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.

Interviews and articles

Dwelling as drawing

For FreelandBuck, designing a spec home provided the freedom to explore the links between drawing and building.

March 7, 2019

Possibilities for action

Mexican architects Bernardo Quinzaños and Ignacio Urquiza discuss moving between high-end commissions and social design projects.

March 5, 2019

UUfie's material world

Unconventional material choices add a dimension of novelty and surprise to the work of Toronto-based UUfie.

March 12, 2019

Model homes

As Portland, Oregon, confronts a housing crisis, Waechter Architecture creates thoughtful examples of how to densify residential neighborhoods.

March 12, 2019

Campos de posibilidad

Los arquitectos mexicanos Bernardo Quinzaños y Ignacio Urquiza discuten el moverse entre comisiones de alta gama y proyectos de diseño social.

March 5, 2019

Lecture videos

Colloqate lecture

Bryan Lee and Sue Mobley of New Orleans nonprofit Colloqate speak as part of the Emerging Voices series.

May 7, 2019

FreelandBuck lecture

Brennan Buck and David Freeland discuss projects including their installation at Washington, DC's Renwick Gallery.

May 7, 2019

MODU lecture

Phu Hoang and Rachely Rotem talk about their work in this April 2019 video.

May 7, 2019


The Houston- and Brooklyn-based cofounders of SCHAUM/SHIEH speak about their work.

May 3, 2019

UUfie lecture

Eiri Ota and Irene Gardpoit of Toronto firm UUfie explore their work during the Emerging Voices series.

May 7, 2019


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 M. Cuomo and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.