Emerging Voices 2017

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 the design and academic communities. The work of each Emerging Voice represents the best of its kind, and addresses larger issues within architecture, landscape, and the built environment. This year’s jury was comprised of Sunil Bald, Mario Gooden, Lisa Gray, Paul Lewis, Jing Liu, Thomas Phifer, Bradley Samuels, Billie Tsien, and Ian Volner. Emerging Voices is organized by League Program Director Anne Rieselbach with the assistance of Matt Ragazzo.

The 2017 Emerging Voices are:

Brian Bell and David Yocum, Principals, BLDGS, Atlanta, Georgia
Eduardo Cadaval and Clara Solà-Morales, Principals, Cadaval & Solà-Morales, Mexico City and Barcelona
Roy Decker and Anne Marie Duvall Decker, Principals, Duvall Decker Architects, Jackson, Mississippi
Frida Escobedo, Principal, Frida Escobedo, Taller de Arquitectura, Mexico City
Chris Leong and Dominic Leong, Founding Partners, Leong Leong, New York City
Thomas F. Robinson, Founding Principal, LEVER Architecture, Portland, Oregon
Jonathan Tate, Principal, OJT, New Orleans, Louisiana
David Scott and Susan Scott, Directors, Scott & Scott Architects, Vancouver, Canada


Emerging Voices is generously supported by Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown. 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.

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Lecture videos

BLDGS lecture

The founders of Atlanta firm BLDGS present their work.

February 15, 2018

Leong Leong lecture

The designers describe work ranging from an experimental boutique in New York to an LGBT campus in Los Angeles.

February 21, 2018

Scott & Scott lecture

Canadian architects Susan and David Scott discuss residential, office, and restaurant projects.

February 15, 2018

Roundtable discussions