Olalekan Jeyifous

Olalekan Jeyifous | Protest!, Cleveland, OH, 2018. Credit: Bob Perkoski.

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.

Olalekan Jeyifous won a 2020 award.

Olalekan Jeyifous’s multidisciplinary design practice explores notions of place, positioning the concept as continuously constructed rather than given or imagined. Using “borrowed or invented narratives,” Jeyifous examines architecture’s relationship to community and environment through speculative proposals that raise critical questions and open new channels of dialogue. His work spans a diverse range of media, including hand-drawn sketches, technical illustrations, photomontage, animation, public sculpture, and virtual reality experiences. 

Projects include:

Olalekan Jeyifous earned a BArch from Cornell University. His work has been exhibited at the Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum of Modern Art, the Vitra Design Museum, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.