Since 2000, the editors of Architectural Record have annually honored 10 leading young firms with the Design Vanguard award. This year’s emerging practices from across the U.S., Mexico, Germany, China, Japan, Nigeria, and Australia—each advancing issues of form, construction, sustainability, and community engagement—represent the promise of the next generation of architects.

Join senior editor Leopoldo Villardi for a conversation with three of this year’s winners: Future Expansion (Brooklyn, New York), BLDUS (Washington, D.C.), and Studio Contra (Lagos, Nigeria). The principals will share recent projects and work on the boards, as well as discuss their experience establishing an architecture firm.