Emerging Voices winner profile


molo | urchin softlight. Image courtesy molo

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.

molo won a 2010 award.

molo, based in Vancouver, Canada, is a design and production studio dedicated “to an exploration of space making in combination with innovative experiments in manufacturing, materials, and structure.” Led by founders and principal designers, Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen, along with co-founder Robert Pasut, the work of the molo studio “balances between the realms of art, architecture, and design for serial production, crossing a variety of scales, from tea set to museum.” The design of molo products grows from Forsythe + MacAllen’s architectural explorations. molo’s “soft collection” of flexible walls, building blocks, seating, and lighting exemplifies their “exploration of production processes and experiential space making.” Additional projects include the Aomori Nebuta House, Japan; and the Northern Sky Circle Passageway.

molo’s products have received numerous awards, including ICFF Editor’s Choice Awards, and have been acquired for the collections of museums and galleries, including the Museum of Modern Art. The firm was a runner up for the Metropolis NEXT Generation Prize and was selected as a participant in the 2003 Architectural League Young Architects Forum. Stephanie Forsythe received her B.E.D. from the Technical University of Nova Scotia and her M.Arch from Dalhousie University. She has also studied printmaking, glass blowing, and metal work. Todd MacAllen received his B.F.A. from the University of Victoria, a B.E.D. from the Technical University of Nova Scotia, and a M.Arch from Dalhousie University.