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.
The 2014 competition asked entrants to consider the overlay. Historically, overlays were iterative design methods enacted by superimposing lines, notations, and marks. More recently, we have seen morphological and diagrammatic sequences as conceptual overlays, animating a series of steps as instructions towards conclusive configurations. Today, notational overlays are used to position a single or collective project within a perceived framework.
The winners included:
- Kutan Ayata & Michael Young of Young & Ayata
- Claus Benjamin Freyinger & Andrew Holder of The LADG
- Adam Fure of SIFT Studio
- Thomas Kelley & Carrie Norman of Norman Kelley
- Jenny E. Sabin of Jenny Sabin Studio
- Geoffrey von Oeyen of Geoffrey von Oeyen Design
The overlay theme was developed by the 2014 Young Architects + Designers Committee, which comprised past League Prize winners Ajmal Aqtash, Beat Schenk, and Bryan Young.
The competition jury included Aqtash, Schenck, and Young, in addition to Preston Scott Cohen, Evan Douglis, Florian Idenburg, Jennifer Lee, Charles Renfro, and Annabelle Selldorf.
The competition is organized by The Architectural League’s program director, Anne Rieselbach.