Lori A. Brown

Lori A. Brown | Design consultation and proposal for the Alabama’s Women’s Wellness Center, Huntsville, Alabama. Image courtesy Lori A. Brown

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.

Lori A. Brown won a 2021 award.

Lori A. Brown is an architect, educator, and scholar. She is president of ArchiteXX, which she cofounded in 2012; principal of lab practices, a research and design firm founded in 2005; and a professor at Syracuse University. 

Her interdisciplinary practice draws on geography, art, law, and women’s and gender studies “to bring the work of architecture more substantially into social, political, and institutional arenas,” with the goal of “transforming spatial structures to promote equity and inclusivity.” 

In tandem with this effort, Brown strives to create more exposure and engagement for women in the discipline by exploring issues of social justice, gender, privilege, and patronage.

Projects include:

Brown earned a BS in architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MArch from Princeton University. In addition to teaching at the Syracuse University School of Architecture, she serves as the school’s director of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

ArchiteXX has been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Graham Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts.