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

Getting the Word Out

Pascale Sablan is pushing the design press to increase its coverage of women and BIPOC architects.

July 13, 2021

The Abortion Clinic Next Door

Through research and design, Lori A. Brown emphasizes the ties between women’s reproductive decisions and broader social forces.

July 7, 2021

Everything We Can

Low Design Office seeks opportunities to intervene in complex global systems.

May 17, 2021

The Road to Equity

For Kounkuey Design Initiative, transportation planning projects are one way to improve the built environment for everyone.

July 13, 2021

The Image of Water

Communities throughout Mexico face severe challenges with water. Addressing them requires cultural as well as physical interventions, says Taller Capital.

August 10, 2021

La imagen del agua

Las comunidades en ciudad de México afrontan grandes retos relacionados con el manejo del agua. Para Taller Capital, enfrentarse a estos problemas requiere tanto intervenciones culturales como físicas.

August 10, 2021



Craig Borum and Jen Maigret of PLY+ and Adib Cúre and Carie Penabad of CÚRE & PENABAD speak as part of the Emerging Voices series.

July 19, 2021


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.