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Oyler Wu Wins Coveted 2012 Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League

Faculty members Jenny Wu and Dwayne Oyler of Oyler Wu Collaborative are among the eight emerging practitioners winners of the recently announced 2012 Emerging Voices Awards from the Architectural League.

Oyler Wu’s installations, pavilions, and façade experimentations are informed by and explore fabrication processes and materials. Most recently, they completed Netscape, the SCI-Arc Graduation Pavilion 2011—a hand-woven canopy made from 45,000 feet of rope (show below), and reALIze, a tribute installation dedicated to Muhammad Ali designed in collaboration with artist Michael Kalish.

Netscape - SCI-Arc Graduation Pavilion 2011/Oyler Wu Collaborative

Celebrating its 30th edition this year, the Architectural League award spotlights individuals and firms based in the U.S., 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 has a superb track record over its thirty-year history of identifying firms that go on to have influential practices. Past Emerging Voices have included Morphosis, Steven Holl, Tod Williams, Toshiko Mori, Enrique Norten, Deborah Berke, Brad Cloepfil, Michael Maltzan, Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi, James Corner of Field Operations, Adam Yarinsky and Stephen Cassell of ARO, SHoP Architects, Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis Architects, Jeanne Gang, Amale Andraos and Dan Wood of WORKac, and Teddy Cruz.

Winners will present lectures this March at the Rose Auditorium in the new Morphosis-designed building at The Cooper Union in New York. The Oyler Wu lecture is scheduled Friday, March 23. For more information on lecture and tickets, visit