LEFT: SILO AR+D, Mood Ring House, Fayetteville, Arkansas. (Timothy Hursley); RIGHT: Benedict Canyon Residence in Beverly Hills, CA by Murmur LA (Photekt)

Alumni Manack and Roberge Named "Emerging Voices" by Architectural League of New York

Eight winners of the annual Emerging Voices program have been announced by the Architectural League of New York, two of which are Knowlton School alumni. Marc Manack (BSARCH ’01, MARCH ’05) and Heather Roberge (BSARCH ’93, MARCH ’95) were selected by the jury panel for their distinct design voices and potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design and urbanism.

Manack, co-principal of Ohio and Arkansas based SILO AR+D, showcases work that explores architectural presence through the effects of appearance, reappearance and disappearance and views the architectural act of becoming visible as a form of theater, a performance born of energy harnessed from public environments. Recent projects include Mood Ring House residence in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the Super Sukkah pavilion in St. Louis and North Presbyterian Church in Cleveland.

Roberge, principal of California based Murmur, focuses on work that explores the intersection of computation and material production to transform architectural spaces, assemblies and objects. Recent projects have taken place in Los Angeles and include the “En Pointe” installation at SCI-Arc Gallery, the Vortex House residence and the Gatins Chan residence. “En Pointe” was also recently featured in the Knowlton School’s Banvard Gallery.

Winners of the Emerging Voices program will participate the 2016 Emerging Voices Lecture Series throughout March and April at The Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in New York. For more information about the 2016 Emerging Voices Lecture Series or Architectural League of New York, please visit archleague.org.

Images:  S-AR, Mood Ring House, Fayetteville, Arkansas. Photograph: Timothy Hursley (left); Murmur | Heather Roberge, Gatins Chan Residence, Beverly Hills, California. Photograph: Phototekt (right).