Established in 1981 to recognize visionary work by young practitioners, The Architectural League Prize is an annual competition, lecture series, and exhibition led by the League and its Young Architects + Designers Committee.
Architectural practice relies on resources: disciplinary resources like theory and technique; physical resources like materials and production technologies; and practical resources like coordination, planning, and financing. However, global shifts such as the financial crisis and the environmental crisis demand that architects and designers rethink their resources, producing new approaches, techniques, and even terminology within the discipline.
The 2010 League Prize call for entries asked how our discipline is demonstrating resourcefulness in the face of these challenges.
The winners included:
- Emily Abruzzo & Gerald Bodziak of ABRUZZO BODZIAK ARCHITECTS
- Jason Austin & Aleksandr Mergold of Austin+Mergold
- Marc Frohn & Mario Rojas Toledo of FAR frohn&rojas
- Michael Loverich & Antonio Torres of Bittertang
- Eric Schuldenfrei & Marisa Yiu of ESKYIU
- Keith VanDerSys of PEG office of landscape + architecture
The year’s competition theme was developed by the 2010 Young Architects + Designers Committee, which comprised past League Prize winners Cristina Goberna, Jinhee Park, and Ben Pell.
The competition jury included Goberna, Park, and Pell, in addition to Matilda McQuaid, Billie Tsien, Dan Wood, and Alejandro Zaera-Polo.
The competition is organized by The Architectural League’s program director, Anne Rieselbach.