SAY IT LOUD – South Carolina Exhibit Traveling to Sift Gallery at McMillan Pazdan Smith

SAY IT LOUD - South Carolina Exhibit Traveling to Sift Gallery at McMillan Pazdan Smith

SAVE THE DATE: Opening at Sift Gallery on Thursday, July 25, 5:00 – 8:00pm!


It’s been a quiet year here for Sift gallery at McMillan Pazdan Smith, and we’re proud to announce our inaugural reopening for 2024. In collaboration with Beyond the Built Environment and the newly established SC Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (SCNOMA) together with AIA South Carolina, Sift Gallery at McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture will host “SAY IT LOUD(ER) – South Carolina” from July 25 – September, 2024 in downtown Greenville. The internationally recognized “SAY IT LOUD” exhibition is on tour for its second showing in South Carolina! The original show highlights 1,112 minority architects across the country, with 21 practicing in South Carolina, featuring their bio, influences, and inspiration in architecture.

Say What?

SAY IT LOUD(ER) is not our typical Sift Gallery fine art art show — but a presentation and recognition of local talent across the state of SC within the architectural profession. The mission for this exhibition is to highlight and celebrate the contributions of diverse designers and advocates for equitable built environments and communities — and to help further the discussion on equity and diversity in the profession and South Carolina’s built environment.

SAY IT LOUD(ER) – South Carolina

The national SAY IT LOUD exhibit highlights the contributions of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and women designers, architects, engineers, planners and students across the U.S. The SAY IT LOUD(ER) title indicates this traveling exhibition has expanded beyond the original exhibit. In 2023, the call for submissions was open state-wide to design professionals at all experience levels and students studying architecture. Each localized show is featured at a variety of venues across the nation, from New York to California, with the first SC showing at the new Center for Architecture in downtown Columbia, SC.

Pictured: SAY IT LOUD design professionals from MPS

Opening Reception

The opening reception at Sift Gallery will be Thursday, July 25, 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Join us for a design chat with our own MPS Greenville team members featured in the show (pictured above from left to right): project designer Jennifer Durrah, Assoc. AIA, NOMA – a founding and current board member (Communications Chair) with SCNOMA and architect Janet Zuckerman, AIA, NCARB, NOMA – also a founding and current board member (Vice President and President Elect) with SCNOMA. Other team members featured in the show are principal architect Michelle Smyth, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB (MPS Charleston) and design professionals Xin Gao, Assoc. AIA (MPS Columbia) and Melissa Ricaurte (MPS Charleston).

Visit and scroll down or search for “South Carolina” to read about our design professionals in the show.

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