Benjamin Aranda and Chris Lasch, Aranda\Lasch, New York and Tucson
Manuel Cervantes Cespedes, MANUEL CERVANTES CESPEDES / CC ARQUITECTOS, Mexico City
Introduced by Louise Harpman
1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs
The first evening of the annual Emerging Voices lecture series features Benjamin Aranda and Chris Lasch of Aranda\Lasch and Manuel Cervantes Cespedes of MANUEL CERVANTES CESPEDES / CC ARQUITECTOS. 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.
Benjamin Aranda and Chris Lasch founded New York- and Tucson-based Aranda\Lasch in 2003. Committed to “experimental research and innovative building,” Aranda\Lasch’s projects are “multiscalar and interdisciplinary,” operating at a wide range of scales from objects, furniture, and installations to buildings and landscapes. For more on Aranda\Lasch, click here. For full video of Aranda\Lasch’s lecture, click here.
Manuel Cervantes Cespedes founded Mexico City-based MANUEL CERVANTES CESPEDES / CC ARQUITECTOS in 2005. The firm identifies itself as, “part of a constellation of Mexican architects belonging to the same generation, late heirs to Mexican Modernism and an architectural tradition that can be traced back to the first pre-Hispanic settlements.” For more on MANUEL CERVANTES CESPEDES / CC ARQUITECTOS, click here. For full video of Manuel Cervantes Cepedes’ lecture, click here.
Louise Harpman is partner and founder of Specht Harpman. She 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.