Thirty Years of Emerging Voices
Idea, Form, Resonance
The prestigious Emerging Voices award was created in 1982 by The Architectural League of New York to showcase the work of early- to mid-career North American architects. Each year, through an invited competition, a jury selects practitioners or firms with a significant body of realized work that represents the best of its kind and has the potential to shape the future of architecture and landscape design. Thirty Years of Emerging Voices documents and critically assesses the first three decades of the League's Emerging Voices program. Essays by Reed Kroloff, Ashley Schafer, and Karen Stein and concise observations by leading critics, architects, and historians complement the presentation of work from the nearly 250 individuals and firms that have been selected for the program. Thirty Years of Emerging Voices is an ideal lens through which to interpret the last several decades of dynamic change in North American architectural design and practice.
- The Emerging Voices Award is one of the most coveted in North American architecture
- Features a who's who of contemporary architecture landscape architecture, and urbanism including Brad Cloepfil, James Corner Field Operations, Teddy Cruz, Jeanne Gang, Steven Holl, Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis, Weiss/Manfredi, Morphosis, and SHoP Architects
- Features a foreword by League President, Billie Tsien; essays by Reed Kroloff, Ashley Schafer, and Karen Stein; and commentaries by Alan G. Brake, Henry N. Cobb, Alexandra Lange, Thomas de Monchaux, Paul Makovsky, and Suzanne Stephens, with an introduction by League program director Anne Rieselbach and afterword by executive director Rosalie Genevro.
- The Architectural League of New York presents the work of the world's most interesting architects and designers through lectures, exhibitions, publications, and digital programming.
A splendid account of changes in professional tastes over time ... .Well presented and well considered.
Inclusion in the program also requires deep insight, namely an ability to frame one's work in relation to design theory, technology, and business practice. If that intellectual standard has secured Emerging Voices' allure among up-and-coming architects, then it also serves readers well here.
The Boston Globe
this book offers a look back and a look forward, contextualizing forward thinking's impact on architectural culture and trends.