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

Arctic architecture

Blouin Orzes architectes has spent decades working to understand the needs of Inuit communities in the Canadian north.

March 18, 2020

Better together

The founders of Escobedo Soliz discuss the role of collaboration in their practice, and in Mexican architecture more broadly.

April 14, 2020

Design lessons from Norway

Architect Casper Mork-Ulnes translates Norwegian design traditions and cultural sensibilities for projects in Northern California.

March 11, 2020

Rethinking public space

Design consultancy PORT helps cities across the United States create innovative community spaces.

March 2, 2020

Keep them guessing

Young Projects imbues buildings in a Caribbean retreat with spatial and material ambiguity.

April 21, 2020


PORT lecture

Christopher Marcinkoski and Andrew Moddrell of Chicago- and Philadelphia- based firm PORT speak as part of the 2020 Emerging Voices lecture series.

March 25, 2020

Olalekan Jeyifous lecture

Multidisciplinary designer Olalekan Jeyifous speaks as part of the 2020 Emerging Voices lecture series.

March 25, 2020


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.