Emerging Voices: SO – IL and Mass Design Group

Florian Idenburg’s (adjunct associate professor of architecture) firm SO – IL and Mass Design Group, founded by Michael Murphy (MArch ’11) and Alan Ricks (MArch ’10), have been named Emerging Voices 2013 by the Architectural League NY.
SO – IL was recognized for its “refined response to site and function developed from iterative studies of form and information that ‘clarify the essence of an idea.’” Mass Design Group “investigates the social determinants of poverty and illness and through design proposes holistic and inclusive solutions.”
The Emerging Voices award goes to distinguished individuals and firms from the U.S., Canada and Mexico which have demonstrated the potential to influence architecture, landscape design and urbanism. This year’s jury included Henry Cobb, (MArch ’49 and former chair of the department of architecture) and Kate Orff (MLA ’97).
Each of the winning teams will be giving a lecture in NY next month: SO – IL on March 7 and Mass Design Group on March 14. More information about the award and the lecture series is available on the Architectural League NY website.
Image: Frieze Art Fair by SO – IL, photo by Iwan Baan