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 2014 Emerging Voices are:

  • Ants of the Prairie, Buffalo
  • Estudio Macías Peredo, Guadalajara
  • Rael San Fratello, Oakland
  • SITU Studio, Brooklyn
  • Surfacedesign, Inc., San Francisco
  • TALLER |MauricioRocha+GabrielaCarrillo|, Mexico City
  • The Living, New York
  • Williamson Chong Architects, Toronto


Interview: Estudio Macías Peredo

Salvador Macías Corona and Magui Peredo Arenas draw from their local context to create contemporary buildings with traditional craft practices.

September 29, 2014

Interview: Rael San Fratello

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

June 16, 2014

Interview: SITU Studio

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

September 29, 2014

Interview: The Living

David Benjamin employs prototyping, research, and an open-source ethos to bring architecture to life.

July 21, 2014


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

Interview: DIGSAU

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


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.

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.