The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices lecture series and award spotlights individuals and firms with a distinct design ‘voice’ that has the potential to influence the discipline of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. This year, two Mexican architects will be featured as part of the program.
On March 8, Fernanda Canales, the Mexico City-born architect, will present some of her most recent projects, such as Bruma House and the Monterrey School of Higer Learning in Design.
On March 15, Jessica Amescua and Mariana Ordóñez from Comunal: Taller de Arquitectura, will share how their projects provide design services to underserved communities. Recent work includes Childbirth Houses, designs for midwife workspaces informed by extensive dialogue with an indigenous Chiapas community; and Territory and Inhabitant, a research project for a house that could be built in Yucatán for less than $10,000.
Finally, on March 22, Luis Aldrete will discuss his work since establishing Estudio de Arquitectura in 2007, where he works with local craftspeople to employ construction techniques developed over generations. Recent projects include BF Residence, a Guadalajara house whose program nods to the traditional Mexican hacienda.