When: Friday, August 06 / 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Organizer: Baltimore Architecture Foundation

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SAY IT LOUD Maryland “Hear Our Voices” Virtual Panel

Join us for a panel discussion to celebrate the virtual launch of SAY IT LOUD Maryland.

This program is hosted on Zoom. Upon registering you will receive an email confirmation and a Zoom link. If you do not receive a link, please contact ndennies@aiabalt.com. If you do not contact us at least 1 hour prior to the start of the program, we cannot guarantee admittance.

The Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) and Baltimore Heritage present a series of 30 minute live virtual tours and presentations focusing on Baltimore architecture, preservation and history. This special presentation is hosted in partnership with Bmore NOMA.

Tickets are donation based. We encourage you to give what you can to support BAF and Baltimore Heritage and Bmore NOMA. Your support helps us make up for lost tour and program revenue from COVID-19 and create more virtual programs like this.

To celebrate the virtual launch of SAY IT LOUD Maryland, join us for a panel discussion featuring four of the winners included in the exhibition. They will speak to their experiences as diverse professionals in Baltimore and the projects they are most proud of.

The physical SAY IT LOUD Maryland exhibition will open at the Baltimore Center for Architecture and Design in October 2021.

Pascale Sablan, FAIA, founder and Executive Director of Beyond the Built Environment will introduce the exhibition and moderate the panel.


Helen Ross Staley

Helen Ross Staley is the first woman to become a member of the Baltimore Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (1955). She studied Interior Design at Stephens College in Missouri & transferred to University of Pennsylvania in 1940 for a Bachelors of Architecture degree. She won 1st place in a national Beaux Arts Institute of Design competition and was offered her first job working in New York City by one of the judges. Eventually she moved to Maryland to be with her high school sweetheart who returned from the war. They raised 4 beautiful children while she had her own practice, mostly residential work, with some commercial & institutional projects.

Charlston Britton Jr., Assoc. AIA, NOMA

A native of New Orleans, Charlston Britton is an architectural designer working in Baltimore. In 2015 he was named as a LSU McNair Scholar and conducted design research on urban resilience and flood shelters. While studying at the WAAC in 2016, he was awarded the Product Making Award in Experimentation for his distinguished process in the exploration of materials and forms. He currently serves as chair of the AIA Baltimore EP Committee and has recently completed their 2021 CivicLAB program.


Nakita Reed is an award-winning preservation architect who focuses on sustainability. She’s a registered architect, LEED AP, and a certified Passive House Consultant. She serves on the boards of Preservation Maryland, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation and is the host of the Tangible Remnants podcast, which explores the intersection of architecture, preservation, sustainability, race & gender. She has a MArch and a MS in Historic Preservation from UPENN and a BS in Architecture from UVA.

Sarsfield Williams Jr.

Sarsfield Williams Jr. is a native Baltimorean youth advocate, with 30+ years of organizational development and construction experience. My work seeks to inspire imagination in Baltimore City’s most vulnerable children by revitalizing mixed-income communities that foster life-long relationships and simultaneously address Black wealth inequality. As the Founding Principal at ASPIREhomes, we build in support of Black families and the need for restorative cultural pride in the African Diaspora.