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.
O’Donnell + Tuomey discuss their vision for Irish architecture, creating mobility in static forms, and bringing the rigors of traditional craft to contemporary work.
Documentation of a symposium addressing issues of water supply in the context of climate change, considered through case studies of Los Angeles, New York City, and the Great Lakes.
Blackwell and Joy reflect on first meeting 15 years ago, approaches to teaching, and a shared sensitivity to place while “transgressing the vernacular” in their work.
In 2013, Marlon Blackwell Architects expanded the school’s home with a renovation and addition honoring the historic building in a contemporary language. Blackwell toured the school with Tom Phifer.