The Architectural League Prize, established in 1981, recognizes specific works of high quality and encourages the exchange of ideas among young people who might otherwise not have a forum. Each year the Architectural League and the Young Architects + Designers Committee organize a portfolio competition. 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. This year’s committee members were Benjamin Aranda, Seung Teak Lee, and Michael Szivos. The theme, Range, reflects the committee’s perception of young architects’ careers as explorations of “potential boundaries with practices that are radical, that search the edges of the discipline to find its limits.” In addition to the committee members, the 2013 jury consisted of Teresita Fernandez, Paul Lewis, Thom Mayne, Charles Waldheim, and Meejin Yoon. Anne Rieselbach, the League’s Program Director, oversees the program.
The 2013 winners of the League Prize are:
Luis Callejas, Lcla Office, Cambridge and Medellín
Brandon Clifford and Wes McGee, Matter Design, Ann Arbor and Boston
Marc Fornes, MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY, Brooklyn
Rafael Luna and Dongwoo Yim, PRAUD, Boston and Seoul
Skylar J.E. Tibbits, SJET, Boston
Bryan Young, Young Projects, Brooklyn
For a feature containing interviews with the 2013 winners and images from their exhibition at Parsons, click here.
The Architectural League Prize is made possible with corporate support from Dornbracht, Microsol Resources, Monadnock Construction, Inc., Susan Grant Lewin Associates, and Tischler und Sohn; and by the Next Generation Fund of the Architectural League.
Architectural League programs are also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.