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 2013 Emerging Voices are:

  • cao | perrot Studio, Los Angeles and Paris
  • DIGSAU, Philadelphia
  • dlandstudio, New York City
  • graciastudio, Tijuana and San Diego
  • MASS Design Group, Boston and Kigali
  • Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects, San Francisco
  • PRODUCTORA, Mexico City
  • SO – IL, New York City


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.

October 7, 2013

Interview: DIGSAU

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

September 16, 2013

Interview: dlandstudio

An interview with Susannah Drake of dlandstudio, as well as a video of her lecture and a slideshow of the firm's projects.

August 18, 2013

Interview: graciastudio

An interview with Jorge Gracia of graciastudio, as well as a video of his lecture, and a slideshow of the firm's projects.

July 8, 2013


An interview with Carlos Bedoya, Wonne Ickx, Victor Jaime, and Abel Perles of PRODUCTORA, as well as a video of their lecture, and a slideshow of the firm's projects.

October 7, 2013

Interview: SO – IL

An interview with SO – IL's Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu, as well as a lecture video and project slideshow.

July 8, 2013


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

Studio Roberto Rovira lecture

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Interview: SITU Studio

The Brooklyn firm combines design, fabrication, and research to explore a broad range of spatial issues.