Taller Capital and Beyond the Built Environment

Join us for the first night of the 2021 Emerging Voices series.

March 11, 2021
6:00 p.m.

Left: Taller Capital | Parque Bicentenario, Ecatepec, State of Mexico. Design team: Lorena Chávez, Catalina Vega, Manuel Abad, Mariana Bobadilla, Diego García. Structure: Gerson Huerta. Construction: Grupo Provimex. Image credit: Rafael Gamo. Right: Pascale Sablan | SAY IT LOUD, Center for Architecture, AIANY, New York, 2017. Image credit: Cameron Blaylock.

The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices program spotlights North American architects, landscape architects, and urban designers who have significant bodies of realized work and the potential to influence their field.

Mexico City-based architecture and urban design studio Taller Capital was founded in 2010 by José Pablo Ambrosi and Loreta Castro-Reguera. Their work “focuses on designing the city through densification and infrastructural public spaces.” With a particular attention to water, the studio has applied extensive research to the development of urban design projects that address water management in Mexico City and beyond. 

Pascale Sablan is a New York-based architect and activist who works “to advance architecture for the betterment of society,” bringing visibility to issues concerning women and BIPOC designers. She is the founder and executive director of Beyond the Built Environment, an organization with the goal of addressing “the inequitable disparities in architecture by providing a holistic platform aimed to support numerous stages of the architecture pipeline.” As part of this work, Sablan has curated the traveling exhibition SAY IT LOUD, which features work from underrepresented designers.

The presentations will be followed by a conversation with Mimi Hoang, partner at nARCHITECTS and adjunct associate professor at Columbia GSAPP.


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.