The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices award spotlights North American individuals and firms with distinct design voices that have the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. The jury reviews significant bodies of realized work and considers accomplishments within design and academia.

The work of each Emerging Voice represents the best of its kind and addresses larger issues within architecture, landscape, and the built environment.

The 2010 Emerging Voices are:

  • Tatiana Bilbao, Mexico City
  • LA DALLMAN, Milwaukee
  • L.E.FT, New York City
  • molo, Vancouver
  • Rojkind arquitectos, Mexico City
  • Slade Architecture, New York City
  • studio SUMO, New York City
  • UrbanLab, Chicago

Lecture videos

Tatiana Bilbao lecture

Emerging Voice Tatiana Bilbao discusses two of her projects that address urban and social crises through design.

March 24, 2010

LA DALLMAN lecture

LA DALLMAN's Grace La and James Dallman discuss their recent projects focused on the transformation of site.

March 10, 2010

L.E.FT lecture

The founders of L.E.FT discuss body-, spatial-, and geo-politics in architectural practice.

March 10, 2010

molo lecture

Lecture from the founders of molo on the design of their various products and exhibitions.

March 24, 2010

Slade Architecture lecture

Hayes and James Slade of Slade Architecture lecture on the use of unique contexts in their past projects.

March 17, 2010

studio SUMO: Typecasting

studio SUMO's Yolande Daniels and Sunil Bald discuss their work and its play with type and typecasting in architecture.

March 3, 2010

UrbanLab lecture

The two founders behind UrbanLab in Chicago discuss their research and built projects.

March 17, 2010


The Architectural League Prize receives generous support from Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown, Hunter Douglas Architectural, and Tischler und Sohn. The League Prize is also supported by the Next Generation Fund, an alumni fund of The Architectural League's Emerging Voices and Architectural League Prize programs, and the J. Clawson Mills Fund of The Architectural League. Architectural League programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


More from past Emerging Voices

Interview: Rael San Fratello

Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello describe the importance of reinvention, experimentation, and creative disruption to their practice.

Interview: DIGSAU

An interview with Jules Dingle, Jeff Goldstein, Mark Sanderson, and James Unkefer of DIGSAU.