Emerging Voices lectures: ISA & Studio Roberto Rovira
Brian Phillips; Roberto Rovira
March 12, 2015
Brian Phillips, ISA, Philadelphia
Roberto Rovira, Studio Roberto Rovira, Miami
Introduced by Susannah Drake
1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs
The second evening of the annual Emerging Voices lecture series features Brian Phillips of ISA and Roberto Rovira of Studio Roberto Rovira. 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.
Brian Phillips founded Philadelphia-based ISA in 2004. ISA is committed to “bringing innovative design with a strong environmental agenda to urban environments.” Although a particular focus is housing, the firm works in a wide range of scales and typologies in Philadelphia, Boston, and Chicago, as well as speculative projects for cities nation-wide. For more on ISA, click here.
Roberto Rovira, a landscape architect with a design, engineering, and fine arts background, founded Studio Roberto Rovira in 2011. Committed to a “process of design development, analysis, and investigation that seeks larger connections to ecology, patterns, history, and time,” the firm produces work in a variety of scales and typologies, including public art, gardens, courtyards, parks, and event pavilions. For more on Studio Roberto Rovira, click here.
Susannah Drake is the principal and founder of dlandstudio pllc. 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.