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 2009 Emerging Voices are:

  • A-I-R, Scottsdale
  • Andrew Berman Architect, New York City
  • at103, Mexico City
  • Coen+Partners, Minneapolis & New York City
  • Dellekamp Arquitectos, Mexico City
  • Gray Organschi Architecture, New Haven
  • Hutchison & Maul Architecture, Seattle
  • LEVENBETTS, New York City

Lecture videos

A-I-R lecture

Darren Petrucci of A-I-R discusses the firm's recent Arizona project, Stripscape.

March 12, 2009

at103 lecture

Francesco Amezcua and Francisco Pardo of at103 discuss the Ave Fenix Fire Station that they designed for Mexico City.

March 19, 2009

Coen+Partners lecture

In his Emerging Voices lecture, Shane Coen discusses two recent projects from his firm Coen+Partners.

March 5, 2009


Emerging Voices is generously supported by Maharam. 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. Emerging Voices is organized by League Program Director Anne Rieselbach.

More from past Emerging Voices

Interview: cao | perrot Studio

An interview with Andy Cao and Xavier Perrot of cao | perrot Studio, as well as a video of their lecture and a slideshow of the firm's projects.

LA-Más lecture

Helen Leung discusses the work of her Los Angeles-based nonprofit urban design practice.