Emerging Voices 2013

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.  

On February 4, 2013, we published a feature introducing the eight firms selected as winners of Emerging Voices 2013. Over the course of the summer and fall, we updated this feature with a series of interviews with the winning firms, as well as videos of their March 2013 lectures. The fourth and final installment of these expanded posts, now available below, are with Carlos Bedoya, Wonne Ickx, Victor Jaime, and Abel Perles of PRODUCTORA, and Andy Cao and Xavier Perrot of cao | perrot Studio.

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.

Published: February 4, 2013. Updated: July 8, August 19, September 16, & October 7, 2013