Colloqate | Paper Monuments, New Orleans, LA, 2018. Credit: Chris Daemmrich

The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices program spotlights North American architects, landscape architects, and urban designers who have significant bodies of realized work and the potential to influence their field.

Colloqate won a 2019 award.

New Orleans-based Colloqate was founded in 2017 by Bryan C. Lee, Jr. and Sue Mobley.

The firm describes itself as “a multidisciplinary nonprofit design justice practice focused on expanding community access to, and building power through, the design of public, civic, and cultural spaces.”

Projects include:

Bryan C. Lee, Jr. earned a BS in architecture from The Ohio State University and an MArch from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He received a 2013 AIA Diversity Recognition Award, was a 2015 Next City Vanguard Fellow, and was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business in 2018.

Sue Mobley earned a BA in anthropology from Loyola University and a combined BA and MA in political science and international human rights law from the American University in Cairo. She contributed to Remaking New Orleans: Beyond Exceptionalism and Authenticity, forthcoming from Duke University Press.