The Architectural League of New York has announced the eight winners of its annual Emerging Voices competition. The awards program spotlights individuals and firms with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urbanism.
This year’s winners are:
- Brandon Dake, Andrew Wells, Dake Wells Architecture, Springfield and Kansas City, Missouri;
- Lazbent Pavel Escobedo Amaral, Andrés Soliz Paz Escobedo Soliz, Mexico City, Mexico;
- Casper Mork-Ulnes, Mork Ulnes Architects, San Francisco, California, and Oslo, Norway;
- Olalekan Jeyifous, New York, New York;
- Miriam Peterson, Nathan Rich, Peterson Rich Office, New York, New York;
- Christopher Marcinkoski, Andrew Moddrell, PORT, Chicago, Illinois, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;
- Bryan Young, Young Projects, New York, New York; and
- Marc Blouin, Catherine Orzes Blouin Orzes architectes, Montréal, Québec.
The selection process for the two-stage jury included past Emerging Voices winners and other design professionals from across North America who reviewed work from approximately 50 firms.
“Individually, each of the winners of this year’s Emerging Voices was selected for the coherence of their creative body of work,” said Paul Lewis, jury member and president of the Architectural League. “Collectively, the range of the work of the eight winners—from material-intensive explorations, to the nuanced production of community and urban identities, to innovative buildings realized with tight economic and environmental constraints—speaks to the diverse challenges found in the architectural discipline today.”
Since 1982, the program has identified more than 250 awardees that have gone on to develop influential careers.