For a profession of late bloomers, the notion of a “young architect” has always been the subject of debate. When exactly is one too old to be a young architect? Since 2000, Record has showcased promising practitioners who have led their own firms for 10 years or less, in our annual Design Vanguard issue. This year’s winners range in age from 33 to 48, each with a surprising portfolio of built work and on-the-boards projects. Each also has a personal, crafted, and nuanced approach to architecture that has come to define their generation.

Featured Firms

Ambrosi Etchegaray

LEVER Architecture

David Kohn Architects

LAND Arquitectos

stpmj Architecture



Max Núñez Arquitectos


Alan Tse Design


Enter the 2018 contest today!

Applications are due on February 15. In 2018, for the first time, winners will be featured in the June issue (instead of December).