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 2012 Emerging Voices are:

  • 5468796 Architecture, Winnipeg
  • arquitectura911sc, Mexico City
  • Atelier TAG, Montreal
  • INABA, Los Angeles and New York City
  • Oyler Wu Collaborative, Los Angeles
  • SCAPE / Landscape Architecture, New York City
  • SsD, New York City
  • Studio (n-1), Toronto


5468796 architecture interview

Architects Sasa Radulovic and Johanna Hurme of 5468796 architecture discuss architectural creativity and play, even under budget constraints.

July 16, 2012

arquitecturas911sc interview

Architects Jose Castillo and Saidee Springall of arquitectura911sc discuss the intersection of the physical and the social in architecture.

July 16, 2012

Atelier TAG interview

Atelier TAG's Katsuhiro Yamazaki discusses the spaces his firm designs for society to express itself.

July 17, 2012

INABA interview

How do architects give form to content? Jeffrey Inaba of INABA discusses in his interview.

July 17, 2012

SsD interview

John Hong and Jinhee Park of SsD discuss landscape, history, and social systems in architecture.

July 17, 2012

Studio (n-1) interview

Christos Marcopoulos and Carol Moukheiber of Studio (n-1) discuss the real and the surreal in architecture of all scales.

July 17, 2012

Lecture videos

arquitectura911sc lecture

Jose Castillo and Saidee Springall present their work as part of the Emerging Voices lecture series.

June 10, 2012

Atelier TAG lecture

Katsuhiro Yamazaki discusses his work as part of the Emerging Voices lecture series.

March 30, 2012

INABA lecture

Jeffrey Inaba discussed his work as part of the Emerging Voices lecture series.

April 23, 2012

SsD lecture

Jinhee Park and John Hong’s full Emerging Voices 2012 lecture.

May 29, 2012

Studio (n-1) lecture

Christos Marcopoulos and Carol Moukheiber describe their work for the Emerging Voices lecture series.

May 14, 2012


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.

More from past Emerging Voices

LA-Más lecture

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

City as border zone

Architects Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller, founders of El Paso firm AGENCY, discuss the reality and rhetoric of the US–Mexico border.