Emerging Voices: Omar Gandhi; Rozana Montiel

March

Click for More Images | (T) Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura, Common-Utility, Mexico City | Photo by Sandra Pereznieto | (B) Omar Gandhi Architect, Rabbit Snare Gorge, Nova Scotia, Canada | Photo © Doublespace Photography

Omar Gandhi Architect, Rabbit Snare Gorge, Nova Scotia, Canada | Photo © Doublespace Photography

Omar Gandhi Architect, Rabbit Snare Gorge, Nova Scotia, Canada | Photo © Doublespace Photography

Omar Gandhi Architect, Black Gables, Nova Scotia, Canada | Photo by Greg Richardson Photography, © Omar Gandhi

Omar Gandhi Architect, Black Gables, Nova Scotia, Canada | Photo by Greg Richardson Photography, © Omar Gandhi

Omar Gandhi Architect, Float, Halifax | Photo © Doublespace Photography

Omar Gandhi Architect, Float, Halifax | Photo © Doublespace Photography

Omar Gandhi Architect, Harbour Heights, Nova Scotia, Canada | Photo © Greg Richardson Photography

Omar Gandhi Architect, Harbour Heights, Nova Scotia, Canada | Photo © Greg Richardson Photography

Omar Gandhi Architect, Harbour Heights, Nova Scotia, Canada | Photo © Greg Richardson Photography

Omar Gandhi Architect, Harbour Heights, Nova Scotia, Canada | Photo © Greg Richardson Photography

Omar Gandhi Architect, Moore Studio, Nova Scotia, Canada | Photo © Greg Richardson Photography

Omar Gandhi Architect, Moore Studio, Nova Scotia, Canada | Photo © Greg Richardson Photography

Omar Gandhi Architect, Shantih, Nova Scotia, Canada | Photo © Greg Richardson Photography

Omar Gandhi Architect, Shantih, Nova Scotia, Canada | Photo © Greg Richardson Photography

Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura, Lake House, Valle de Bravo, Mexico | Photo by Jordi Bernadó

Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura, Lake House, Valle de Bravo, Mexico | Photo by Jordi Bernadó

Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura, Common-Utility, Mexico City | Photo by Sandra Pereznieto

Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura, Common-Utility, Mexico City | Photo by Sandra Pereznieto

Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura, Court, Veracruz, Mexico | Photo by Sandra Pereznieto

Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura, Court, Veracruz, Mexico | Photo by Sandra Pereznieto

Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura, Void Circle, Jalisco, Mexico | Photo by Iwan Baan

Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura, Void Circle, Jalisco, Mexico | Photo by Iwan Baan

Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura, Highway Modules, Morelia Highway, Mexico City | Photo by Ramiro Chaves

Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura, Highway Modules, Morelia Highway, Mexico City | Photo by Ramiro Chaves

Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura, City out of Line, Mexico City | Photo by Jordi Bernadó

Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura, City out of Line, Mexico City | Photo by Jordi Bernadó

 

Emerging Voices
Omar Gandhi, Omar Gandhi Architect, Halifax and Toronto
Rozana Montiel, Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura, Mexico City
Introduced by Sunil Bald

1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs

The second evening of the annual Emerging Voices lecture series features Omar Gandhi of Omar Gandhi Architect; and Rozana Montiel of Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura. Emerging Voices 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 architecture, and urbanism.

Omar Gandhi is the Principal of Omar Gandhi Architect, which he founded in 2010. He is also a sessional instructor at the School of Architecture and Planning at Dalhousie University. Omar Gandhi approaches each project by first choosing “materials and forms that express and respond to the specific qualities of site.” Typological forms are then reconstituted to be “receptive and responsive,” keeping to a “modest, formal lineage that makes for architecture that is accessible to all types of people.” Recent projects include the Black Gables residence, the Float residence, and Rabbit Snare Gorge, all located in Nova Scotia.           

Rozana Montiel is the founding Principal of Rozana Montiel | Estudio de Arquitectura. Rozana Montiel specializes in “architectural design, artistic re-conceptualizations of space, and design for the public domain.” The studio “researches public space issues, attempting to recover social construction in city making and collaborates with specialists in landscape architecture, permaculture, industrial design, social anthropology, photography, art, literature, and film-making depending on the nature of the project.” Recent projects include the City Out of Line park in Mexico City; Common-Unity, a public space rehabilitation project in Mexico City; and Court, a partially enclosed sports field in Veracruz, Mexico.

Sunil Bald is a co-founding Principal of the New York-based studioSUMO and a past Emerging Voices winner in 2010. After an initial term as Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale, Bald has continued to teach design studios and visualization at the School. He served on this year’s Emerging Voices committee.

Time & Place
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
7:00 p.m.
The Sheen Center
18 Bleecker Street
New York
Tickets
Tickets are free for League members; $10 for non-members. Members may reserve a ticket by e-mailing: rsvp@archleague.org. Member tickets will be electronically distributed the day of the event and should be printed in advance; unclaimed tickets will be released fifteen minutes after the start of the program. Non-members may purchase tickets online here beginning March 21 until 12:00 p.m. March 29. Additional non-member tickets will be available at the door for purchase with cash, space permitting.
Support
Emerging Voices is generously supported by Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown. 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. This evening's program receives additional support from the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation, the Consulate General of Mexico in New York, and the Mexican Cultural Institute.

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