Erin Besler

Click for more images, The Entire Situation | photo copyright Joshua White

League Prize 2015: Authenticity
Erin Besler
Besler & Sons
Los Angeles, CA

Erin Besler founded Los Angeles, California-based Besler & Sons in 2014. Her work, in her own words, “references and reuses things that are already in circulation,” which she then seeks to “refit into a slightly different framework.” Besler has described her work as operating “between multiple sites of production” — in both educational and professional contexts.

Her work was part of Chatter: Architecture Talk Back, an exhibition curated by Karen Kice at the Art Institute of Chicago, which closed in July 2015; and Along the Resolution Frontier, three video works created with Ian Besler at the International Symposium on Electronic Art in Vancouver, through August 2015. Past projects include Roof Deck, a finalist proposal for the Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1 in New York, and The Entire Situation, a series of architectural mockups of walls at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture Mackey Gallery in Los Angeles.

Erin Besler was a recipient of the AIA Henry Adams Medal and a Thesis Award for her project Low Fidelity. She was also a Teaching Fellow in the Architecture and Urban Design department at UCLA from 2013-2014.

Besler earned a B.A. in Architecture from Yale University in 2004 and a M.Arch with Distinction from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in 2012. She is a faculty member at the University of California Los Angeles in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design.

Visit the 2015 League Prize feature for more information about this year’s winners, the theme of Authenticity, lectures, and exhibition information. See the complete list of past winners here.

Erin Besler, Besler & Sons, Los Angeles