Emerging Voices winner profile

Gray Organschi Architecture

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.

Gray Organschi Architecture won a 2009 award.

Elizabeth Gray and Alan Organschi are the founding principals at Gray Organschi Architecture, an architecture studio and fabrication facility in New Haven. The firm’s work explores the intersection of design and building production, recognizing “building as a medium through which architectural ideas are most forcefully explored and unforgivingly expressed; as an undertaking that consumes physical and environmental resources as it irrevocably alters the character and culture of a place.”

Projects include Tennis House, Washington, CT; Cottage, Guilford, CT; Storage Barn, Washington, CT; Prefabricated Footbridge at Green Hill Brook, Madison, CT; and Music Studio at Firehouse 12, New Haven, CT.

Gray Organschi Architecture has won numerous awards, including the Wood Design Award and regional AIA Merit and Design awards. The firm was the recipient of the 2001 Emerging Architects Award from the Connecticut AIA. Gray Organschi Architecture has been widely published, including in Architectural Record, House & Garden, The New York Times, and numerous books.

Elizabeth Gray received her BA from Yale College and her MArch from the Yale School of Architecture. She is also the founder of an interior design consultancy, Gray Design. Alan Organschi received his BA from Brown University and a MArch from the Yale School of Architecture. He currently teaches at Yale, where he coordinates the first-year graduate housing studio.