Jon Lott, PARA Project and Collective-LOK, New York City
Heather Roberge, Heather Roberge | Murmur, Los Angeles
Introduced by Mario Gooden
1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs
The first evening of the annual Emerging Voices lecture series features Jon Lott of PARA Project and Collective-LOK; and Heather Roberge of Heather Roberge | Murmur. 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.
Jon Lott is a Principal of PARA Project, which he founded in 2007, and a Co-founding Member of Collective-LOK (together with William O’Brien Jr, and Michael Kubo), founded in 2013, and also works as a Design Critic in Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. He is also a past Architectural League Prize winner. Lott sees each project as “a collaborative effort between a wide range of constituents, guided by the specific needs and curiosities of a diverse clientele; raising disciplinary questions rather than merely providing service.” With PARA Project, recent projects include the Haffenden House residence, the Crawford Attic Writing Room, and La Casita, all located in Syracuse, New York.
Heather Roberge founded Heather Roberge | Murmur in 2008 and is associate professor in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA where she currently holds the position of director of the undergraduate program in Architectural Studies. Roberge’s work “explores the intersection of computation and material production to transform architectural spaces, assemblies, and objects.” Recent projects include En Pointe, an installation at SCI-Arc Gallery, the Vortex House residence, and the Gatins Chan residence, all in Los Angeles.
Mario Gooden is the Principal and founder of Huff + Gooden and teaches advanced design studios at Columbia University’s GSAPP as Associate Professor of Professional Practice. He is a past Emerging Voices winner and served on this year’s Emerging Voices committee.
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 Cuomo and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.