Emerging Voices: Jon Lott; Heather Roberge

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Loreto Theater

Jon Lott, PARA Project and Collective-LOK, New York City
Heather Roberge, Heather Roberge | Murmur, Los Angeles
Introduced by Sunil Bald

1.5 AIA and New York State CEUs

The first evening of the annual Emerging Voices lecture series features Jon Lott of PARA Project and Collective-LOK; and Heather Roberge of Heather Roberge | Murmur. Emerging Voices 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 architecture, and urbanism.

Jon Lott is a Principal of PARA Project, which he founded in 2007, and a Co-founding Member of Collective-LOK (together with William O’Brien Jr, and Michael Kubo), founded in 2013, and also works as a Design Critic in Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. He is also a past Architectural League Prize winner. Lott sees each project as “a collaborative effort between a wide range of constituents, guided by the specific needs and curiosities of a diverse clientele; raising disciplinary questions rather than merely providing service.” With PARA Project, recent projects include the Haffenden House residence, the Crawford Attic Writing Room, and La Casita, all located in Syracuse, New York.

Heather Roberge founded Heather Roberge | Murmur in 2008 and is associate professor in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA where she currently holds the position of director of the undergraduate program in Architectural Studies. Roberge’s work “explores the intersection of computation and material production to transform architectural spaces, assemblies, and objects.” Recent projects include En Pointe, an installation at SCI-Arc Gallery, the Vortex House residence, and the Gatins Chan residence, all in Los Angeles.

Sunil Bald is a co-founding Principal of the New York-based studioSUMO and a past Emerging Voices winner in 2010. After an initial term as Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale, Bald has continued to teach design studios and visualization at the School. He served on this year’s Emerging Voices committee.

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 electronically distributed the day of the event and should be printed in advance; unclaimed tickets will be released fifteen minutes after the start of the program. Non-members may purchase tickets online here, beginning March 15 until 12:00 p.m. March 22. Additional non-member tickets will be available at the door for purchase with cash, space permitting.