Emerging Voices lectures: The Living & Surfacedesign, Inc.

The Living and Surfacedesign, Inc.

March 6, 2014
7:00 p.m.

(l) The Living, Living Light; (r) Surfacedesign, Inc., Golden Gate Bridge Plaza

Emerging Voices
The Living | Surfacedesign, Inc.
David Benjamin; Geoff di Girolamo, James Lord, and Roderick Wyllie
Moderated by Paul Lewis

1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs

The first evening of the annual Emerging Voices lecture series, featuring The Living and Surfacedesign, Inc. 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 design, and urbanism.

Geoff di Girolamo, James Lord, and Roderick Wyllie, principals of the San Francisco landscape architecture and urban design practice, Surface Design Inc., focus on creating landscapes that “connect people to their built environment” with an emphasis on “personal histories and connections between culture and natural environment.”  For more on Surfacedesign, Inc., click here.

Founded in 2006 with “the mission of creating the architecture of the future,” New York’s The Living, led by principal David Benjamin, explores “how new technologies come to life in the built environment.” For more on The Living, click here.

For additional information on all 2014 Emerging Voices, as well as the program in general, click here.

Moderator Paul Lewis is a principal and founder of LTL Architects and is a Vice President of The Architectural League of New York. He served on this year’s Emerging Voices committee.


Emerging Voices is generously supported by Maharam. The Emerging Voices program is also supported by the Next Generation Fund of The Architectural League. For a listing of contributions to the Next Generation Fund, please click here.