College of Fellows, and the Architects Foundation.

Sablan has not only captured our audience, but the attention of Oprah Winfrey, and was featured in Oprah's FUTURERISING: Meet the Black trailblazers moving our world forward initiative.

The Octagon is open Thursday-Saturday from 11am-4pm. Museum admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children and teens under 18, and free for children under five. The Octagon is the oldest private residence in Washington and hosts programs demonstrating the cultural and societal impact of architects and architecture, and the architect’s potential to create a just and equitable society.

Free guided tours will be offered at 11am and 3pm (roughly 45 minutes) and are included with museum admission. Self-guided tour information is available on-site.

Additional information

Read the House Beautiful article about Pascale Sablan, FAIA, that caught Oprah Winfrey's attention.

Image credits

Pascale Sablan at her SAY IT LOUD exhibition in Washington, D.C.

Michael G. Stewart

SAY IT LOUD exhibit at The Octagon in Washington, D.C.

Michael G. Stewart

SAY IT LOUD exhibit at The Octagon in Washington, D.C.

Michael G. Stewart

The Octagon in Washington, D.C. is the oldest residence in the city.