Eight up-and-coming architecture firms from across North America have been distinguished as Emerging Voices by the Architectural League. The prestigious award is bestowed annually on a group of firms that have established a distinct design voice in their work and have “the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urbanism.” This year’s winners are INABA, 5468796 architecture, SCAPE Landscape Architecture, Studio NMinusOne, Oyler Wu Collaborative, SsD, Arquitectura 911sc, and Atelier TAG. A jury comprised of Henry Cobb, Geoff Manaugh, Paul Lewis, Jamie Maslyn Larson, Annabelle Selldorf, Claire Weisz, and Dan Wood selected the firms based on a review of their portfolios. Past Emerging Voices have included many of today’s top-name architects including Morphosis, Enrique Norten, Deborah Berke, Michael Maltzan, SHoP Architects, Jeanne Gang, and Steven Holl.
Each year, the winning firms present their work at a lecture series presented by the League in New York. Beginning on March 2, will take place at the Rose Auditorium in the new Morphosis-designed building at The Cooper Union. Also watch for an upcoming issue of The Architect’s Newspaper where we feature a profile of each Emerging Voices winner.
Information on the lecture series and architecture firms from the Architectural League:
All lectures will be held at the Rose Auditorium, The Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square, New York City at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are required for admission to the lectures. For more information on the lectures and tickets, visit www.archleague.org, beginning February 1.
Friday, March 2
INABA, Jeffrey Inaba, New York and Los Angeles: INABA’s projects range from books and diagrams to installations, creating physical form from abstract content.
5468796 architecture, Johanna Hurme and Sasa Radulovic, Winnipeg: With a focus on housing and public projects, the collaborative office playfully explores the possibilities of architecture within the constraints of modest budgets and materials.
Friday, March 9
SCAPE / Landscape Architecture, Kate Orff and Elena Brescia, New York: Through its landscape and urban design practice SCAPE researches new futures for the urban-natural environment.
Studio NMinusOne, Christos Marcopoulos and Carol Moukheiber, Toronto: The studio’s work, both built and theoretical, explores the frontier of the digital and real and its effects on the physiologies of occupants of buildings and environments.
Friday, March 23
Oyler Wu Collaborative, Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu, Los Angeles: Oyler Wu’s installations, pavilions, and façade experimentations are informed by and explore fabrication processes and materials.
SsD, Jinhee Park and John Hong, New York, Boston, and Seoul: The firm’s work, from private residences to light sculptures to public buildings, combines research and production to find multivalent expressions from minimal form.
Friday, March 30
arquitectura911sc, Jose Castillo and Saidee Springall, Mexico City: The office responds to the rich social and political complexities of Mexico in its wide-ranging work from social housing to urban planning.
Atelier TAG, Manon Asselin and Katsuhiro Yamazaki, Montreal: The firm builds primarily in the public realm exploring the civic functions of architecture.