PORT | Oval+ 2018, Philadelphia, PA, 2018. Credit: Courtesy PORT.

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.

PORT won a 2020 award.

Chicago- and Philadelphia- based firm PORT was founded in 2013 by Christopher Marcinkoski and Andrew Moddrell. The public realm and urban design consultancy is guided by the notion that the public realm is the “closest thing we have to equitable and democratic space in the contemporary city.” Its design projects seek to transform neglected and forgotten spaces within cities. The firm also works on strategies for the management of large, complex territories.

Projects include:

Christopher Marcinkoski earned a BArch from Pennsylvania State University and an MArch from Yale University. He is an associate professor of landscape architecture and urban design at the University of Pennsylvania. He received the Rome Prize Fellowship in landscape architecture in 2015.

Andrew Moddrell earned a BArch from the University of Kansas and an MArch from Yale University. He is currently a visiting assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College.