2012 Exhibition: No Precedent

Click image for a slideshow of the exhibition | photos by David Sundberg/ESTO

June 21 — August 3, 2012
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries
Parsons The New School for Design
66 Fifth Avenue, New York City

Click here for the gallery guide with information about all of the designers.

From the introduction to the exhibition:

“…This year’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.” 

All of the competition winners addressed both the tension and opportunities inherent in moving beyond comfortable, tried and true architectural precedents, whether formal, philosophical, technical, or professional.  The work in their portfolios illustrated new design strategies, modes of production and models of practice–reenvisioning design problems and testing fabrication methods to generate unprecedented solutions. The winners’ site-specific installations tangibly demonstrate their capacity both to rewrite and realize work that challenges design precedents.”

–Anne Rieselbach, Program Director

The League thanks the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons The New School for Design for co-sponsoring the exhibition and lecture series.

The League Prize is generously supported by Dornbracht, Susan Grant Lewin Associates, and Tischler und Sohn. The program is also supported by the Next Generation Fund of the Architectural League.

Architectural League programs are additionally supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.