Each year the League selects eight emerging practitioners through a juried portfolio competition. The Emerging Voices award spotlights individuals and firms based in the United States, Canada, or Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urbanism. The jury reviews significant bodies of realized work that represent the best of their kind, and address larger issues of architecture, landscape, and the built environment.
Being named an Emerging Voice by the Architectural League is one of the most coveted awards in North American architecture, and the program has a superb track record over its thirty-year history of identifying and nurturing firms that go on to have influential practices. For a complete list of past winners, click here.
This year’s jury included Henry Cobb, Paul Lewis, Kate Orff, Thomas de Monchaux, Annabelle Selldorf, and Adam Yarinsky. Emerging Voices is organized by League Program Director Anne Rieselbach. The eight winning teams will each lecture in New York in March. For more information on those lectures, click here.
Look for additional content on each firm below in the coming months, including original interviews, videos of their lectures, and expanded material on their recent projects.
Emerging Voices is generously supported by Maharam. The Emerging Voices program is also supported by the Next Generation Fund of the Architectural League. Architectural League programs are additionally supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Firm information and a project slideshow for Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects.
The current economic crisis in Spain provides a point of departure for rethinking global patterns of urbanization and settlement. With documentation of a February 2013 symposium, photography, an essay, and interview.
A look at the ongoing debate surrounding MoMA’s plans for the American Folk Art Museum building.
Introducing this year’s Prize winners with firm descriptions and project slideshows.
In “The Ricotta Index,” Deborah Helaine Morris, one of two runners-up of the Fuzzy Math writing competition, charts the shifting demographics of one pocket of Brooklyn through the dairy aisle of her local supermarkets, delis, and specialty food stores.