Architectural League Announces 2012 Winners of Emerging Voices Award

Netscape, SCI-Arc Graduation Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA, 2011 / © and courtesy of Oyler Wu Collaborative

The Architectural League recently announced the winners of its 30th annual Emerging Voices awards. Each year the League selects eight emerging practitioners through a juried portfolio competition. The award spotlights individuals and firms based in the , Canada, or Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urbanism. The jury reviews significant bodies of realized work that represent the best of their kind, and address larger issues of architecture, landscape, and the built environment. This year’s jury included Henry Cobb, Geoff Manaugh, Paul Lewis, Jamie Maslyn Larson, Annabelle Selldorf, Claire Weisz, and Dan Wood. More images and information on the awards after the break.

Anemone; Taipei, TW / © JUT and courtesy of Oyler Wu Collaborative

Being named an Emerging Voice by the Architectural League is one of the most coveted awards in North American architecture, and the program has a superb track record over its thirty-year history of identifying firms that go on to have influential practices. Past Emerging Voices have included Morphosis; Steven Holl; Tod Williams; Toshiko Mori; Enrique Norten; Deborah Berke; Brad Cloepfil; Michael Maltzan; Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi; James Corner of Field Operations; Adam Yarinsky and Stephen Cassell of ARO; SHoP Architects; Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis Architects; Jeanne Gang; Amale Andraos and Dan Wood of WORKac; and Teddy Cruz.

Welcome Place, street view / © and courtesy of 5468796 architecture

Winners will present lectures this March at the Rose Auditorium in the new Morphosis-designed building at The Cooper Union. This year’s Emerging Voices will also be featured in lecture podcasts and interviews to be published on the Architectural League’s website. Emerging Voices is generously supported by Maharam and the Next Generation Fund of the Architectural League.

Webster Cottage, street view / © and courtesy of 5468796 architecture

This year’s Emerging Voices and lecture dates:

Friday, March 2
INABA, Jeffrey Inaba, New York and Los Angeles
INABA’s projects range from books and diagrams to installations, creating physical form from abstract content.
5468796 architecture, speaking for the firm Johanna Hurme and Sasa Radulovic, Winnipeg
With a focus on housing and public projects, the collaborative office playfully explores the possibilities of architecture within the constraints of modest budgets and materials.

IM BLANKY, a self modeling blanket exhibiting primitive cognitive capacities, with RAD / courtesy of Studio NMinusOne

Friday, March 9
SCAPE / Landscape Architecture, Kate Orff and Elena Brescia, New York
Through its landscape and urban design practice SCAPE researches new futures for the urban-natural environment.
Studio NMinusOne, Christos Marcopoulos and Carol Moukheiber, Toronto
The studio’s work, both built and theoretical, explores the frontier of the digital and real and its effects on the physiologies of occupants of buildings and environments.

Janus House / © Marius Marzulis and courtesy of Studio NMinusOne

Friday, March 23
Oyler Wu Collaborative, Dwayne Oyler and Jenny Wu, Los Angeles
Oyler Wu’s installations, pavilions, and façade experimentations are informed by and explore fabrication processes and materials.
SsD, Jinhee Park and John Hong, New York, Boston, and Seoul
The firm’s work, from private residences to light sculptures to public buildings, combines research and production to find multivalent expressions from minimal form.

Braver House, a prototypical alternative to the inflated suburban house / courtesy of SsD

Friday, March 30
arquitectura911sc, Jose Castillo and Saidee Springall, Mexico City
The office responds to the rich social and political complexities of Mexico in its wide-ranging work from social housing to urban planning.
Atelier TAG, Manon Asselin and Katsuhiro Yamazaki, Montreal
The firm builds primarily in the public realm exploring the civic functions of architecture.

Cloud, an interactive light and sound sculpture / courtesy of SsD

All lectures will be held at the Rose Auditorium, The Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are required for admission to the lectures. For more information on the lectures and tickets, please visit here staring February 2. Please verify all program information with the Architectural League before listing.

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