Interview: Bureau Spectacular

League Prize winner Jimenez Lai discusses his firm's work.

October 1, 2012

Recorded on June 20, 2012.

The League Prize, an annual competition that asks young designers to respond to a given theme, has marked an important milestone in many architects’ careers since it was established in 1981. Winners showcase their work through a lecture series and exhibition.

Bureau Spectacular won a 2012 award.

In this video, founder Jimenez Lai sits down with Gabriel Silberblatt and Saga Blane to discuss the work of his studio and his installation for the League Prize 2012 exhibition at Parsons The New School for Design.

Lai was the recipient of the LeFevre Fellowship. His work has been widely exhibited and published. Lai’s graphic novel/manifesto, Citizens of No Place, will be published by Princeton Architectural Press with a grant from the Graham Foundation. Draft II of this book has been archived at the New Museum as a part of the show “Younger Than Jesus.” Jimenez Lai is currently an Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated with a M.Arch from University of Toronto.