Emerging Voices lectures: Atelier ARS° & Merge Architects

Alejandro Guerrero and Andrea Soto; Elizabeth Whittaker

March 19, 2015
7:00 p.m.

(l) Merge Architects, Marginal Street Lofts; (r) ATELIER ARSº, House and Studio in Mar Chapálico

Emerging Voices
Alejandro Guerrero and Andrea Soto, Atelier ARS°, Guadalajara
Elizabeth Whittaker, Merge Architects, Boston
Introduced by Mario Gooden

1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs

The third evening of the annual Emerging Voices lecture series features Alejandro Guerrero and Andrea Soto of Atelier ARS° and Elizabeth Whittaker of Merge Architects. Emerging Voices spotlights individuals and firms based in the United States, Canada, or Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism.

Alejandro Guerrero founded Guadalajara-based ATELIER ARSº in 2000. Andrea Soto began working as Guerrero’s associate in 2010. The firm sees its practice as “a way of thinking about the discipline in which history, theory, and criticism are present in the architectural project.” For more on Atelier ARS°, click here.

Elizabeth Whittaker established Boston-based Merge Architects in 2003. Merge’s practice seeks to “produce an architecture that embraces the art of making within a larger agenda: to re-define the urban and social boundaries of the city.”  For more on Merge Architects, click here.

Mario Gooden is the principal and founder of Huff + Gooden. He served on this year’s Emerging Voices committee.


Emerging Voices is generously supported by Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown, Maharam, and the Next Generation Fund of The Architectural League. Additional support is provided by The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. Emerging Voices is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Architectural League programs are 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 State Legislature.
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