Emerging Voices: Roy Decker & Anne Marie Duvall Decker; Chris Leong & Dominic Leong

March

(T) Leong Leong | Anita May Rosenstein Campus at the Los Angeles LGBT Center | Image courtesy Leong Leong | (B) Duvall Decker Architects | Midtown Affordable Housing, Jackson, MS | Photo © Timothy Hursley

Click for More Images | (T) Leong Leong in association with Killefer Flammang Architects | Anita May Rosenstein Campus at the Los Angeles LGBT Center | Image courtesy Leong Leong | (B) Duvall Decker Architects | Midtown Affordable Housing, Jackson, MS | Photo © Timothy Hursley

Duvall Decker Architects | Midtown Affordable Housing, Jackson, MS | Photo ©Timothy Hursley

Duvall Decker Architects | Midtown Affordable Housing, Jackson, MS | Photo ©Timothy Hursley

Duvall Decker Architects | Midtown Affordable Housing, Jackson, MS | Photo ©Timothy Hursley

Duvall Decker Architects | Midtown Affordable Housing, Jackson, MS | Photo ©Timothy Hursley

Duvall Decker Architects | Bennie G. Thompson Academic & Civil Rights Research Center, Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS | Photo ©Timothy Hursley

Duvall Decker Architects | Bennie G. Thompson Academic & Civil Rights Research Center, Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS | Photo ©Timothy Hursley

Duvall Decker Architects | Dumas Hall Renovation, Alcorn State University, Lorman, MS | Photo ©Timothy Hursley

Duvall Decker Architects | Jobie L. Martin Classroom Building, Hinds Community College, Jackson, MS | Photo © Timothy Hursley

Duvall Decker Architects | Jobie L. Martin Classroom Building, Hinds Community College, Jackson, MS | Photo © Timothy Hursley

Duvall Decker Architects | Mississippi Library Commission, Jackson, MS | Photo © Timothy Hursley

Duvall Decker Architects | Mississippi Library Commission, Jackson, MS | Photo © Timothy Hursley

Duvall Decker Architects | Mississippi Library Commission, Jackson, MS | Photo © Timothy Hursley

Duvall Decker Architects | Mississippi Library Commission, Jackson, MS | Photo © Timothy Hursley

Duvall Decker Architects | Oak Ridge House, Jackson, MS | Photo © Timothy Hursley

Duvall Decker Architects | Oak Ridge House, Jackson, MS | Photo © Timothy Hursley

Leong Leong | Anita May Rosenstein Campus at the Los Angeles LGBT Center | Image courtesy Leong Leong

Leong Leong | Anita May Rosenstein Campus at the Los Angeles LGBT Center | Image courtesy Leong Leong

Leong Leong | Anita May Rosenstein Campus at the Los Angeles LGBT Center | Image courtesy Leong Leong

Leong Leong | Anita May Rosenstein Campus at the Los Angeles LGBT Center | Image courtesy Leong Leong

Leong Leong | Center for Community and Entrepreneurship, Queens, NY | Image courtesy Leong Leong

Leong Leong | Center for Community and Entrepreneurship, Queens, NY | Image courtesy Leong Leong

Leong Leong with Zahner, Tim Haahs Architects | City View Garage, Miami, FL | Image courtesy Leong Leong

Leong Leong | City View Garage, Miami, FL | Image courtesy Leong Leong

Leong Leong | U.S. Pavilion for the XIV Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy | Photo courtesy Leong Leong

Leong Leong | U.S. Pavilion for the XIV Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy | Photo courtesy Leong Leong

Leong Leong | 3.1 Phillip Lim, Seoul, South Korea | Photo courtesy Leong Leong

Leong Leong | 3.1 Phillip Lim, Seoul, South Korea | Photo courtesy Leong Leong

Leong Leong | Past Futures, Present, Futures at Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York City | Photo courtesy Leong Leong

Leong Leong | Past Futures, Present, Futures at Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York City | Photo courtesy Leong Leong

Leong Leong | Turning Pink at W/ Project Space, New York City | Photo courtesy Leong Leong

Leong Leong | Turning Pink at W/ Project Space, New York City | Photo courtesy Leong Leong

Emerging Voices 2017

Roy Decker and Anne Marie Duvall Decker, Duvall Decker Architects, Jackson, Mississippi
Chris Leong and Dominic Leong, Leong Leong, New York City

Introduced by Billie Tsien

1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs

The second evening of the annual Emerging Voices lecture series features Roy Decker and Anne Marie Duvall Decker of Duvall Decker Architects; and Chris Leong and Dominic Leong of Leong Leong. 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.


Duvall Decker Architects was founded in 1997 in Jackson, Mississippi by Roy Decker and Anne Marie Duvall Decker. The firm “experiments and works through complicated systems of economic, physical, and social constraints” actively working against typology and “architecture as narrative.” Working primarily in Mississippi, they assert that the state’s lack of public funds forces them to maneuver among the “competing local cultural desires” to “make do” and “to do more with less.” Their work ranges from architectural design and community planning to real estate development and construction management. Recent projects in Mississippi include the renovation of the Dumas Hall at Alcorn State University in Lorman and the Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center at Tougaloo College in Tougaloo. In 2012, construction was completed on the firm’s Midtown Affordable Housing in Jackson, which includes 22 units of federally funded affordable housing and a renovated commercial building that contains a health clinic, barbershop, and administrative offices. Both principals have taught at Mississippi State and Auburn Universities. Anne Marie Duvall Decker received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Mississippi State and Roy Decker received his Master of Architecture degree from Kent State University.

Chris Leong and Dominic Leong are partners in the New York-based firm Leong Leong, which they founded in 2009. Their practice is “driven by a curiosity for new organization typologies and aesthetic experiences, which offer new ways of living, working, and interacting with one another.” Thus, Leong Leong’s interests are “not defined by a particular project type, but by the potential to create environments and artifacts with cultural resonance.” Recent projects include the 2015 City View Garage in Miami and the 2014 U.S. Pavilion for the XIV Venice Architecture Biennale. Two projects scheduled for completion in 2019 include the Center for Community and Entrepreneurship in Queens, New York; and the Anita May Rosenstein Campus at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Both partners currently teach at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Chris Leong received his Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University School of Architecture and Dominic Leong received his Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.

Billie Tsien is a co-founding principal architect of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners and President of The Architectural League of New York. She served on this year’s Emerging Voices committee.

Time & Place
Thursday, March 9, 2017
7:00 p.m.
SVA Theatre
333 West 23rd Street
New York, NY
Tickets
GET TICKETS by registering on Eventbrite. Emerging Voices 2017 lectures are free for Architectural League members and $10 for non-members. Non-members may begin to reserve tickets a week in advance of the lecture. Not a member? Join today.
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.

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