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2022 Scholarships

Updated: Apr 11, 2023

2022 OFA Scholarship Awards & Architecture Showcase Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts: DeVos Room April 12, 2022 | 5:30pm-8:30pm


The Orlando Foundation for Architecture hosted its awards event in collaboration with UCF, the University of Florida, and Valencia College. The evening featured student presentations, scholarship awards, and a talk with nationally known architect, Pascale Sablan, FAIA, of the New York office of Adjaye and Associates.


2022 2+2+2 Scholarship Awards​ $ 5,000 - Maite Bruno, a UF CityLab student in her final year of the Master of Architecture degree program $ 4,000 - Kylie Williams, a UCF Graduate entering CityLab $ 2,000 - Valeria Lemus Samour, a UCF student in her final year of the Bachelor of Design in Architecture degree program $ 2,000 - Valery Villarraga, a Valencia Graduate entering UCF $ 1,000 - Ethan Lugo, a Valencia student in his final year of the Associate of Arts degree program 2022 BAM Student Scholarship Award $ 1,000 - Madison Brown, an Apopka High School Graduate entering the Pre-Architecture program at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University



About the Speaker:



Pascale Sablan, FAIA, NOMA, LEED AP, Associate at Adjaye Associates, with over 14 years of experience, has been on the team for a variety of projects around the world. Pascale is the 315th living African-American, woman registered architect in the U.S. She is an activist architect who works to advance architecture for the betterment of society, bring visibility and voice to the issues concerning women and BIPOC designers. She founded the Beyond the Built Environment organization positioned to uniquely address the inequitable disparities in architecture. She has been quoted in the New York Times regarding her efforts, and Forbes magazine describes her as "the powerhouse woman is actively changing history with a simple mission: women and designers of color must claim and be credited for their contributions to the built environment." In 2020 Pascale was voted President-Elect of the National Organization of Minority Architects, the 5th woman to hold this position in the organization's 50-year legacy. She was awarded the Architectural League 2021 Emerging Voices award and the 2021 AIA Whitney M. Young. Jr Award for her advocacy efforts and ascended to the AIA College of Fellows, the youngest African American to reach that honor in the organization's 164-year legacy. Pascale has given lectures at Colleges and Universities nationally; cultural institutions such as the United Nations and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Learn more about Pascale's advocacy projects at www.beyondthebuilt.com/say-it-loud.



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