2002 Young Architects Forum:
Material Process


The 2002 Young Architects are:

Jared Della Valle & Andrew Bernheimer, Della Valle + Bernheimer Design
Makram el-Kadi, Ziad Jamaleddine & Naji Moujaes, L.E.FT.
Lisa Iwamoto & Craig Scott, IS.Ar: Iwamoto Scott Architecture
Elena Fernandez, Arnaud Descombs, Antoine Regnault & David Serero, Degre Zero Architecture
Eric Liftin, MESH Architectures
J. Meejin Yoon

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This year’s competition theme, “Material Process,” was developed by the Young Architects Committee in response to the Architectural League’s year-long program initiative “Fabricating Architecture.” Each entrant was asked to analyze how his or her work responded to the competition theme, which was intended both to examine construction–with an emphasis on new or reinvented building materials–and the means of creating buildable design, particularly through direct fabrication methods enabled by new digitally-linked technologies.

The Architectural League’s Young Architects Forum is an annual competition and series of lectures and exhibitions organized by the Architectural League and its Young Architects Committee. The Forum was established to recognize specific works of high quality and to encourage the exchange of ideas among young people who might otherwise not have a forum.

Participants in the program are chosen through a portfolio competition that is juried by distinguished architects, artists and critics, and the Young Architects Committee. The committee, a group selected each year from past participants in the Young Architects Forum, is responsible for developing the program’s theme and selecting competition jurors. Open to designers ten years or less out of school, the competition draws entrants from around North America. The lecture series and exhibition by winners of the competition provide a lively public forum for the discussion of their work and ideas. Winners’ designs will also be illustrated in a catalogue to be published by Princeton Architectural Press.