Emerging Voices Night 1


(L) modus studio | Sculpture Studio, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 2017. Credit: Timothy Hursley; (R) Future Green | Nowadays, Queens, New York, 2015. Credit: K. Taro Hashimura

Emerging Voices 2018

Chris Baribeau, modus studio, Fayetteville
David Seiter, Future Green Studio, Brooklyn

Introduced by Jing Liu

1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs

The first evening of the annual Emerging Voices lecture series.

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.

Established in 2008, modus studio works across a variety of scales, from furniture design to master planning. The studio is founded on the idea that “relevant and inspiring architecture can be sourced from simple, everyday experiences.” Recent projects include Green Forest Middle School, a reinterpretation of traditional school design for a small agricultural community; Eco Modern Flats, a renovation of four dated Fayetteville apartment buildings to improve aesthetics, performance, and sustainability; and a transformation of a warehouse on a brownfield site into a University of Arkansas sculpture studio.

David Seiter established Future Green Studio in 2008 as a landscape architecture firm that recognizes a “deep integration” between architecture and landscape with an emphasis on research, fabrication, and horticulture. Recent projects include Nowadays, a Queens performance venue with a laid-back, parklike atmosphere; Spontaneous Urban Plants: Weeds in NYC, a book promoting the aesthetic and ecological benefits of weeds; and Half Street, a block-long pedestrian plaza in Washington, D.C. that uses green infrastructure to manage stormwater runoff.

Jing Liu is a co-founding Principal at New York-based SO-IL and is a past Emerging Voices winner in 2013. She has been a faculty member at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation since 2009 and advises the Master’s thesis at Parsons The New School of Design. Liu served on this year’s Emerging Voices committee.

Time & Place
Thursday, March 1, 2018
7:00 p.m.
SVA Theatre
333 West 23rd Street
New York, NY
GET TICKETS by registering on Eventbrite. Emerging Voices 2018 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.
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 M. Cuomo and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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