“The 2016 ‘Voices,’ each responding to distinct geographic sites and typologies, all compellingly address the relationship between architecture and place by resourcefully synthesizing programmatic invention with computational production and the craft of building,” Anne Rieselbach, program director, said in a statement.
This year, the jury panel was composed of Sunil Bald, Henry N. Cobb, Susannah Drake, Mario Gooden, Karrie Jacobs, Anna Kats, Thomas Phifer, and Billie Tsien.
Lectures with the winners will be held throughout March and April at The Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, 18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY at 7:00 p.m. Please verify all program information with The Architectural League before listing.
The 2016 winners are…
A Cambridge, Massachusetts, architecture firm with works as far away as Turkey and close to home in Boston that views “the synthesis of place, program, and community as an opportunity to enhance the rituals of everyday life, foster a sense of wellbeing, and to inspire the imagination.”
Omar Gandhi, principal at Omar Gandhi Architect
Based in Halifax and Toronto, Gandhi’s projects are site-specific and material forward, keeping to a “modest, formal lineage that makes for architecture that is accessible to all types of people.”
Cesar Guerrero, Ana Cecilia Garza, Carlos Flores, and Maria Sevilla of S-AR
The Monterrey, Mexico–based firm focuses on “the design and development of architectural projects of several scales and typologies from private, experimental, and social structures to architectural installations, educational buildings as well as furniture and book design.”
Frank Jacobus and Marc Manack, principals at SILO AR+D
Splitting their time between Cleveland and Fayetteville, Arkansas, Jacobus and Manack have worked on a spectrum of projects from a church in Cleveland, a “Super Sukkah” pavilion in St. Louis, and a home in Fayetteville.
Jon Lott, principal at PARA Project and cofounding member of Collective-LOK
New York’s Jon Lott has most recently crafted a series of sleek, monolithic structures in Syracuse, New York, including the Haffenden House residence, the Crawford Attic Writing Room, and La Casita.
E.B. Min and Jeffrey L. Day, principals, Min | Day
Founded on the belief that “architecture is a spatial and material practice in the service of human habitation,” the studio is located in San Francisco and Omaha, with projects ranging from a home to a public transportation station.
Rozana Montiel founder, Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura
Montiel’s work focuses on the public domain with projects that include the City Out of Line Park in Mexico City, Common-Unity, a public space rehabilitation project in Mexico City, and Court, a sports field in Veracruz, Mexico.
Heather Roberge principal, Murmur
Roberge’s most recent projects include an installation at SCI-Arc Gallery and two residences in Los Angeles, where the architect is based.