The Architectural League Prize is one of North America’s most prestigious awards for young architects.
The Prize is an annual portfolio competition organized by the Architectural League and its Young Architects and Designers Committee. The committee, a group selected each year from past winners of the League Prize, is responsible for developing the program’s theme and selecting competition jurors. 2012′s theme, No Precedent, reflects the committee’s perception of young architects’ careers as “suggestive, speculative, and on the brink.” The committee called for “ideas, works, and methodologies that are unfounded, ungrounded, and suspect…the things no one has done before, and that one has little experience with.”
Every year, the Prize winners are invited to present their work in a variety of public fora, including lectures, an exhibition, a catalogue published by Princeton Architectural Press, and, as below, on archleague.org.
The 2012 jury consisted of Toshiko Mori, Gregg Pasquarelli, Lisa Phillips, Annabelle Selldorf, and Robert Somol. Committee members were Emily Abruzzo, Dominic Leong, and Michael Loverich. The program is directed by League Program Director Anne Rieselbach.
Published: December 4, 2012
The 14th in a series of books documenting the work of winners of the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects and Designers.
An interview and lecture video with Koji Tsutsui of Koji Tsutsui Associates, a 2012 League Prize winner.
An interview and lecture video with Emmanuel Ramirez and Diego Ricalde of MMX, 2012 League Prize winners.
An interview and lecture video with Seung Teak Lee and Mi Jung Lim of STPMJ, 2012 League Prize winners.
An interview and lecture video with Jimenez Lai of Bureau Spectacular, a 2012 League Prize winner.
A three part feature considering the past, present, and uncertain future of the Arverne Urban Renewal Area, an important but vulnerable public asset.
A feature exploring the winning proposal, SuralArk, by Jason Timberlake Austin and Aleksandr Mergold, and some notable entries and themes of the 2014 competition.
Nordenson and Phifer reflect on several of the projects they have completed together and their conceptual approach to collaborative practice as the continuous development of a shared sensibility.
Party photos from our recent benefit event to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Urban Omnibus, and a series of reflections on themes that have emerged on the site since its launch.