FreelandBuck | MINI Living Urban Cabin, Los Angeles, CA, 2018. Credit: Laurian Ghinitoiu

The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices program spotlights North American architects, landscape architects, and urban designers who have significant bodies of realized work and the potential to influence their field.

FreelandBuck won a 2019 award.

Brennan Buck and David Freeland founded FreelandBuck in 2010. The firm is based in Brooklyn and Los Angeles.

The firm’s work to date encompasses large-scale installations, private houses, offices, and restaurants. According to its philosophy statement, FreelandBuck’s designs explore the idea of “layers of meaning, illusion, and visual effect that engage various audiences.”

Projects include:

Brennan Buck earned a BS in landscape architecture from Cornell and an MArch from UCLA. He serves as a critic at Yale and was previously an assistant professor at The University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. He lives in New York City.

David Freeland received a BS in architecture from the University of Virginia and an MArch from UCLA. He formerly taught at Woodbury University and is now a member of the design faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture. He lives in Los Angeles.

The firm received a Design Vanguard award from Architectural Record in 2017.