The Architectural League Prize is an annual competition, series of lectures, and exhibition organized by The Architectural League and its Young Architects + Designers Committee.
Participants in the program are chosen through a portfolio competition that is juried by distinguished architects, artists and critics, and the Young Architects + 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. Open to designers ten years or less out of Bachelor or Master degree programs, the competition draws entrants from throughout North America. The lecture series and exhibition by winners of the competition provide a lively public forum for the discussion of their work and ideas.
This year’s theme for the portfolio competition, Support, identified a present situation in which precarious forms and precarious social arrangements exist side by side. How does one clarify the modes of support in architecture today when the discipline’s role is obscured by a tangled network in which exchanges between built form and various systems of framing, assistance, and reinforcement are constantly in flux? Read more about the call for entries. Join us for lectures from the winners on June 27th and June 29th. Learn more about past winners of the League Prize.
The Architectural League Prize is made possible by Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown and Tischler und Sohn.
League programs are made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Support is also provided by the Next Generation Fund, an alumni fund of The Architectural League’s Emerging Voices and Architectural League Prize programs. The League thanks the Mexican Cultural Institute and Interjet for their additional support.
June 28 – August 1, 2017 | This exhibition features work by the 2017 League Prize winners.
League Prize 2017 winners: Jonathan Louie and Nicole Macintosh of Architecture Office
League Prize 2017 winners: Isabel Abascal and Alessandro Arienzo of LANZA Atelier
Announcing the winners of the Architectural League Prize 2017: Support
View lecture videos, read roundtable conversations, and see profiles on each of the eight 2016 Emerging Voices.
Sticks by Hou de Sousa was the winner of Folly 2016. Read an essay on this functional structure by Pasqualina Azzarello, Socrates Director of Public Programs; a roundtable discussion featuring the designers among other participants; and a look at this year’s other notable competition entries.
Announcing the winners of the Architectural League Prize 2016: (im)permanence