The Architectural League organizes a number of competitions each year to nurture excellence, particularly among younger designers, and to explore ideas of topical note.
Each year the League runs two prestigious programs for early and mid-career architects and designers: Emerging Voices, an invited competition for North American firms and individuals with distinct design voices and significant bodies of realized work; and the Architectural League Prize, a juried portfolio competition organized around a yearly theme for young architects and designers ten years or less out of school.
The Deborah J. Norden Fund awards up to $5,000 annually in travel grants to students and recent graduates in the fields of architecture, architectural history, and urban studies.
Folly is an annual opportunity to design, build, and exhibit a full-scale project around the theme of an architectural folly at Socrates Sculpture Park.
The Urban Omnibus writing competition solicits short evocative non-fiction, each year exploring a different topic in relation to urban life.
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The Architectural League's mission is to nurture excellence in architecture, design, and urbanism, and to stimulate debate and provoke thinking about the critical design and building issues of our time. As a vital, independent forum for architecture and its allied disciplines, the League helps create a more beautiful, vibrant, innovative, and sustainable future. Learn more ▶