The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices program spotlights North American architects, landscape architects, and urban designers who have significant bodies of realized work and the potential to influence their field.
Janette Kim is an architectural designer, researcher, and educator based in the San Francisco Bay area. Kim’s practice operates in three modes: as principal of the design firm All of the Above, as co-director of the research laboratory Urban Works Agency at the California College of the Arts, and as an independent scholar and author. Across these roles, she promotes equitable design protocols and creates multimedia decision-making tools to help translate between architecture and its stakeholders. In her own words, Kim aims to “empower communities to realize a more equitable redistribution of land, resources, and risk.”
Nahyun Hwang and David Eugin Moon founded N H D M Architects in New York City in 2010. Operating at the intersection of architecture and urbanism, the collaborative design and research practice “aims to explore some of the most critical inquiries of our times through the rigorous investigation of, and provocative propositions in, the built environment,” in its own words. Through built work and speculative research, N H D M explores a wide range of topics, including immigrant and migrant spaces; emerging dwelling typologies; environmental justice; and reuse and reprogramming.
The presentations will be followed by a conversation with Marc Neveu. Neveu is co-director of the Center of Building Innovation (CoBI) at Arizona State University and the past executive editor of the Journal of Architectural Education. He was a member of the 2023 Emerging Voices jury.