Anya Sirota of Akoaki

Akoaki | Detroit Culture Council, Saint Etienne, France, 2017. Credit: Anne-laure Lechat

The League Prize is an annual competition that has been organized by The Architectural League since 1981. Open to designers ten years or less out of school, it draws entrants from around North America.

Anya Sirota of Akoaki won a 2018 award.

Anya Sirota received a BA in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University and an MArch from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. She is currently an assistant professor of architecture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Sirota founded Akoaki in 2008 with Jean Louis Farges. The firm explores the role of architecture in urban regeneration through temporary installations that combine design and public programs.  

Recent projects include:

Sirota was the recipient of an ACSA Faculty Design Award in 2016. Her work was exhibited at the 2017 Saint-Étienne International Design Biennale in Saint-Étienne, France.