Emerging Voices winner profile

Moorhead & Moorhead

Moorhead & Moorhead | Filament Wound Bench winding pattern detail. Image courtesy Moorhead & Moorhead

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.

Moorhead & Moorhead won a 2008 award.

Moorhead & Moorhead is a New York-based architecture and industrial design collaboration formed in 2000 by brothers Granger Moorhead and Robert Moorhead. Exploring function and materiality at scales ranging from furniture to architecture, Moorhead & Moorhead combines the brothers’ distinct backgrounds in architecture and industrial design, leading to “a unique synthesis of their expertise in detailing, fabrication, and spatial design.” A prototype shop allows full-scale experimentation with materials and ideas.

Recent projects include the Mobile Chaplet; Uruguay Compound in Jose Ignacio, Uruguay; Hanover Square Loft in New York; Filament Wound Bench; and Rubber Lamp.

Moorhead & Moorhead were featured in Cooper-Hewitt’s “Design Life Now” National Design Triennial 2006 and have been published in magazines such as I.D., Metropolis, and Architectural Record.  The Moorhead brothers have received ID Annual Design Review Awards in both the furniture and environments categories.

Granger Moorhead received his BA and his MArch from Yale University. Robert Moorhead received his BFA and his BID from the Rhode Island School of Design. Both serve as guest critics at Parsons, RISD, and Yale.