March 21, 2019
7:00 p.m.

Left: SCHAUM/SHIEH | Transart House, Houston, TX, 2018. Credit: Naho Kubota. Right: UUfie | Ports 1961 Shanghai, Shanghai, China, 2015. Credit: Shengliang Su

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.

Join us for lectures by two 2019 Emerging Voices.

Founded in 2009 by Troy Schaum and Rosalyne Shieh, SCHAUM/SHIEH is based in Houston and New York City. The firm’s origins lie in Shaum and Shieh’s desire to explore the links between art, form, and urbanism. They write: “The practice has a particular interest in the city at the scale of the building, both as a site of theoretical experimentation and as a reality that may be transformed through building.” Recent projects include Transart House, a residence and private gallery in Houston, Texas, and White Oak Music Hall, part of a locally owned cluster of music venues in Houston’s historic Near Northside neighborhood.

Irene Gardpoit and Eiri Ota founded UUfie in Tokyo in 2009. They relocated to Toronto in 2013. The firm’s output includes architecture, industrial design, art, and landscape design. The partners write: “Our work aims to make architecture a sensory and visceral experience, an interactive process that engages people in fluid interplays and unique juxtapositions of architecture and landscape.” Recent projects include a sculptural façade fabricated from glass bricks for fashion retailer Ports 1961’s flagship store in Shanghai; a vertical circulation space, or verticalité, in Paris department store Printemps Haussmann; and Lake Cottage, a treehouse-inspired home in Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada.

Moderator Paul Lewis is a founding principal of LTL Architects, a past Emerging Voices winner (2002), and president of The Architectural League of New York. He served on this year’s Emerging Voices jury.


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 M. Cuomo and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.