Emerging Voices winner profile

Slade Architecture

Slade Architecture | Virgin Atlantic JFK Clubhouse, Queens, NY, 2012. Credit: Anton Stark

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.

Slade Architecture won a 2010 award.

New York’s Slade Architecture led by partners James Slade and Hayes Slade seeks “to develop the unique characteristics of each project” and “to engage the occupant or viewer by testing their experience/perception of the space.” Current projects include a 500,000 SF residential development in Williamsburg; a zoo renovation in Staten Island; two freestanding residences, one in China, the other in Pennsylvania; and the renovation of HELP/Family Residence Housing Complex in Brooklyn. Recently completed projects include the Barbie Store Shanghai, Aperture Foundation Headquarters, and a number of apartments and offices. Previous to the founding of Slade Architecture in 2002, James Slade was in partnership with Min Cho in Cho Slade Architecture.

The firm is the recipient of numerous AIA New York Design Awards, Interior Design Best of Year Project Design Awards, and a Progressive Architecture Award Citation. Their work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale and ART Basel, and has been published in Architectural Record, Architecture, Dwell, Interior Design, Metropolis, and The New York Times. Slade Architecture was a finalist in the PS1/MoMA Young Architects Program and participates in the New York City DDC Design Excellence Program. Cho Slade Architecture was selected in 2000 to participate in the Architectural League’s Young Architects Forum. Hayes Slade received her M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a M.Eng and B.S. in Engineering from the College of Engineering at Cornell University. James Slade received his B.A. degree from Cornell University and his M.Arch from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.