Rael San Fratello named Emerging Voice


Each year the Architectural League of New York selects eight emerging practitioners through a juried, invited portfolio competition. The Emerging Voices award spotlights individuals and firms based in the United States, Canada, or Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urbanism. Being named an Emerging Voice by The Architectural League is one of the most coveted awards in North American architecture, and the program is notable for its thirty-year history of identifying and nurturing firms that go on to have influential practices. Rael San Fratello is honored to have been named an Emerging Voice in 2014.

The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices Award spotlights North American individuals and firms with distinct design “voices” that have the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. The jury reviews significant bodies of realized work and considers accomplishments within the design and academic communities. The work of each Emerging Voice represents the best of its kind, and addresses larger issues within architecture, landscape, and the built environment. This year’s jury included Fred Bernstein, Paul Lewis, Kate Orff, Thomas Phifer, Annabelle Selldorf, and Adam Yarinsky. Emerging Voices is organized by League Program Director Anne Rieselbach.

The 2014 Emerging Voices are:

David Benjamin, The Living, New York
Geoff di GirolamoJames Lord, and Roderick Wyllie, Surfacedesign, Inc., San Francisco
Basar GiritAleksey Lukyanov-ChernyWes Rozen, and Bradley Samuels, SITU Studio, Brooklyn
Joyce Hwang, Ants of the Prairie, Buffalo
Salvador Macías Corona and Magui Peredo Arenas, Estudio Macías Peredo, Guadalajara
Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, Rael San Fratello, Oakland
Mauricio Rocha Iturbide and Gabriela Carrillo Valadez, TALLER |MauricioRocha+GabrielaCarrillo|, Mexico City
Betsy WilliamsonShane Williamson, and Donald Chong, Williamson Chong Architects, Toronto

For more information about the 2014 winners, click here.

Rael San Fratello will discuss their work on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Scholastic Auditorium, 557 Broadway, New York, NY. Tickets are free for League members; $10 for non-members. Members may reserve a ticket by e-mailing: rsvp@archleague.org. Member tickets will be held at the check-in desk; unclaimed tickets will be released fifteen minutes after the start of the program. Non-members may purchase tickets online here, beginning March 6.


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