The Architectural League‘s Emerging Voices lecture series, now in its 30th year, has reliably identified important new talent through a juried selection process. This year’s group reflects a number of important currents in contemporary practice in North America.
The Palais des Arts by Aranda Lasch.
In recent years, a number of young Mexican firms have been showcased, and this year’s group includes three practices, Ambrosi Etchegaray, Atelier ARS, and CC Arquitectos, which represent that country’s proud tradition of stark and rooted modernism.
Boston, long seen as conservative place to work, is represented by two young firms, Merge Architects, and Neri Oxman.
A can-do pragmatism and urbanistic grit informs Philadelphia’s ISA, and the pioneering digital designers Aranda/Lasch, based in New York and Tucson, are rapidly moving from installations and furniture to significant freestanding buildings.
The emergence of landscape architecture and landscape urbanism is reflected in the design and research of Miami‘s Studio Roberto Rovira.
For a full schedule of the Emerging Voices lecture series, visit the League’s website. Full profiles of each firm will be available in the March East Coast edition of AN.