Archinect - News 2014-12-22T19:56:18-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/95112373/the-living-and-surfacedesign-inc-give-first-lecture-in-2014-s-emerging-voices-series The Living and Surfacedesign Inc. give first lecture in 2014's Emerging Voices series Ayesha Ghosh 2014-03-07T17:46:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T21:27:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lg/lg19nndz1infkcn7.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archleague.org/competitions/emerging-voices-competitions/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Emerging Voices</a> is an annual award given by the Architectural League. It is an invited portfolio competition, identifying eight firms in North America that are influencing the current condition of architecture, landscape design and built environments. To see a full list of this year&rsquo;s award recipients, click&nbsp;<a href="http://archleague.org/2014/02/emerging-voices-2014-2/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. The winners will present their work weekly in a lecture series hosted by the Architectural League of New York during the month of March. For more information about these events, click&nbsp;<a href="http://archleague.org/events/emerging-voices-events/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>The Emerging Voices lecture series kicked off last night with presentations by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thelivingnewyork.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Living</a>&nbsp;(David Benjamin) and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sdisf.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Surfacedesign Inc</a>&nbsp;(Geoff di Girolamo,&nbsp;James Lord, and&nbsp;Roderick Wyllie). Despite the differences in the scope of work between both offices, the pairing offered complementary insights into alternative approaches to designing built environments. David Benjamin&rsquo;s work is inspired by experimentation and synthetic biology, employing a cross-disciplinary approach to undertake responsiv...</p>