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 2011 Emerging Voices are:

  • Interboro Partners, Brooklyn
  • Ball-Nogues Studio, Los Angeles
  • de leon & primmer architecture workshop, Louisville
  • Ruy Klein, New York City
  • Taylor and Miller Architecture and Design, Brooklyn and Pittsfield, MA
  • Lateral Office, Toronto
  • P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, Los Angeles
  • WXY architecture + urban design, New York City

Lecture videos

Interboro lecture

The partners behind Interboro discuss their recent work in planning and architecture.

March 9, 2011

Lateral Office lecture

The founders of Lateral Office discuss their wide-ranging work and the use of design as a research vehicle.

March 9, 2011

Ruy Klein lecture

David Ruy and Karel Klein work at the intersection of architecture, nature, and technology.

May 23, 2011

WXY lecture

Claire Weisz and Mark Yoes discuss the Battery Bosque and Sea Glass Carousel.

March 25, 2011


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

Merge Architects lecture

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Whittaker | Finding “invention in the ordinary,” Merge Architects moves between digital fabrication and the handmade.